Kathleen Ann "Kathy" Johnson, age 57, of Schuyler, Virginia, went home to her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on July 1, 2019 at 3 a.m. surrounded by her loved ones. Kathy was born on July 6, 1961 in Albemarle County, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Jack and Melinda Wharam. She was also proceeded in death by her brother, Andy Wharam; maternal grandmother, Mabel Powell and aunt, Marie Thacker. Kathy was a former sales manager with Pier 1 Imports for many years. This is where she discovered her love for interior design. Upon her retirement from Pier 1, her passion for interior design then flourished through wedding planning and home décor. Kathy is survived by the love of her life, Troy Johnson Sr. of Schuyler, Virginia; three sons, David Alford Jr., Marshall Alford and Michael Alford (Sarah); three stepchildren, Kendra Johnson, Troy Johnson Jr. (Brittany) and Joanie Johnson; fourteen grandchildren; one sister, Teresa Thomas (Ricky); father and mother-in-law, William and Mary Johnson; three brothers-in-law, Derrick Johnson (Vallarie), Kevin Johnson and Shannon Johnson; two sisters-in-law, Tina Washington and Candice Hensley (James); one uncle, Benjamin Goolsby Sr. (Rachel); one aunt, Patricia Gibson (Ronnie) and a host of nieces; nephews; and special friends. The family would like to give a special thank you to the University of Virginia ICU; the wonderful nurses at the Hospice of the Piedmont and Dr. DeGeorge of Crossroads Family Practice in North Garden, Virginia. Family will receive friends on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Hill & Wood Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. The service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Avenue, Charlottesville at 11 a.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com.
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