Melbourne, Fl – Nov 8, 1932-Dec 18, 2020
Virginia was born in 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of Lillian and Harold Wilkinson. She graduated from Southeastern High School in Detroit with High Honors. At University of Michigan, she became the Speech Department Office Manager and in 1952 married Dale Harold Johnson.
She traveled extensively with Dale when he served in the Army. Virginia especially enjoyed her time in Germany. While stationed 2 years in Augsburg, Germany, son Christopher Dean Johnson was born.
They briefly returned to Michigan where daughter Carrie Lynn Johnson was born in 1962. Later that year, the family moved to Indialantic, Florida where Dale established a busy Dental practice. Virginia was both Office Manager and Dental Assistant for over 20 years.
After Chris went to college, she took a position at Belk Department Store as Sales Associate then was promoted to Office Manager. She retired from Belk after 20 years.
Virginia was an active member of Ascension Lutheran Church since 1963, serving on the Church Council and a Choir Member. She was Church Treasurer for several years as well as Treasurer and Secretary of the Women’s Group.
She lived at Lakes of Melbourne for twenty years. She became their Treasurer and was on the Homeowners Association Board for many years.
Virginia enjoyed travel both in the US and abroad. She loved playing the piano, going for long walks, bicycle riding, playing cards (she was quite the Poker player, frequently winning tournaments), fishing and visiting Disney World.
Virginia is preceded in death by daughter, Carrie, husband, Dale and brother, Frederick.
She is survived by son, Chris, Nani Golden, sister-in-law Mickey Wilkinson, niece Tammy, great niece Suzanna, and the whole beloved, adopted Panizza/Kuntz Families.
Virginia was a wonderful Mother, beloved Friend and she will be truly missed.
Services will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church in Indian Harbour Beach on Saturday, January 16 at 1:30PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Ascension Lutheran Church, 1053 Pinetree Dr, IHB, FL 32937 or a donation to Hospice of Health First. www.brownliemaxwell.com