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Obituary for Hazel Lee Simmons Johnson

Hazel Lee Simmons Johnson, 80, of 5509 Dry Fork Road, Dry Fork, Va., went home to her Lord and Savior, with her husband by her side, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Durham Regional Hospital after a decline in health over the last few years. Mrs. Johnson was born April 30, 1936, in Wilmington, N.C. She was the middle daughter of the late John Thomas Simmons and Eva Huffham Simmons. She was of the Baptist faith.

On August 5, 1961, she married Nathan Wayne Johnson, who survives of the residence. Other survivors include two sisters, Velma Jones (Wayne) of Yanceyville, N.C. and Frances Rice (Keith) of Sutherlin, VA.

She was predeceased by three sisters and their husbands, Nellie Robertson (Charlie), Ethel Turner (Bill), and Lucille Phillips (John).

Mrs. Johnson spent all of her life in the Danville area. Mrs. Johnson enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017, at Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 3612 Dry Fork Road, Dry Fork, Va. with Rev. Gerald Kelly officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Following the service, the family will receive friends in the Church Fellowship Hall, and at other times at the residence.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Johnson family. Online condolences may be made at

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Funeral Service




11:00 AM
Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church

3612 Dry Fork Road
Dry Fork, VA 24549

Receiving of Friends




12:30 PM
Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church

3612 Dry Fork Road
Dry Fork, VA 24549

Following the service

Cemetery Details


Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery

3612 Dry Fork Road
Dry Fork, VA 24549


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