Nancy Toomer Johnson
May 27, 1937 – June 17, 2020
Nancy Toomer Johnson, age 83, passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 17, 2020. She was born on May 27, 1937 in New York, NY to Virginia and Bartolome Rodriguez. She married Sheldon Lyne Toomer of Auburn, Alabama in 1959 and together they had three daughters; Jennifer, Stephanie, and Ashley. Sheldon passed away in 1978. In 1983, she married Dr. Richard Hardin Johnson of Montgomery, AL and became stepmother to his 5 grown children; Susan, Rick, David, Leigh, and Nancy. Richard passed away in 2010. Nancy managed the front office of Richard’s medical practice until his retirement but stayed very active with Piedmont Hospital through her volunteer work as a “Pink Lady” with the Woman's Auxiliary. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her infectious smile and positivity made everyone she came in contact with feel special and loved. Above all else, her greatest joy was her family. Nancy was predeceased by her parents, her two husbands, her sister-in-law, Margaret Toomer Hall and her brother, Raymond Rodriguez. She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Toomer Reed (Tom), Stephanie Toomer Braatz (Jon), Ashley Toomer Camoosa (Joe); stepchildren Susan Sutterfield (Meade), Rick Johnson (Becky), David Johnson (Teresa), Leigh Steed (Dennis), Nancy Storey; her siblings, Jennie Kroger, Kathy Morris, Norma Zappaterra, and Joseph Rodriguez; as well as 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held July 11th at Arlington Memorial Park. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the Woman's Auxiliary of Piedmont (https://www.piedmont.org/locations/womans-auxiliary ) or Daughters Against Alzheimer’s (https://www.daughtersagainstalz.org) Mailing Address: 3215 Wood Valley Way, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
- She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Toomer Reed (Tom), Stephanie Toomer Braatz (Jon), Ashley Toomer Camoosa (Joe); stepchildren Susan Sutterfield (Meade), Rick Johnson (Becky), David Johnson (Teresa), Leigh Steed (Dennis), Nancy Storey; her siblings, Jennie Kroger, Kathy Morris, Norma Zappaterra, and Joseph Rodriguez; as well as 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
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Nancy Toomer Johnson
July 8, 2020
Mrs.Nancy was one the nicest and adorable person I’ve ever known. She always had the prettiest smile you would ever want to see and when you saw her she made my day. She always gave me encouraging words to help with no matter what the situation was and I thank her for that. I have known Mrs. Nancy for over twenty years because I worked for her daughter Stephanie on and off for those many years. I also know Jennifer and Ashley as well they are my sisters from another mother (LOL). I’m glad I got to know Mrs.Nancy and I’m going to miss her a lot. She will be missed but not forgotten.
June 30, 2020
You'r mother was a beautiful, loving person with a heart of gold and a smile that could make the darkest days sunny. A hug from her made all problems disappear and nothing in the world felt scary or insurmountable! I miss her, her stories, and just the smile on her face. What a joy she was to be around. I love you Nancy but I know you're near. 💕
June 29, 2020
Nancy Toomer, as she was known to the family, is one of the kindest, sweetest, and classiest women I've ever known. We loved going to the mountains with her and my Grandaddy and the whole family, playing games and just laughing a lot. And man, did she adore my G-dad! She was always dressed to the nines, whether it was my mom's Christmas Eve party, a baby or wedding shower, or just to come to my house and meet her newest grand babies. She used to sing a song in Spanish to my babies called "La Linda Manita" and I can still hear her singing it in my head. It was about how lovely and tiny the baby's hands are, but it wasn't the song that they loved... it was her voice singing it and watching their expressions as she sang. She may not have been related to me by blood, but she was my grandmother in every sense. I love her and will miss her so much.
June 29, 2020
Nancy was a lovely lady with a fabulous sense of humor and a sense of style. I loved working with her in the Piedmont Auxiliary gift shop. We laughed a lot and she made everyone who came in contact with her feel special. I feel blest to have known her and am sending my deepest condolences to her wonderful family.
June 29, 2020
The sunshine in Nancy's smile was always a welcomed greeting as she was always full of bright light and happiness. Will never forget her eagerness to help a new "Pink Lady" when they joined the Auxiliary. Her husband Richard was my mother's doctor and mother always said how sweet Nancy was to his patients. The world is lucky to have had the joy she spread. Now the angels have a new playmate to enjoy!!!!
William David Johnson
June 22, 2020
Greetings all! Nancy Toomer, as she was known always to me and my siblings (both names), her step-children, was an iron lady, a force of nature. This loving and respectful appellation was always uttered almost reverently, knowing full well what a strong and positive influence she was, and remained to be for our father over the years. She was as funny as could be, was fiercely devoted to family in all respects, and was ever, until my father’s passing in 2010, a stalwart and loving companion to an equally stalwart and loving man. He adored her. I can see them now relaxing of a Sunday afternoon, easy in themselves and each other, with the companionable silence interrupted occasionally by a question about family, or, and perhaps more likely, the next crossword puzzle clue. Nancy will be missed by all who came to know her. God bless her and her memory.