Doris Jean Blackley Johnson

Doris Jean Blackley Johnson

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

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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.



  • Jean Hocutt Posted December 4, 2020 12:39 pm

    Love and prayers today and the days ahead. Cherish all the memories,
    Danny and Jean Hocutt

  • Debbie Blackley Cox Posted December 4, 2020 3:12 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Doris Jean’s family. We have fond memories of time spent with her at Trade Winds in Salter Path and always enjoyed catching up with her at the State Fair.

  • LEAN Posted December 5, 2020 9:08 am

    Condolences to Sue and Family

  • Cat Valand Posted December 5, 2020 10:02 am

    What a lovely video tribute! She had a wonderfully full life! She was such an amazing great grandmother to Justin’s children and they will benefit from her loving them for the rest of their lives! Condolences to all the family.

  • Wayne Hurder Posted December 5, 2020 10:21 am

    My deepest sympathies to the family I worked with Doris for over a decade at NC DMV and she was always a delight to be around — very professional, very warm and understanding in her dealings with the public in a very challenging environment. She was greatly respected by all her co-workers. She will be very much missed.

  • Shannon Scott Posted December 5, 2020 10:21 am

    We enjoyed Doris and Lyles. worshiping Jesus Christ at Mount Vernon Baptist Church before Covid 19 struck. She portrayed the Love and Joy of our Saviour in each service. We look forward to continuing worshiping Christ in His presence. The Blackley family has always been special. Love Zelma and Shannon Scott

  • Pat & Susan Posted December 5, 2020 11:55 am

    We will miss our amazing friend. A beautiful service. With love and sympathy to Shilda and all of the family

  • Tricia Kolb Posted December 5, 2020 9:04 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to such a warm & caring lady! Doris was always so sweet with such an infectious smile. Shilda, you and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Debbie Pender Posted December 6, 2020 5:43 pm

    Ron and I just found out about this.. We will miss Doris. I worked with her at DMV for many years and enjoyed our breakfast club at Pam’s. We will he in prayer for you and your family.. Ron and Debbie Pender

  • George Harris Posted December 6, 2020 9:14 pm

    My condolences to the family. Doris was a wonderful friend over many years and a lovely person in every sense of the word. She will be surely missed by all. May you Rest In Peace.

  • Patti Roades Posted December 6, 2020 10:47 pm

    Shilda, Your mother was the sweetest lady. I know how hard it is to lose a mother. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish all the good memories and I know you have many.

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