Mary Jean Johnson-Gilbert, 81, of Sevierville, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 18, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Robert Gilbert and Mary Kate Crump; a brother, Luther Robert Gilbert, Jr.; a sister, Evelyn Faye Lamore; and her daughter, Patricia Anne Johnson.
She is survived by her sisters, Irene Miller (Georgia) and Wanda Mae Rogers (Tennessee); her loving husband of 59 years, Edward Roland Johnson (Brownie); her daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Dolly) Johnson; sons, Merrill Eugene Johnson and Timothy Edward Johnson; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Renae Johnson; son, Isreal “Gonzo” Gonzalez; granddaughters, Britney Lynn Johnson and Madison Renae Johnson; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and George Edward Jacobson; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Mary grew up in Sevierville, TN, and moved to Hopewell, VA where she met her husband. She bowled at Fort Lee for over 40 years and that was one of her greatest passions. She loved going to bingo and really enjoyed going to live country music concerts. Mary enjoyed eating at Rosa’s Restaurant and being waited on by her favorite waitress, Bonnie Wineken. She enjoyed laughing, spending time with her children and grandchildren. Any child that came into her home was immediately adopted by her. She attended Destination Church and loved singing to the Lord. She loved everyone and she will be greatly missed.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2022, in Southlawn Memorial Park, 1911 Birdsong Road S. Prince George, Virginia 23805. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30a.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2022, for a visitation at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834.