Mrs. Geraldine McCorquodale Johnson

March 11, 1931May 2, 2018
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Mrs. Geraldine McCorquodale Johnson, age 87, of Maynard Road, Godwin, departed this life on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at The Garden of Roseboro. She was born in Cumberland County, North Carolina on March 11, 1931 to the late William Angus McCorquodale and the late Ila Ward McCorquodale.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband James Hoyle Johnson, Sr.; son: James “Jimmy” Hoyle Johnson, Jr.; brothers: W.A. McCorquodale, Charlie Raymond McCorquodale, and Earl McCorquodale; sisters: Ruby M. Curry, Elma Howard and Gladys Outlaw.

Geraldine loved her Lord, dedicating her life to his will and partaking in his work in every way that she could. She had the heart of a servant, she found joy in helping others; she thought it to be a great honor to have been able to visit with the sick and shut in regularly, prepare for them meals and deserts to be delivered personally, along with a friendly visit that came with lots of love. It would have been hard to have hand picked a better woman to have called wife, mother, grandmother, sister or friend as she was one of a kind and came from a time when it still meant everything to be virtuous as a woman and her life reflected that. She loved her family and spending time with them, spoiling the babies and cooking delicious meals for those in her company, in particular her famous coconut cream pie.

Geraldine enjoyed most in life the beautiful scenes of nature such as the flowers and the birds. She loved hummingbirds and could often be found feeding them or outside working in her beloved garden. She was a humble spirit, known for her kindness and loyalty to those who knew her and her willingness to give of herself, even to those who didn’t.

Although, she will be missed now, we can rest easy knowing that with her departure, her work is now done and her reward rendered.

Geraldine leaves behind to honor her legacy, her daughters Sharon Lynn Johnson and Deborah Hall and husband Patrick; two grandchildren: Jessica Hall Masters and husband Lee and Aaron Clifton Hall and wife Kasey; two great-grandchildren: Gracyn Masters, Garrison Masters and Lily Masters; two brothers: Billy Harold McCorquodale and Kenneth Ray McCorquodale and 16 nieces and nephews also survive.

You are cordially invited to a time of visitation on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home and other times at the family home.

A funeral service to commemorate the life of Mrs. Geraldine Johnson will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in the sanctuary of Baptist Chapel Church 2208 Baptist Chapel Rd, Autryville, NC 28318 with Rev. Allen Roberts, Rev. Melinda Ivey and Rev. Joey Cantrell officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband and son, in the Baptist Chapel Church Cemetery with Patrick Hall, Lee Masters, Jason Barefoot, Michael Jackson, Todd Daniels and Marshall Naylor serving as pallbearers.

Floral tributes are welcome or you may direct memorial contributions to Baptist Chapel Church 2208 Baptist Chapel Rd, Autryville NC 28318 in Geraldine’s memory.

All arrangements are entrusted to Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • William Angus McCorquodale, Father
  • Ila Ward McCorquodale, Mother
  • James Hoyle Johnson Sr., Husband
  • James Hoyle Johnson Jr., Son
  • Sharon Lynn Johnson, Daughter
  • Deborah Hall and husband Patrick, Daughter
  • Jessica Hall Masters and husband Lee, Grandchild
  • Aaron Clifton Hall and wife Kasey, Grandchild
  • Gracyn Masters, Great Grandchild
  • Garrison Masters, Great Grandchild
  • Lily Masters, Great Grandchild
  • Billy Harold McCorquodale, Brother
  • Kenneth Ray McCorquodale, Brother
  • W.A. McCorquodale, Brother
  • Charlie Raymond McCorquodale, Brother
  • Earl McCorquodale, Brother
  • Ruby M. Curry, Sister
  • Elma Howard, Sister
  • Gladys Outlaw, Sister

  • Patrick Hall
  • Lee Masters
  • Jason Barefoot
  • Michael Jackson
  • Todd Daniels
  • Marshall Naylor

  • Baptist Chapel Church


  • Receiving Of Friends Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mrs. Geraldine McCorquodale Johnson

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Richard Outlaw

May 5, 2018

Bonnie and I are unable to attend today's service
for aunt Geraldine, but we send our heartfelt condolences.

Seeing all the photo's in the slide show brought back some good memories.

My love to ALL.
Richard Outlaw

Sherry Outlaw

May 4, 2018

My Aunt Gerry was a remarkable woman. Always a smile and kind word for everyone, and if you were lucky, a delicious meal to share. It was a treat to pick berries with her, go on a road trip for a meal or simply visit the Old Bluff and reminisce. Geraldine loved her family unconditionally, and i am glad to be in that company. I send hugs to my cousin Sharon, and to Uncle Billy and Kenny (she loved you all so very much). I am unable to be there with you to honor our beloved Geraldine, but wanted you to know i'm there in spirit. May God bless. Love, Sherry Outlaw