Verna Joan Johnson
Verna Joan Johnson, age 80, of Quincy, died Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Blessing Hospital. She was born on September 7, 1941 in Quincy, the daughter of Thomas and Ida (Embry) McGraw.
Ms. Johnson was a 1959 graduate of Liberty High School. In her earlier years, she was employed by the CIA in Washington D.C. before working as a legal secretary for the law office of John F. Adams in Quincy and the Quincy Police Department for over 8 years. Verna also worked as a sales associate for Avon cosmetics. Verna enjoyed playing bingo at the Quincy Senior Center, working on word search books and puzzles and watching Law & Order, Dateline and her favorite shopping networks, HSN and QVC. Verna's greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Verna is survived by her son, Eric (Pam) Johnson of Fowler; siblings: Marcia "Sharon" McGraw of Barry, Janet (Gene) Gibson of Slidell, LA, and Steven McGraw of Kingston; six grandchildren: Erica Johnson and Blake Johnson of Quincy, Nicholas Johnson of GA, Ashley, Alexis and Amber Kaufman, all of Quincy; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Everett "Ray" McGraw, Virgil McGraw and Jack McGraw; and one sister, Velma "Sissy" Carey.
A funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Burial will be at Kingston Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Quincy Senior Center. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dukerandhaugh.com.
Angelia Stephens Cantrell
- Aunt Vernie, you will be deeply missed. I have so many wonderful memories,to share I don’t know where to start. I remember my cousin Toshia and I ,staying the weekend with you, and staying up late, and you letting us try on all your Avon samples, and playing dress up in all your clothes, and shoes, ordering pizza,watching scary movies, and laughing all night about absolutely nothing,and always made us feel so special. You were always, so much fun to be around,and the wonderful memories,will last forever. It gives me peace, knowing,that you’re with God now, and Grandma and Grandpa, as well as our other loved ones that have passed. I love you,more than words…Angie-💞♾
- Eric, I am so very sorry. May she rest in peace. Sending love and prayers. Aunt Janice
- Eric, Kerri and I wish to extend our sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. I remember Verna well and enjoyed our time together while at the police department.
- Dennis Bingheim
- My sympathies on your loss.