Dr. Gregory Johnson Sr.

Published 10:57am Saturday, September 29, 2012

Franklin, Va. —Dr. Gregory Leon. Johnson was born in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 24, 1954 and passed away peacefully at his home in Franklin on Sept. 25, 2012. He lost his battle with cancer but gained his heavenly crown.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mona, three children, Gregory Jr., Mina and Selena. Also, one sister Annette (Bernard), two brothers Kevin and Larry, eight sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His extensive education included, Eastern High School, Washington, D.C., Howard University, Washington, D.C., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and at the time of his illness, he had been serving as general surgeon at Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Va.

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 there will be a viewing at 10 a.m. at the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Bowie, 2807 Church Road, Bowie, MD 20720, 301-262-2280. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. There will be a light luncheon served at the church. Interment will take place immediately following at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

On Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 a memorial homegoing service will be held at 2 p.m. at Oasis in the Desert Ministries, 1315 Carrsville Hwy, Franklin, VA 23851, 757-304-9246.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Education Trust Fund for the Johnson children (gljohnsontrust@hotmail.com). www.wrightfuneralhome.org

  • nturn

    My heart is broken.

    Dr. Johnson came into my life when he performed a tramatic and life-altering emergency surgery three years ago. He comforted me on so many occasions with his words and often, without saying a word, simply by the twinkle in his eyes and his reassuring smile. He took the time to understand my fears and help me figure out how to tame them.

    There is no doubt that Dr. J. was a gifted surgeon. I have subsequently had two additional surgeries and I know that there are many qualified doctors. Dr. J., however, didn’t treat me as a file number. He treated me as though I were a valuable person.

    I am not a member of his family, but he treated me like I was. I am not a personal friend, but he treated me as if I were. He was available to me for as long as I needed to talk without ever appearing to be in a hurry to rush off to the next patient. His gentle encouragement made an immeasurable difference in my recovery. He, personally, called me at home on the weekend…even on a holiday to gauge how I was recoveriing and offer his assistance.

    What a special man! We can’t all be surgeons but we can all learn from Dr. J.

    To Dr. J.’s family: Please treasure every moment you had with him and know what a difference he made in so many lives. Thank you for sharing him with us. God bless!

    To Dr. J’s friends and co-workers: I cry with you and know that you will sprinkle some of his compassion on every patient you meet.

    Dr. J. healed me with his hands…as well as his heart.

    Nancy Turner

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