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Patty Gail Johnson


Patty Gail Johnson, 63, of Chilhowie passed away on July 6, at her home surrounded by her family. 

Born prematurely and with physical disabilities, Patty was fiercely independent and determined to never let her physical limitations hold her back. She was kind, generous and an inspiration to all that knew her. She graduated from Virginia Intermont College with a degree in social work, and was a strong advocate for those with any type of disability, though rarely accepting help for herself. She was a faithful member of the Marion Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Johnson.

Patty is survived by her Mother, Blana Johnson, of Chilhowie. Sisters, Becky Johnson, of Chilhowie, and Susie Johnson Castrodale and husband, Neil of Marion. Brothers, David Johnson and wife, Sara, and John Johnson and wife Melissa of Chilhowie. Nephews, Brett Castrodale, and wife, Palmer of Charlottesville, Jessie Johnson, Adam Johnson and Jared Johnson of Chilhowie. Nieces, Krista Castrodale Staton and husband, Tyler of Buena Vista, and Ashley Johnson Thomas and husband, Brandon of Blountville. Great nephew, Nelson Castrodale and great niece, Olivia Thomas, A special aunt, Peggy Johnson, and cousins, Chris Johnson and Tamara Rowland and families of Chilhowie and several special friends. 

Patty requested that there be no funeral, instead a celebration of life memorial will take place on Saturday, July 15 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.  Family and friends are encouraged to share special memories of Patty.

In lieu of flowers, contributions would be welcome to the Special Education Department at Oak Point Elementary School, 138 Oak Point Drive, Marion, VA 24354. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory are honored to serve the Johnson Family.

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So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

Sarah Pruitt Jul 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patty Johnson

Sarah Pruitt Jul 15 2017 12:00 AM

I was so saddened to learn of Patty's passing. Her determined spirit was an inspiration to all who knew her, and she had such a kind, sweet soul. She will be missed. Please know my thoughts and prayers go out to all who loved her.

Jeanne Haulsee Jul 15 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for the family in the loss of Miss Patty hadn't seen her in years I am Barbara Colegate Totten's Sister n law My heart goes out to all of you

Kathy Totten Evans Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

Annie & Brandon Johnson Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patty Johnson

Annie & Brandon Johnson Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

Paul, Christie & Gracee Ratcliffe Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patty Johnson

Paul, Christie & Gracee Ratcliffe Jul 13 2017 12:00 AM

I just wanted to let all the Johnson family that they were in my thoughts . Patty will sure be missed. Was always there smiling . God Bless all Libby

Libby Shelton Jul 12 2017 12:00 AM

Patty was such a special part of our lives, as well as the people of the MPH Church. She will always be remembered for her strength in the tough times, but also for her gentle nature. She was so much fun to be around, and we will miss her. Enjoy Heaven Patty!

Donald and Connie Mutter Jul 12 2017 12:00 AM

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