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Obituary for Doris Campbell Johnson

Doris C. Johnson, 84, of Amherst, went to be with ​our​ Lord on Monday, April 17, 2017. She was born on May 8, 1932 in Amherst County.
 
Doris was preceded in death by her husband Franklin H. Johnson​,​ her parents​ ​Stanhope R. and Ida Ellen Campbell​,​ her brother Aubrey Campbell​,​ and her niece, Pamela C. Pierce.
 
She is survived by her son Mark H. Johnson​,​ sister Virginia C. Shelton​,​ sister-in-law Rachel Campbell​,​ nieces Joan Dowdy (Dan) and Anne Gallier (Al)​,​ and nephews​ ​Michael Shelton (Sandy) and Jeff Campbell.
 
Doris was secretary at Amherst High School for many years before her retirement in 1994. Her wit and sense of ​caring​ endeared her to students, faculty and staff. She was an active member of Amherst Baptist Church and immensely enjoyed the friendships she made in the “Ruth” Sunday School Class. She cherished time spent with friends, especially her life-long friend Robbie Perrow.
 
The family extends special thanks to Centra Hospice​ and Amherst Rescue Squad.​
 
A celebration of Doris’ life will be conducted at Driskill Funeral Chapel in Amherst, at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 21, 2017, with the Rev. Dr. David Clay officiating. Interment will follow in Amherst Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, Thursday​,​ and from 1:00 until 2:00 PM, Friday at the funeral home.
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Centra Hospice, 3300 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503​,​​ and/or to Amherst Rescue Squad, 121 Richmond Highway, Amherst, VA 24521.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.DriskillFuneral.com
 
Driskill Funeral Chapel, Amherst:  (434) 946-5529


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

20

Apr

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Driskill Chapel

201 Grandview Drive
P.O. Box 665
Amherst, Virginia 24521

Visitation

Friday

21

Apr

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Driskill Chapel

201 Grandview Drive
P.O. Box 665
Amherst, Virginia 24521

Funeral

Friday

21

Apr

2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Driskill Chapel

201 Grandview Drive
P.O. Box 665
Amherst, Virginia 24521

Cemetery Details

Location

Amherst Cemetery

Grandview Drive
Amherst, VA 24521


Memorial Contribution

Centra Hospice

3300 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503

Amherst Rescue Squad

121 Richmond Highway
Amherst, VA 24521
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