Charlotte Coates Johnson

Charlotte Coates Johnson, beloved mother, grandmother, cousin, and friend, passed away on July 3, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born in Rappahannock County, Virginia on June 16, 1927, to Katie Brown Coates and Thomas Hawes Coates. Charlotte attended Sperryville High School in Rappahannock, where she played guard on the girls’ basketball team. usic was central throughout Charlotte’s life, through the music she played and the live performances she frequented. She studied music at Madison College (J.M.U.) and performed in the First Presbyterian Church vocal and bell choirs in Lakeland, FL, her longtime residence. Charlotte also enjoyed ballroom dancing, playing bridge, traveling, and sharing her enthusiasm for pre-Columbian art as a docent for Lakeland’s Polk Museum of Art. Having lived in Durham, NC she was a passionate Duke Blue Devil Men’s Basketball Team fan. Charlotte is survived by three children and four granddaughters: Thomas Berkley Johnson (spouse Cole McKenry Johnson) and their children Katie and Sarah of Woodville, VA, Joanne Johnson Nayeri (spouse Ramin Nayeri) of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Judy Johnson Turner (spouse Grant Turner) of Ridgefield, CT and their children Diane and Caroline. She will be greatly missed by her family. The family will be eternally grateful for the amazing skilled, compassionate, and loving care she received at Jackson House Assisted Living in Boston, VA the past year and to the Hospice of the Piedmont. A memorial service was held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington, VA Sunday, July 7, 019 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Nature Conservancy, An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper served the family. 

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