Virginia Davis Johnson

Virginia Davis Johnson

Virginia Davis Johnson, 99, of Little Rock, formerly of Monticello, passed away on July 28, 2015.

Mrs. Johnson and her late husband, Charles, reared their family in Mrs. Johnson’s childhood home in Monticello, which was a gathering place all through the years for relatives. All of her family were active Presbyterians.

Mrs. Johnson was a graduate of A&M College in Monticello. She was a devoted and beloved teacher; she taught kindergarten at her home and had a 22-year career as a first grade teacher at W.C. Whaley Elementary School in Monticello. She was the last family member to leave Drew County since her ancestors settled in Saline community in 1860.


Mrs. Johnson taught Sunday school, sponsored youth groups, was a lifetime member of the women of the church and served as a deacon and an elder. She served as president of the Junior Auxiliary and was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was the ultimate Razorback fan.

Mrs. Johnson was born on July 2, 1916, at Wilmar and was the daughter of the late Coleman Robert Davis and Ollie Hilliard Davis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Eager Johnson; her son, Charles Davis Johnson; her brothers, Coleman Rolla Davis, Keller Hilliard Davis, Dr. Calvin Grier Davis, and Clair Morris Davis; and her father-in-law and and mother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Charles D. Johnson.

She is survived by her daughters, Virginia Claire Johnson-Harrison (George), Patricia Ann Rhodes (Marty), Jane Grier Brown (Fred), and Elizabeth Coleman Auchterlonie (Steve); six grandchildren, Claire Kohler (Adam), Elizabeth Jackson (Douglas), Robin Casteel (Rachel), Angie Brown, Bella Brown, all of Little Rock, and John Rhodes of Houston; four great-grandchildren, Davis and Emma-Stewart Kohler and Lilly and Virginia Claire Jackson of Little Rock; nephews, Dr. Calvin Grier Davis, Jr. of Asheville, North Carolina, James McDowell Davis of Barnardsville, North Carolina, and Claire Morris Davis of Austin, Texas, as well as beloved great nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be on August 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Second Presbyterian Church of Little Rock, followed by a reception.