Karen Inez Marshall Johnson, 58, of Alleghany St. in Pearisburg went to join her Lord Saturday morning February 21, 2009 at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg. Born in Bluefield, WV on November 2, 1950 she was a daughter of Inez Outland Marshall of Narrows and the late Robey Taft Marshall. She was a member of Cornerstone Pentecostal Holiness Church in Narrows. The joy of her life was going to church and being involved. She taught Sunday School, was Secretary/Treasurer and Missionettes and Royal Rangers Leader. She enjoyed working with children and loved to see children that didnít have as much have a great time. She was also a Girl Scout Leader and enjoyed taking her troop on trips. An employee of Rite-Aid Pharmacy in Rich Creek and Pearisburg and formerly at McLean Pharmacy in Pearisburg, she enjoyed the retail business and the many friend she met as customers and fellow employees. She also enjoyed crafting, painting, canning and baking.
She leaves to cherish her memory the love of her life for the last Forty Years, Charles William Johnson; a very loving daughter Jennifer Jenene Johnson of Pearisburg and her boyfriend Scottie Cales of Chrisitansburg; a special sister Sandra Mullins and brother-in-law Dewayne Mullins of Narrows; nephews and nieces that were like her own children; sisters-in-law Cathy Thompson of Pearisburg, Sandra Hicks and Bob of Buchanan, VA, Ellen Ratcliffe and Roy of Princeton, WV; brothers-in-law Robert Johnson and Barry Johnson of Roanoke Dewey Wilson and Janice of Fieldale; a special cousin Henrietta Marshall (baby sis) and many more special special cousins. Her family meant a lot to her from sister to distant relative.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday February 24, 2009 at 11:00 AM in Cornerstone Pentecostal Holiness Church on College Ave. in Narrows with Pastor John Jenkins and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the church Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers Karen has suggested that contributions be made to Cornerstone Pentecostal Holiness Church. Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is serving the Johnson Family.Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.