Mrs Edna C. Johnson

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Edna Ceredo Johnson was born June 12, 1945, in Landgraff, WV. She was the loving daughter of the late Henry Wilson and Ceredo Cleo (Madison) Ramsey.

Edna accepted Christ at a very early age and served the Lord faithfully until the time of her death. She was a former member of Mask’s Chapel Church of God founded by Jesus Christ in Vivian, WV. While there, she sang in the young adult choir and was a member of the Gospel Gleaners.

Edna was a graduate of Kimball High School, Kimball WV. Upon graduation, she moved to Washington, D. C. and became a faithful member of Christian Tabernacle Church of God.

After a gap year, she enrolled in Bluefield State College in 1965 where she pursued an Associate’s degree in accounting and also became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (inactive). While in college she met the love of her life, Nathaniel Johnson. They were married in July 1970, a union of nearly 58 years and they were blessed with a son – Taureen Tinsley.

After their marriage, they relocated to Washington, D.C. They lived in the Tri-State area where she was employed by Unisys as an Account Specialist for 35 years. They remained in the Tri-state area until they moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2013. Upon arriving in Columbus, Edna became a member of Abounding Praise Worship Center where she sang in the senior choir. Edna was a virtuous woman who served others faithfully and often put the needs of others before her own.
The voice we know is stilled, but precious memories are everlasting. Left to cherish Edna’s memory are her husband, Nathaniel; sisters, Sara Giles and Cleopatra Smith; brother, John (Patricia) Ramsey; special cousin, Silver (Mark) Madison-Denny; 3 nephews, 4 nieces, and a host of great nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

On March 25, 2023, the Lord chose a rose from His garden at OSU East and Edna Ceredo Johnson was called home by our Heavenly Father. On that day she joined her parents, grandparents, son, brother, Ramon; niece, Tanya; nephew, Turhan, and great niece Janea.

Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Saturday, April 1, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Johnson Family, visit

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  1. Pastor Charles L. Price

    My Dearest Nate Johnson,
    Let me start by offering my sincerest condolences in the loss of the love of your life, Mrs. Edna Johnson. I will always cherish the love and fellowship of you all when members of Living Epistle COGIC. I cherish the memories of Sunday Morning worship services, the end of the Summer Cookout at the park and the various other times of fellowship. May God’s comfort, peace & strength envelope and family during this time of loss.

    Until He Returns,

  2. Tamra Hairston

    My condolences to Uncle Nate and Aunt Edna’s siblings, family . God sent a beloved angel to heaven. Watch over ALL of them. Love you in Jesus Name Amen.

    ~Niece Tami (Tamra) Hairston

  3. Aunt Edna, I would always say” I could sit next to you for hours”. Your sweet calm demeanor always captured my heart. You will surely be missed.
    Dana Harden-Freeman

  4. Mr. Johnson I send my love and prayers to you in this hard time. Dad is who you will forever be to me. Mrs. Johnson you will be truly missed I will cherish every moment we had together these last 5 years I will forever be grateful for you! I earned a second mother when I met you thank you for everything you’ve done for me. May you rest in heaven and kiss Tory for me

  5. Nonnie Martin Carter

    Nathaniel may God continue to comfort the entire family during this time of sorrow. From your classmate Nonnie Martin Carter and Family.

  6. Yolande Ham-Ambrose

    My deepest sympathy and condolences for the family. I worked with Edna at Sperry Univac in the late 70s and she was an absolute pleasure to be around. May she RIParadise

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