Doreathea “Dobie” Crews Johnson, 68, of Lynchburg went to be with the Lord Monday, June 26, 2023 when she was received in the arms of our Heavenly Father. She was the wife of the late Stephen Johnson. She was born on September 26, 1954 in Lynchburg and was preceded in death by her parents, the late Willie M. Crews, Sr. and the late Thelma Calloway Crews. She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Louise Calloway and paternal grandparents, Clarence Crews, Sr. and Ethel Haythe Crews.
Dobie was educated in the Lynchburg City Public Schools and graduated from E.C. Glass High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lynchburg College in August 1976. Prior to her employment with the library, she worked in the shoe department in sales at Leggett Department Store in downtown Lynchburg.
Dobie worked as a professional librarian with the Lynchburg City Public Library for over 40 years and retired in 2016. She worked as a Residential Administrator for Sisters Heavenly Homes Residential Services from 2016 until her passing. She was a faithful member of Providence Transformation Church International in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Left to cherish her memory is her devoted son, Makis Tivon Johnson of Lynchburg (his fiancé, Shawna of Kentucky); her siblings, Willie Crews, Jr. of Harvey, Louisiana; Norma Crews Everett (William “Bill”) of Madison Heights, Virginia; Bernard Lee Crews of Cleveland, Ohio; Paulette Crews Jones (Welford) of Lynchburg, Virginia and Rodney Crews (Sarah) of Rustburg, Virginia. She is also survived by a host of relatives too numerous to name. However, she had very close family bonds with her nephew, Samuel “Boo” Brew and niece, Antoinette “Toire” Collins. She adored all of her nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews as well as numerous loving other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory in Lynchburg, Virginia. Followed by a Celebration of Dobie’s Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home with Bishop Dr. James E. Coleman, Jr. officiating. A repast will follow the service at the funeral home.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.
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