- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gwendolyn Whilemena (Terrell) Johnson, a former surgical nurse’s aide and day care worker, died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington on Sunday after a long illness and complications from a recent surgery. She was 75.

Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 4, 1933, in Alexandria, but resided in the District for most of her life. At the time of her death, she was a resident of the Potomac Genesis Eldercare Center in Arlington, where she endured treatment for multiple medical illnesses for more than seven years.

Mrs. Johnson was a surgical nurse’s aide at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Alexandria hospital. After she retired, she cared for her bedridden mother and then became a day care worker.

She was a member of the Oakland Baptist Church in Alexandria.

Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by her husband, Ronald A. Johnson of Alexandria, and her daughter, Donna J. Easley of Riverdale, as well as her parents, Jacob and Beatrice Terrell.

She is survived by two daughters, Adrienne T. Washington and Angela T. Shivers of Alexandria; a son, Jay A. Johnson of McKeesport, Pa.; four sisters, Maureen Scales, Lillian and Constance-Yvonne Terrell, of Alexandria, and Elaine Clarke of the District; two brothers, Calvin and Leonard Terrell of Alexandria; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A wake will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, with funeral services immediately afterward at 11 a.m. at the Oakland Baptist Church, 3408 King St., Alexandria. The church’s phone number is 703/998-9006.

Interment will be at Pleasant Valley Memorial Park, 8420 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. A repast with the family will be held at the church upon return from the cemetery.

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