OBITUARY

Johnnie Virginia Boghich

February 26, 1932June 18, 2020
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On Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 88 years of age, Johnnie Virginia went home to be with Jesus. Johnnie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grand mother and friend. Johnnie was born on February 26, 1932 in Vernon, Florida, FL to John and Eliza (Crofton) Parish. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Tampa and her master's degree from the University of South Florida. Both degrees were in Elementary Education. On May 24, 1952, she married Mark L. Boghich, Jr and they remained married until his death in 1963. Johnnie had a passion for education as she taught at Henry B. Mitchell Elementary School retiring after 34 years. She was a Bible Study teacher for three ladies classes at Bayshore Baptist Church: the College and Career Class, the Love Class and the Mary Martha Class. She was known for her giving, kind and compassionate spirit and her infectious smile, no matter the situation. Johnnie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and son, Charles. She is survived by her sons, Mark III (Carolyn) and Alex, grandchildren Marcie (Mike), Sydney and Natalie and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 25 at 5:00 pm at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 26 at 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Tampa, 302 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 1:30 pm. Donations may be sent to Bayshore Baptist Church, 3111 Morrison Ave. Tampa, 33609

  • FAMILY

  • Johnnie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and son, Charles. She is survived by her sons, Mark III (Carolyn) and Alex, grandchildren Marcie (Mike), Sydney and Natalie and eight great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Burial

    Friday, June 26, 2020

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Josephine Ferraro

July 12, 2020

I went to school with Virginia from Henderson through Jefferson High School. After graduation, we kept in touch and often got together with Margaret, Alice and Silvia. There is a picture of us woman in the online obituary.

Unfortunately, we lost touch over years, but I thought of her often. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. May she Rest In Peace

Josie Ferraro

Ann Doss

June 25, 2020

Johnnie and I talked often on the phone. I would always end our call by saying, "Remember how much I love you Johnnie. " And she would reply, "And I love you too."
"Bye Johnnie"
"Bye bye"
I am thankful that I can still hear her voice.

Vincent Maniscalco

June 23, 2020

Dear Mark and the Boghich Family,
I have many fond memories of Johnnie and our many years working together at Mitchell Elementary School. When I came to Mitchell, Johnnie along with others gave me the support and encouragement that a new teacher needs. I will never forget that and the 23 years we worked together. She was like family and I will miss her greatly . My sincere sympathy to the Boghich family.
Love, Vincent

Marilea Tanner-Linne

June 23, 2020

Dear Mark, Alex and family, Your mother was always an inspiration of how God's love and spirit can carry people through in tough times. She was loved so much and was am so glad our paths crossed so many years ago. Prayers for all of you.

Marilea Tanner-Linne

Nancy Kuehlem

June 23, 2020

Since 1974, it has been my privilege and joy to knowJohnnie. She has been kind and helpful, loving and caring, in every possible way. This world has certainly been blessed by her. Heaven surely welcomed her with open arms when she arrived into the presence of her Savior.

Jennifer Cormack

June 22, 2020

I didn't know her long, but I enjoyed meeting her when I moved in to the neighborhood. She was always waving and so friendly. May she be at peace.

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Sydney, Ari and Nana

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David, Susan, Natalie, Carolyn and Johnnie

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Crofton Family Cousins

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Sydney, Ari and Nana

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David, Susan, Natalie, Carolyn and Johnnie

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Crofton Family Cousins

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Celebrating 80 years of Life

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Biography

Johnnie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grand mother and friend. Johnnie was born on February 26, 1932 in Vernon, Florida, FL to John and Eliza (Crofton) Parish. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Tampa and her master's degree from the University of South Florida. Both degrees were in Elementary Education. On May 24, 1952, she married Mark L. Boghich, Jr and they remained married until his death in 1963. Johnnie had a passion for education as she taught at Henry B. Mitchell Elementary School retiring after 34 years. She was a Bible Study teacher for three ladies classes at Bayshore Baptist Church: the College and Career Class, the Love Class and the Mary Martha Class. She was known for her giving, kind and compassionate spirit and her infectious smile, no matter the situation.