Rose Johnson


Mrs. Rose Boole Edwards Johnson, 99, beloved wife of the late Abel Colonna “Connie” Johnson and the late William Roberts Edwards and a resident of Exmore, passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at her daughter’s residence in Chesapeake. A native of Franktown, she was the daughter of the late Patrick Cornelius Boole and the late Margaret Viola Massey Boole. Rose was the oldest member of Belle Haven United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Moggie Edwards Marsh and her husband, Barry, of Belle Haven, Bobbie Edwards Bayly and her husband, Mark, of Moyock, N.C., and Mollie Johnson Williams and her husband, Ken, of Chesapeake; two sisters, Peggy Downing, of Franktown, and Dorothy Stauffer, of Onancock; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Joan Edwards Harmon; two brothers, Buddy Boole and Floyd Boole; a sister, Frannie Ball; and a great-great-granddaughter, Millie Hewitt.

A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at 1 p.m., at Onancock Cemetery, with the Revs. Paul Oh and Rob Kelly officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Belle Haven United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Belle Haven, VA 23306 or Food Bank of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 518, Onley, VA 23418.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
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