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Gaynell Thomas Johnson

Passed 11/14/2022

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Obituary For Gaynell Thomas Johnson

Greetings Metropolitan Family,

Please be in prayer for Ms. Regina Valentine and Mr. Walter Johnson and Family, in the sudden passing of their beloved, Mrs. Gaynell Thomas Johnson. She is the mother of Ms. Regina Valentine and the wife of Mr. Walter Johnson.

Gaynell "Gaynie" Thomas Johnson, 81, a native of Baton Rouge, LA, and a resident of Oakland, CA, departed this life on Nov. 14, 2022. At the time of her passing, she was a member of Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland, CA. She was a 1958 graduate of Southern University Laboratory School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Southern University and two Master's Degrees; one from the University of Kentucky and one from Southern University. Gaynell's two primary places of employment were Southern University where she was employed as a Librarian/Media Specialist, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Ca., where she was employed as a Technical Information Specialist, and later as a Film/Television Media Producer.

She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for 53 years and was a member of the Baton Rouge Sigma Alumnae Chapter. Gaynell will be missed by her husband Walter L. Johnson, Sr.; her daughter Regina A. Valentine; stepsons, Walter Johnson, Jr.; Erik Johnson (Crystal); brother Michael C. Simmons; Cousin Charles Stewart, numerous nieces, and nephews; cousins and other relatives. Gaynell was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar L. Thomas and Melba S. Simmons; her son, Brandon (Byron) Valentine; her sister, Y. Jean Whitley.

Please find below the Final Arrangements for Mrs. Gaynell Thomas Johnson (mother of Ms. Regina Valentine and Family)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Quiet Hour (Wake): 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m PST
Fouche's Hudson Funeral Home
3665 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
https://www.fouchesfuneralhome.com/

Thursday, December 1, 2022
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Omega Omega Service: 10:00a.m. PST
Funeral: Immediately following Omega Omega Service (approx: 10:45a.m. PST)
Allen Temple Baptist Church
8501 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94621
Livestream link: https://www.allen-temple.org/livestream
Burial: Immediately following the funeral.

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Memorial Service: 10:00a.m. CST
Wesley United Methodist Church
544 Government St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Livestream link: www.facebook.com/wesleyumc.batonrouge.la

In lieu of flowers, the family request that you please consider donating those funds to the Southern University System Foundation and donate to the Music Dept or Southern Lab School.
Donations made be made here: https://foundation.sus.edu/gaynell-thomas-johnson-memorial-page

Peace and Blessings,
Rev. Wood

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