February 6, 1938 – December 3, 2020
Doris Blackley Johnson, 82, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2020 after a short battle with an aggressive cancer. Doris retired from the NCDMV after 30 years of service as a Driver’s License Hearing Officer. She also worked during the NC State Fair for 28 years in the Kerr Scott Building Information Booth.
Doris was a long standing member of the Beta Sigma Phi and a Wake County Shrinette. She was saved at a young age, was a member of Beulah Christian Church and currently a member of Vision Baptist Church.
Doris has spent her life volunteering and helping others in any way possible. She was at her happiest when surrounded by her family and especially spending time with the grandson and great grandchildren. Being a strong believer in family she was always there to lend her support. There were many happy times spent at her coastal home with family, friends, and neighbors. She will truly be missed by all. She was known as a friend to everyone and a stranger to none.
Doris is survived by her daughter Shilda Hicks Branson (friend David Hudock) of Emerald Isle, NC, her only grandson Justin Winstead, great grandchildren Chandler, Nathaniel, Harper of Raleigh and her grand doggie Bella Mia. In addition she is survived by sisters Carolyn Brown (Paul), Glenn Woodard (Robert), Sue Lancaster, and Deborah Massey. Brothers Larry Blackley (Shirley) and Tony Blackley (Reba) and many nieces and nephews along with a special friend Lowell Liles.
She was preceded in death by her husband Roland Johnson, brothers Bobby, James and Wayne Blackley, sister Lorene Horton.
In her honor a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 West Third Street, Wendell, NC. Doris will lie in repose prior from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends after the service. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park, 2911 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC. Masks are REQUIRED as recommended by CDC guidelines. Full obituary at www.stricklandfuneral.com.
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Contributions to Heartland Hospice, 4505 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 650, Raleigh, NC 27609 or Wake County Shrine Club, 6015 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 are appreciated in lieu of flowers.
The Johnson family would like to thank all of our extended family and friends for the acts of kindness and support shown during this time. A special thanks to Heartland Hospice as they are such a wonderful organization to have during the time of a loved one passing. Our family thanks them for all the care and love shown.