Colleen Marion Johnson

May 8, 1925 - June 9, 2019

Johnson, Colleen Obituary


“To everything is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1

A time to be born, and a time to die;

                                                                                Colleen M. Johnson

May 8, 1925  -  June 9, 2019

A time to plant, and a time pluck up that which is planted;

Colleen was born to the late Charles and Mabel Hines in Washington, DC.  Her husband Leonard Johnson, daughter Gloria Harrington, grandson Ronald H. Jones Jr., two brothers Ocie and Charles Jones and two sisters Barbara Crawley and Helen Banks preceded her in death.  Affectionately known as “Aunt Colleen, Grandma and GG” by friends and family.  She graduated from Cardoza High School.  Colleen worked at U-Line Arena and Georgetown University Hospital, Dietary Department.  She retired from Georgetown after many years of service.  She gave her life to Christ at an early age when she joined Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.  She was an active member of the Usher Board until her health failed.

A time to marry and a time to be fruitful

Colleen was united in holy matrimony to Leonard Johnson.  God blessed her with one son, Ronald and one daughter, Gloria.  

A time to live and a time to love;

To cherish her memory, Colleen is survived by her son, Ronald (Deedra).  She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. 

A time to give and a time to share

Colleen was a kind, loving and giving person.  She loved traveling, a good party and spending quality time with her family.  She especially enjoyed spending the holidays and special occasions with her family.  She was known for her big personality and straightforwardness. She was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and Washington Senators.  She also ran in the Senior Olympics until her health failed. While working at ULine Arena, she always treated her son’s classmates to all kinds of goodies.  She enjoyed treating young folks to the circus, beach and Hershey Park!  She was known for telling elaborate stories which often led to the room being filled with laughter. She will be greatly missed.




June 15, 2019

Mount Bethel Baptist Church

75 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
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