MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — Marcia (Hall) Johnson, 87, died peacefully at Covenant Woods in Mechanicsville, Va., after a long illness.
Mrs. Johnson was a longtime resident of Richmond, Va. She was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, one of three daughters of Thomas B. and Grace Faddis Hall. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1938 and Hillsdale College (Michigan) in 1942. During World War II, she was accepted for overseas duty in the American Red Cross, where she met her future husband, Vernon P. Johnson, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Air Force, in India. Both from Ohio, they were married June 30, 1946, in Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church. They lived in Mount Vernon, Wheeling, W.Va., Charlotte, N.C., and Richmond, Va. Mrs. Johnson was educated as an elementary school teacher and served as an active lifelong volunteer. Her membership in Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) sorority was one of her most cherished associations. She held leadership positions in KKG alumnae chapters in Charlotte, N.C., and Richmond, Va. Among her activities, she played a crucial role in building and equipping the KKG house at the University of Virginia, as house board president and installation chairman in 1980, and also was house board president and installation chairman for the KKG house at the University of Richmond. She celebrated her 50th year as a Kappa in 1989. She was a former president and board member of the Richmond, Va., Home for Ladies, which became Covenant Woods, where she was a resident at the time of her death. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Second Presbyterian Church and Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond.
Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by her husband of 59 years in 2005.
She is survived by three children, Janis Johnson of San Rafael, Calif., Sue Johnson of Mount Holly, N.C., and Stephen Hall Johnson of Cambridge, Mass.; a grandson, Benjamin John Rankin of Washington, D.C.; and a sister, Marilyn H. Falls of Indianapolis, Ind.
A memorial service will be held July 30 at Second Presbyterian Church, with the time to be announced. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Covenant Fund, Covenant Woods, 7090 Covenant Woods Drive, Mechanicsville, Va. 23111.