Velma Lindsey Johnson, 83, made her transition Sunday, June 1, 2014. She was surrounded by her daughter and cousin at the Paramount Senior Living, Vacaville, Calif. Her residence was Fairfield, Calif.
Velma was an educator. Her career began in Memphis, Tenn., in 1955 and she moved to Trier, Germany as a teacher and principal in 1958. She was a recipient of the Military’s Sustained Superior Performance Award. Starting in 1962, she worked in the Travis Unified School District for 30 years and received the California Teacher of the year award in 1983.
She lived life to the fullest and was true to her mission, representing love, self-respect and a compassion for all humanity. She retired after 37 years.
Velma is survived by her daughter, Edwana Denise Johnson of San Francisco; mother, Mary Magaline Lindsey of Memphis Tenn.; cousin, Deloris L. McJunkins (Roland) of Calumet City, Ill.; sister-in-law, Elaine Campbell of Memphis Tenn.; nieces, Michell Steward (Michael) of Memphis Tenn., Kaye Francis Scott (Dewayne) of Gallatin Tenn., Julienne Edwards (Monti) of Johns Creek Ga; nephew, Oliver Jordan Johnson III Richardson Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Spencer Johnson; and father, Bernard Brandon Lindsey.
The family wish to thank the Rev. Perry W. Polk and friends for their thoughtfulness, support and prayers.
Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Grace Episcopal Church, 1405 Kentucky Street Fairfield, Calif. Reception to follow at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield Calif.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be mailed to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Velma Lindsey Johnson.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St. Fairfield, Calif. 94533, 707-425-4697.