Ethel Johnson was born to the late Margaret and John Tompkins in Aiken, South Carolina on November 29, 1924. She departed this earthly life on Monday, November 2, 2020 to be with her heavenly father. Ethel lost her parents at a young age but was fortunate to have been raised by her father’s second wife, Helen in Savannah, Georgia.
Ethel relocated to New York City, following her sister, Rebecca. In her early adulthood Ethel met the late Gladstone Jack and from that relationship was born a daughter Alice M. Johnson. When her relationship ended, she met Clarence Napoleon Johnson and from that union they had four children: Brenda Joyce, Yvonne E., Clarence Napoleon Jr. and Albret Johnson.
Ethel was determined for a better life got a job as an Educational Aide at the New York City Board of Education. She worked for the Board of Education for 25 years retiring in 1988. Ethel is survived by daughters, Alice M. Johnson, Yvonne E Williams and son Albret Johnson, son-in-law, James A. Williams Jr. Grandchildren: Raphael J. Miller (Ray), Dolly Y. Parks, Daughn Nelson, Yvette E. Williams, James A. Williams III (Alex), Yasmin Johnson, Rashida Johnson, Sauda Johnson, Adeife Johnson, Ayotunde Johnson. Great grandchildren: Austyn Parks, Alurra Parks, Tamerah Johnson, Kiara Y. Williams, Ma’at Tema Ament Johnson-Peterson, Amentah Userit Kheperaunkh-Feaater.
She was preceded in death by her brother Willie Tompkins, sister Rebecca Samuels, daughter Brenda Joyce, son Clarence Napoleon Johnson, grandsons Darren A. Nelson and Robert Jerome Miller.
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