Margaret J. Johnson, 85


Margaret J. Johnson, 85, of rural Frankford, formerly of Wilmington, died at her home on Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.

Johnson was born in New Brunswick, N.J., daughter of the late Henry and Sally (Lomax) Breese. She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Harvey B. Longacre III and Robert Longacre. She attended the Dagsboro Church of Christ.

Johnson is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Elwood H. Johnson; their children, Margaret Louise Longacre, Ronald E. Johnson Sr., Nancy M. Orledge; grandchildren, Margaret Dianne Longacre, Charles Longacre, Paul Longacre, Rebecca Longacre, Anna Catherine Hood, Patricia Sooy, Ronald E. Johnson Jr., Richard Johnson, Virginia Johnson, Wendy Sullivan, Annette Gordon, Tamara Robbins; 31 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; and close family friend, Dean Hall.

A funeral service was scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where friends may call after 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice, 201B W. DuPont Hwy., Millsboro, DE 19966.