Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Delphine Hester Johnson


Delphine Elizabeth Hester Johnson

My 2nd cousin 2x removed

Delphine Elizabeth Hester Johnson, a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend was born on August 24, 1923 and departed this life on February 22, 2006. Her father Lloyd Motty Moore Hester, Jr., mother Gertrude Reinhart Hester, Husband Louis R. Johnson, Jr. and son Louis R. Johnson III preceded her in death.

She was a dedicated elementary and special education school teacher at Queen Street High School and Beaufort, North Carolina Elementary School for over 30 years until her retirement in 1977. she loved teaching so much that she recently started Delphine's Workshop, to teach other residents at White House Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Orange, N.J. where she resided since 2000

She received her Bachelors degree from Fayetteville State Teacher's College, now Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, N.C. and a Masters from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.

She held a special love for Elmwood United Presbyterian Church in east Orange, N.J. where she was a new member. Before relocating to New Jersey, she was a member of Purvis Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church of Beaufort, N.C. and St. Stevens A.M.E. Zion Church in Morehead City, N.C. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and of The House of Ruth.

She is survived by a loving and dedicated daughter, Amy V. Johnson Ferdinand, devoted son-in-law Stanley J. Ferdinand and cherished grandson Rolihlahla S. Ferdinand of West Orange. She also leaves sister-in-law Rev. Violet J. Bailey, of Beaufort, N.C. and Atty. Nina M. Williams of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; nieces, Atty. Nina D. Williams, of Miami, Florida and Violetta B. Ardoin, of Atlanta, Georgia; great nieces, Nichole Ardoin and Carmen Gai Ardoin, of Atlanta, Georgia and a cousin Mildred Stevens, of Brooklyn, N.Y. and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Memorial Obituary Provided By: Jackson Funeral Residence)


Delphine's connection to me is through her grandmother. Her grandmother Sidney Bryant Hester was the sister to my 2nd great grandmother, Jonas Bryant.

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