Everett Bertram Johnson, age 95, of Columbia MD, quietly and peacefully departed this life on July 18. A celebration of life ceremony was held Monday, July 25 at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia, Maryland. He was buried on the church grounds beside his wife.
Everett was the fourth son of eleven siblings, born to loving parents Edward and Havana Johnson in Front Royal, Virginia. He met and married Ernestine Brown in 1948 in Hampton, VA. Everett graduated from Hampton University in 1950 with a B.S. degree in Trade and Industrial Arts and later earned a M.A. in Education from West Virginia State College.
During the early years of his career Everett taught at Prairie View A & M College in Texas and at West Virginia State College in Institute West Virginia. However, the majority of his career was spent in the Baltimore City Public School System (teacher/Southern High School and Specialist, Trade and Industrial Arts/central administrative office). He worked part-time as a printer at the Baltimore Afro American newspaper per for many years.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by wife (Ernestine Brown Johnson) and daughter (Edna B. Johnson) and leaves to cherish his most precious memory: two daughters (Elaine B. Johnson and Everene Johnson-Turner); three grandchildren (Brent E. Johnson/wife Joannett, Sabrina J. Turner, and Matthew J. Turner); two great-grandchildren (Brandon E. Johnson and Jolie D. Johnson); one sister (Gloria Dyer husband Buzz); two brothers (Oswald Johnson and Billy Johnson/wife Lelia); numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
To further honor his memory, please send monetary contributions to the Office of Development Hampton University, 100 E. Queen Street, Hampton, Virginia 23668; Attention: In memory of Everett Bertram Johnson, Class of 1950.