Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel

412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA


Barbara Jean Turner Johnson

December 26, 1934June 20, 2020

JOHNSON, Barbara Jean Turner, 85, of Ashland, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Clyde Johnson, Jr.; and recently her brother, Edward Byrd Turner, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Julie Bookheimer and husband Duane; son, Barry Johnson and wife Ana Rios; grandchildren, Ashley Peay and husband Matt, Madison Bookheimer and Josh Bookheimer; niece, Lisa Turner; and nephew, Ed Turner.

Barbara Jean was a life long member of Kenwood United Methodist Church in Elmont, VA. where she was the treasurer/financial secretary for over 50 years. She was the Title Clerk for Ashland Ford then Sheehy Ford after being a homemaker while raising her family. She retired in 2003 and loved taking care of her grandchildren. Many knew Barbara Jean to enjoy gardening and she was known for taking long walks throughout Ashland.

The family will receive friends from 2p.m. to 4p.m. and again from 6p.m. to 8p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Rd. Mechanicsville, VA 23116.

A funeral service will be held at 11a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Woody Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 1p.m. at Kenwood United Methodist Church Cemetery, 11208 Elmont Rd., Ashland, VA 23005.

Memorial donations may be made to Kenwood Church Cemetery Fund, 11208 Elmont Rd, Ashland, VA 23005.

Condolences can be registered online at www.nelsenashland.com.


  • Julian Clyde Johnson, Jr., Spouse (deceased)
  • Edward Byrd Tyner, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Julie Bookheimer (Duane), Daughter
  • Barry Johnson (Ana Rios), Son
  • Ashley Peay (Matt), Granddaughter
  • Madison Bookheimer, Granddaughter
  • Josh Bookheimer, Grandson
  • Lisa Tuner, Niece
  • Ed Turner, Nephew


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020


Barbara Jean Turner Johnson

have a memory or condolence to add?