Vernita Renee Johnson, age 37, known to her family as "NeeNee" transitioned peacefully home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 4, 2020.
She was born April 15, 1983 in Virginia Beach, Virginia to Vanessa Johnson and Stephen L. Mills. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William and Katharine Knight, her maternal grandfather James Johnson and her aunt Diane Knight.
Vernita attended school in the Virginia Beach School System. Despite years of battling her illness, Vernita lived her life with zest, spirit and courage. Her goal was to attend college and learn about the world. Vernita was a loving and compassionate person who loved music. She had the most beautiful smile and a laughter that was contagious. Vernita never met a stranger and would engage her family in long conversations about life. It was Vernita who never bit her tongue. She was the shining star that instilled faith in the entire family.
Most of all she adored and loved her daughter and granddaughter. Family was everything to her. Vernita was also a loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece and friend. She was fiercely loyal to her family and friends. She wanted everyone to have a wonderful life.
Vernita leaves to cherish her memories her only child Tenaj Johnson, her heart and grand daughter Amina Johnson Virginia Beach; parents Vanessa Johnson, father Stephen Mills, brother Donnell Johnson, two sisters Laurenda Mills and Stephanie Wiggins (Corey) all of Virginia Beach; a grandmother Rosetta Johnson of Virginia Beach, five uncles, two aunts, five nieces, four nephews, cousins and a host of relatives and friends. Memories don't live like people do. We love you NeeNee.
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