Jean Woodrum Johnson
Jean Woodrum Johnson
  • May 14, 1924 - February 9, 2016
  • Jacksonville, Florida

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Jean Woodrum-Johnson, 91

Former Charleston resident Jean Woodrum-Johnson (maiden name Jean Marie Priestley) departed this life to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Feb. 9, 2016.

Mrs. Woodrum-Johnson was also a long term employee of Chesapeake Telephone & Telegraph (now Verizon) where she rose through the ranks and held a mid-level management position at her retirement.

Mrs. Woodrum-Johnson was a member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1942 where she taught Sunday School, worshipped her Lord, and showed love and care for other members of the body of Christ. She volunteered at the hospital in Charleston and generously contributed to missions and charities. Mrs. Woodrum-Johnson exhibited the love of Christ in her family, her church, and her community

Mrs. Woodrum-Johnson was 91 years old and is survived by her daughter Alberta "Lee" Elledge Wirtz and husband Leroy of McKinney Texas, her daughter Valerie Jean Smith and husband Randy of Jacksonville Florida, her son Patrick Alan Elledge and wife Dorothy of Lexington Kentucky, 8 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, her sister Trilba Priestley Hill of Sod, and her brother Wilburn “Chap” Priestley of Turkey Creek.

Mrs. Woodrum-Johnson A.K.A. Grandma J was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her grandchildren (Justin Colby Smith, Jenna Marie Lutins, Rae Anne Mellies, Kaylin Joy Smith, Michael Patrick Wirtz, Michelle Lee Wirtz Bowie, Gregory Alan Elledge, and Lesley Ann Shaffer) and her Great Grandchildren (Emma Grace Smith, Khai Raymond Mellies, Vance Michael Wirtz, Keely Danielle Wirtz, Brandon Michael Wirtz, Harrison Michael Wirtz, Tristan Michael Wirtz, Katrina LeeAnn Wirtz, Mikella Lee Marie Bowie, LCPL James Taylor Bowie V United States Marine Corp, PFC Patrick Michael Bowie United States Marine Corp, and Noah Alan Shaffer).

Mrs. Woodrum-Johnson’s life will be celebrated at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, 516 Tennessee Ave., Charleston West Virginia, on Tuesday, Feb. 16th, with viewing from 12:00 – 2:00pm, immediately followed by a Chapel service presided by The Reverend Doctor Archie Snedegar of the Calvary Baptist Church in Charleston. After the service Mrs. Woodrum-Johnson will be laid to rest at the Sunset Memorable Park in South Charleston. In lieu of flowers, a love offering in Mrs. Woodrum-Johnson’s memory may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 6008, Charleston, WV 25302.