Lorene Butler Johnson

Published 5:36 pm Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Lorene Butler Johnson, 90 of Windsor, Virginia, passed away in her home on Monday, December 26, 2022. She was born to the late Horace Harrison Butler and Frankie Mae Moore Butler-also of Windsor, VA.

Lorene attended Windsor High School where she met her husband Winston Raymond Johnson. They were married for almost sixty years prior to his passing in 2006. Lorene was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker, and bookkeeper. She was past president and honorary member of the Woman’s Club of Windsor where she gave countless hours chairing kitchen committees to serve meals to other local organizations. In addition to her civic duties, she was a faithful and steadfast member of Windsor Baptist Church-serving in the WMU as president and member as well as leading various circle groups. She served as the church treasurer for many years and held roles on numerous committees.

Hobbies were abundant in her life. She loved putting together puzzles and took pride in having them framed to share with close friends and family. Lorene did not just sew but was a seamstress. Until her later years in life, she made every stitch of clothing she wore for herself and her family. As a child she developed a love for reading and that continued until the last days of her life. She was always found reading for hours on end. Cooking and baking were also important to her. She loved family meals and cooking for others. In 2019, she won the King Arthur Baking Contest for her prize-winning pecan pie. When she was in the kitchen, she would have her beloved Bluegrass music playing in the background.

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She leaves behind her brother, H. Udell Butler from Windsor; son, Ronald W. Johnson (Gayle) from Capron; son, Michael G. Johnson (Denise) from Ivor; daughter, Charlene J. Herrala (Jim) of Windsor, and son, Christopher R. Johnson from Windsor. Her grandchildren Andy Johnson, Joey Johnson, Sara J. Crowder (Ben), Eric Johnson (Amanda) Jason Herrala, and Lindsey Herrala. Lorene had six beautiful great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2022, 2:00 pm at Windsor Baptist Church, 4 Church St, Windsor, VA 23487. Family will receive friends the evening prior 6 – 7:30 p.m. at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Downtown Suffolk Chapel, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, Va. Internment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Windsor Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 636, Windsor, Virginia, 23487 or the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 601, Windsor, VA. Online condolences may be registered at www.RWBakerFH.com.