Obituary of Edgeburt C. Johnson
Edgeburt C. Johnson (No, this is not a typo. Best we can gather he was “on the edge” of being named “Burt”) aka “Ed Johnson”, age 67 of Evington, VA peacefully left to meet his Lord while resting at UVA Hospital due to complications from Pancreatitis. A few of us jokingly think it was due to his love of eating and his air fryer. I’m sure on more than one occasion dad was asked something like, “Isn’t six fish sticks enough? Who needs to eat a whole box at 10 pm anyways? To that he would reply, “I used the air fryer so no oil; it’s better for you.” SMH…If you knew Ed there was no arguing with him on anything.
The love of his life, his best friend, and soulmate, Deborah Johnson along with their sons Timothy and Kenny Johnson and Daughter Penny Shipp held his hand as he passed on to join his Family and Friends who left before him on Monday, December 17. From a cotton mill town in the shadow of Dillon, SC. Ed was raised by the late Alton and Rosa Johnson and was proceeded in death by his two brothers Douglas and Austin Johnson. Ed is survived by sisters Maxine Bethea Cook, of Nichols, SC, Dorothy Templeton of Lynchburg, VA, Daughter-in-Law Crystal Johnson of Goode and Son-in-Law Robert Shipp of Forest. He also leaves behind Brothers and Sisters-in law who he considered his own family and loved unconditionally along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Most knew Ed as a kind hearted man who rarely was at a loss of words and had an opinion or a story to share on most any topic. Ed embodied what it was to love and respect those people in your life. As a husband he put his wife before all and dedicated his life to her; unconditionally. As a father he instilled in his sons what it meant be a man and how to treat the women in your life. For his daughter he demonstrated how a woman should be respected and no exceptions would be tolerated by him or his sons.
His true joy came from his six grandchildren and his English Bulldog, Aly, who arguably was treated better than anyone mentioned in this obituary. As for his grandchildren, Chloe & Emma Johnson, Corey & Carter Shipp, and Chelsey, and Kenzey Johnson. To him every grandchild was uniquely special and he loved them equally. To them he was crazy ole “Pa-Pa “and to him they were all cute, funny, and something to spoil and send home. His love, compassion, and kindness will live on in each of them.
If he could he would bid you all farewell, tell you to smile, express his love, and simply say, “It is what it is and it is my time to go”.
Diuguid Funeral Services – Timberlake Rd along with the Johnson Family will host family and friends on Friday December 21st from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Memorial Services will be conducted at the Chapel at Diuguid Funeral Services on Saturday December 22nd at 12 pm with the Grave side services immediately following.
Afterwards the Johnson Family invites guests to continue celebrating Ed’s life at the Johnson Family Home in Evington, VA.
All Flowers or donations should be sent to:
Diuguid Funeral Services Timberlake
c/o Deborah Johnson
21914 Timberlake Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24502