Virginia A Johnson

July 30, 1931August 1, 2018

Virginia A. Johnson August 1, 2018

Virginia A. Johnson of Rockford took the hand of the Lord on August 1, 2018. She was not afraid of death because she knew she would live with Jesus for eternity. Virginia was born on July 30, 1931 in the home of her parents Virgil D. and MaeBell (Chambers) Green in Monroe County TN. She grew up and attended school in Sweetwater TN, where she met the love of her life Herbert G. (Herb) Johnson. They were married on August 13, 1949. Soon after they moved to Rockford and had their daughter, Phyllis, in the summer of 1950. Virginia worked for National Lock Co. in the Fastener Division and retired with 30 years of service on her 50th birthday. Virginia was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church where she served as the financial secretary and a member of the church council. She was head of the kitchen committee which served meals at church events. One of her proudest moments was the day she lead her daughter to know the Lord. In addition to her service to the lord she served her community in many ways. She also served as a volunteer for the UAW local # 449 Union for 30+ years where she would help and advise members through questions regarding pensions, insurance, ect. Our cherished memories of Virginia will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. She leaves behind a loving family which includes her daughter Phyllis (Joe) Campos, grandchildren, Nikki (Jeromy) Sowl, Jeremy (Robin) King, great-grandsons Riley and Devin Sowl, great-granddaughters Jordan and Camryn King, as well as a very large extended family which includes 2 sisters, a sister in law, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in Christ and many friends. Virginia was predeceased by her parents, her husband Herb, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and grandparents. The visitation will be held on Monday August 6, 2018 from 5p.m. to 8 p.m. in Calvary Baptist Church, 6286 Linden Rd. The service will be held at the church on Tuesday August 7, 2018 at 11:00a.m. with Rev. Michael Killian officiating. Internment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Calvary Baptist Church or Northern Illinois Hospice. The family wishes to thank all of our loving family, friends and wonderful staff members at Northern Illinois Hospice who helped Virginia as she followed her final path to be with the Lord. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Condolences may be sent to


  • Jeremy King, Grandson
  • Riley Sowl, Great Grandson
  • Devin Sowl, Great Grandson
  • Jim Green, Nephew
  • Dan Barnett, Nephew
  • Doug Barnett, Nephew

  • Northern Illinois Hospice
  • Calvary Baptist Church


  • Visitation Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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Joyce Nichols

August 4, 2018

Virginia left a permanent impression with the integrity of her life. Her hugs, words of love and encouragement, her grace, her beautiful presence and rich faith have forever touched me. It is my hope that she will be one of the first faces I see when I cross heaven's gate. Until we meet again dear lady... Well done Good and Faithful Servant, Well Done! Sending prayers to Phyllis and her family. May God hold you closely and show you His strength during the days ahead. With Love, Joyce Nichols

Donnie & Jackie Acuff

August 3, 2018

Virginia, We never had the pleasure of meeting you, but, from listening to your wonderful Daughter Phyllis how she remembers you always being there for her and joining in all the parties and get togethers with all her friends you made her so very proud.

We know without ever meeting you, that we too would have Loved You.

Please Rest In Peace beautiful Lady and know your Love and memories will live forever in your Daughter,Granddaughter,and all your family and friends.

God Bless, Donnie and Jackie Acuff

David King

August 3, 2018

You will be truly missed.
You were always good to me.I will always love you. Dave