Dr. Betty Jean Johnson, adoring wife to her husband, the late Everett Johnson and loving mother of three adult sons, received her wings in the early hours of March 7th after a short but courageous battle with Leukemia. She is survived by her sons, Gerald Gordon, Darrell Gordon, and Michael Kobayashi (Andry), Billie Calvin (Sister), Michael Greenwood (Nephew), Yolanda Greenwood (Niece), Wanetta Doty (Kent) (Niece), Devante Calvin (Nephew), 17 Grand/Great-Grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
Betty was born in Cuney, Texas on February 27th,1938 to Iola and Eli Gordon. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Eli Gordon, Jr., Columbus Dewberry, Lewis Edward Gordon, sisters, Aljerita (Rita) Gordon, Dorothy Mitchell, Melvia Johnson and Merline Harrison.
Betty (aka “Mom”) was a loving, caring and devoted mother who raised her children with love. She continued her formal education and received a Doctorate in Early Childhood Education. Dr. Betty was known for her organizational skills. She had empathy and compassion for children in need. She adopted the principals acquired during her studies, infusing them with her creativity, compassionate and caring spirit, creating programs teaching children and adults about the love of Christ. She was passionate about providing assistance to the homeless and the less fortunate residents living in the Bay Area and sharing with them the goodness of the Lord.
Mom was ready for her wings, eager to see her Saviors face, which she expressed often during the last days of her battle with cancer.