Betty J. Reese Johnson, 74

Betty J. Reese Johnson

Betty J. Reese Johnson was a day care provider.

Johnson died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. She was 74.

Johnson was born July 2, 1938, to the late Horace Sr. and Maude Reese.

She attended Simon Gratz High School where she graduated in 1956. At an early age, she joined Gospel Light Holy Tabernacle Church where she served on the youth choir.

She married Benjamin “Benny” Johnson on Sept. 5, 1964. The couple had one son.

Johnson was employed at Somerset Knitting Mills for 15 years. Prior to her death, she was employed at Simons Recreation Center as a day care provider.

She enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her family and friends. Her family said she was known for cooking fabulous meals.

“Betty was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her granddaughters and great-grandson were the apples of her eye,” her family said.

Johnson was preceded in death by her sister, Suzanne and niece, Denise.

She is survived by her son, Barry; daughter-in-law, Nicole; granddaughters, Breanna Capri and Barri Alexis; great-grandson, Jadyn Michael; brothers, Horace Jr. and Gregory; sisters-in-law, Joyce, Ethel and Phyllis; brother-in-law, Bobby; aunts, Minnie Thomas (Luvern) Doris Bair (Herbert) and goddaughters, Gia Ford and Rosalyn Gordon.

Services will be held January 12 at Oxford Presbyterian Church, 8501 Stenton Avenue. Viewing is at 9 a.m. Services will follow at 10 a.m. Burial is in Chelten Hills Cemetery.

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