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Elnora E. Ashton "Snooks" Johnson

July 13, 1939 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 82)

Obituary

Elnora E. Johnson affectionately known as “Snooks” peacefully transitioned into eternal life on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Elnora was born on July 13, 1939, to Robert “Rossie” and Virgie “Elizabeth” Ashton in Montross, VA.

Elnora accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age, and was baptized at Siloam Baptist Church in Montross, VA. She received her education from Zacata Elementary School and AT Johnson High School. She furthered her education by attending Tappahannock Community College.

In 1957, Elnora met Charles “Sonny” Johnson. They fell deeply in love and joined union in 1962. Charles proudly served in the US Army, resulting in Elnora becoming a military wife. She absolutely loved Charles and was proud to go everywhere he was stationed. They were married for 59 years and enjoyed 64 loving years together. During their union they devoted their life to raising their children Sonya “Lisa”, Patrick “Ricky”, Charles, Gifford, and Robert.

Elnora was a very hard worker! She worked at the Westmoreland Berry Farm, Schofield Cosmetic Plant, Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Tappahannock Nursing Home, Stratford Hall Dining Room, Leggett and the Bon Air Juvenile Detention Center. After many years of working, she retired in 1994.

Elnora had a passion for cooking and baking! When her and Charles moved back to Westmoreland County, she decided to start her catering career. Her recipes became favorites to many near and far. Everything she prepared was delicious and made with love. She specialized in fruitcakes, ham biscuits, and rolls. She also enjoyed making strawberry ice cream pie, homemade pizza, baked and decorated cakes, just to name a few. As she started to get older, her sisters continued to run the catering business, now known as Ashton’s Catering.

Elnora joined Shiloh Baptist Church in Montross, VA with her husband and family. She was an active member of the following church auxiliaries: Sunday School, Church Nurse, Usher Board, Royal Gospel Choir, Missionary Ministry, and Church Trustee. She also organized the first Vacation Bible School for the church.

Elnora was truly one of a kind! She loved children, teaching them the word of God, and providing the best experiences life could bring! She was nurturing, compassionate, patient, and committed to her family! She loved unconditionally and gave wholeheartedly. She had a passion for helping others and was known to opening her home to those in need.

Elnora was preceded in death by her parents, Robert “Rossie” and Virgie “Elizabeth” Ashton; son-in-law, Ronnie Crandle; siblings, Vernell and Christine Ashton, Virginia “Eloise” (William) Hall, Lester Ashton, and Gloria Ashton, Mary (James) Johnson, and George (Gayle) Johnson.
Left to carry her legacy and cherish fond memories of her is her husband; Charles “Sonny” Johnson; children, Sonya “Lisa” Abbott, Patrick “Ricky”, Charles, Gifford, and Robert Johnson; grandchildren, Thomas “TJ” Abbott and Constance Johnson; siblings, Willnette Carpenter, Robert (Florence) Ashton, Marion (William) Johnson, Ernest (Margie) Ashton, Thomas (Diane) Ashton, Ruth Ashton Wilson, Phyllis (Raymond) Morris, Brenda (Ronald) Cummings, Barbara (Vorden) Wood, Garrey (Patricia) Ashton, Eda (Edward) Pearson, and Lois Johnson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

Services of Remembrance will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 12 Noon in the sanctuary of the Shiloh Baptist Church, 1126 Stratford Hall Road, Montross, Virginia

Interment will follow in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

Remains may be viewed from 4pm until 7pm on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Shiloh Baptist Church and on Friday from 10AM until service time at the church.

Services will be Live Streamed by Mark Bunns via Facebook Live @weldonfisher

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Services

24 Hour Viewing
Thursday
May 26, 2022

4:00 PM
Shiloh Baptist Church
1126 Stratford Hall Road
Montross, VA 22520

24 Hour Viewing
Friday
May 27, 2022

10:00 AM
Shiloh Baptist Church
1126 Stratford Hall Road
Montross, VA 22520

Service of Remembrance
Friday
May 27, 2022

12:00 PM
Shiloh Baptist Church
1126 Stratford Hall Road
Montross, VA 22520

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