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Christine Cooke Johnson
Feb 01, 1948 to Nov 10, 2018

 

 
Christine Cooke Johnson, affectionately known as Chris, peacefully accepted her eternal wings on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Down State Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. Born February 1, 1948 in Lee County, she was the daughter of John and Phyllis Bishop Cooke. She attended Dennis High School in Bishopville, where she enjoyed English class, singing, attending dances and was involved in many clubs and extra- curricular activities. Upon graduating, she moved to New York in search of employment. She secured many jobs, but ultimately retired from the ABC network after over 30 years of service as a Financial Coordinator. She married her long time friend, Alex Johnson, Jr. on September 1, 1979. Christine became an active member at Emmanuel Baptist Church, where she expressed her musical gift by serving in the choir and leading songs such as “I’ve got a testimony”. She is survived by her siblings: Bertha Cooke, Mabel Miller, Rebecca (Charles) Vereen, Isaac (Hettie) Cooke, John (Mamie) Cooke, Shirley (Randy) Dixon, Ronnie Hickmon, Shirley Joe and Joe Louis (Pamela) Pouge; her daughter, Shalaina “Shay”; three grandchildren, Jessiah, Leilani and Marquis; a host nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 516 James D. Herriott Road, Dalzell. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2018 – 12 noon from the New Haven United Methodist Church, 3159 Red Hill Road, Bishopville, with the Rev. Blondell S. Miller, Pastor, Eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 11 a. m. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 11:20 a. m. Burial will be in the New Haven United Methodist Church Yard Cemetery.
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