Ms. Eva Louise Johnson, 80, of Charleston, SC, a retired supervisor for the dining hall at The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
The relatives and friends of Ms. Eva Louise Johnson are invited to attend her Graveside Service 11:00 AM, Friday, March 19, 2021 at Calvary African Methodist Episcopal Church, 8321 Pine Landing Road, Edisto Island, South Carolina. Due to the pending inclement weather, the public viewing will be held Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the mortuary.
Due to COVID-19 protocols, everyone is required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
The Matriarch of Our Family
“I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand within they gates, O Jerusalem.”
Eva Louise Johnson, affectionately called “Momma,” “Homie,” “Granny-Granny” and “Sista,” was born on December 26, 1940 on Edisto Island, South Carolina to the late Samuel and Rosa Lee Scott. She received her heavenly wings on March 11, 2021.
Eva was married to Bernard Johnson, Sr. From this union, they were blessed with two sons, Bernard Johnson, Jr. and Timothy Johnson. Her family continued to multiply with four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Eva started her educational at Whaley Industrial School on Edisto Island and transitioned to Jane Edwards Elementary School. She graduated in 1960 from Baptist Hill High School. After graduation, she relocated to Charleston, South Carolina where she was employed by The Citadel – The Military College of South Carolina for 45 years. She retired as a supervisor in the Dining Hall. After retirement, she enjoyed cooking, watching her stories, going to the Farmer’s Market, gardening, sitting in her window, and bringing clarity to any situation.
Eva became a faithful member of Greater St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina under the leadership of Reverend Settles.
Eva enjoyed spending time loving and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with food; especially, Pimp with baked mac and cheese and Junior with cabbage. Her favorite past times was going out and spending time with her sister, Naomi and talking about different TV shows with her sister, Ruth. She also enjoyed decorating her home and doing puzzle books.
Eva was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Belle Scott and three brothers, Benjamin Wright, Adam Arthur Scott and Esso Wright.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories: two sons, Bernard Johnson, Jr. and Timothy Johnson; grandchildren, Andre Johnson, Sr., Darian Johnson, Brayana Johnson and Jarid Johnson; great-grandchildren, Andre Johnson, Jr., Kania Scott and Brayden Scott; siblings, Naomi Jenkins, Ruth Stewart, Rebecca Nelson, Samuel Scott, Jr. (Thomasina) and Dr. Franklin Scott (Margaret); a devoted niece, Felicia Jenkins (Russel); nephews, Darryl Scott (Mary), Arnold Jeffers, and Raymond Jenkins (Fannie) and a host of other relatives and friends.
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