Geneva C. Johnson

Died: Tue., Mar. 26, 2013


9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 30, 2013
Location: Kingsley Terrace Church Of Christ

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Mar. 30, 2013
Location: Kingsley Terrace Church Of Christ

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Sister Geneva Clematis McKinney Johnson was the youngest of five children born to James Allen and Sally Sweat McKinney on March 1, 1920 in Sugar Grove, Kentucky.  After graduating from school in Bowling Green, Kentucky, she was baptized by the legendary Brother Marshall Keeble. 
In 1939, Sister Johnson moved to Indianapolis, Indiana.  Shortly thereafter, she met and then married her husband, the late Jesse James Johnson, who was a deeply loved and respected Kingsley Terrace Church of Christ Deacon, Elder, and Assistant Minister.  Brother and Sister Johnson were wonderful models of a loving, Godly, Christian married couple.  They shared forty-six years of marriage, until his death in 1986.  To this exemplary union were born two sons, Jesse Paul Johnson and Frederick Allen Johnson.  Both Brother and Sister Johnson lost their mothers at a very early age; and, their prayer and commitment was to be the absolute best parents to their children possible. 
For over seventy-four years, Sister Johnson has been part of the Kingsley Terrace church family throughout its history.  As the church grew and relocated, she continued her worship at its every location, including churches on Columbia Avenue, Willis Funeral Home, 30th & Shriver, Eugene & Barnes, and finally the current KT location at 30th and Caroline Streets. 
Sister Johnson was a loving, kind, generous and caring person, whose concern for other extended far beyond her family.  She served for years as a Sunday school teacher, member of the KT Chorus; and, was a featured speaker for women on the role of women in having strong Christian marriages and families; and, was a tireless supporter of Southwestern Christian College. In addition, she also served as a volunteer and supporter for the United Way, March of Dimes, the Heart Foundation and other civic organizations.  She also completed classes in Beauty Culture, loved modeling; and, was known for dressing immaculately.  She served as an outstanding mentor and role model for her family, her church community and the community at large.  She was deeply loved and respected by people throughout the country and will be deeply missed by many. 
Sister Geneva C. Johnson departed this life on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.  She leaves to mourn her sons, Jesse and Frederick; her daughter-in-law, Melva Thomas Johnson; her grandsons, Paul Frederick Johnson and Brian Westley Johnson; and, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She will be sorely missed and remembered by the members of Kingsley Terrace and members of Churches of Christ throughout the country; as well as, people from the broader community whose lives have been touched in some way by this wonderful Godly woman.   

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