QUEEN ELIZABETH JOHNSON BELCHER, daughter of the late Robert Johnson and Clara Hines Johnson, was born on November 6, 1943, in Halifax County, North Carolina. She departed this earthly life on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
During her early life, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior, was baptized, and became a faithful member of the Fidelity Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina, before relocating to Hyattsville, Maryland.
Her formal education was received in the Halifax County Public School System, and she attended the former McIver High School in Littleton, North Carolina.
In June 1971, Queen became employed with D.C. Transit as a telephone operator and continued her employment with Washington Metropolitan Transit Area Authority (METRO) until her retirement after thirty-three years of dedicated service.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Ricardo K. Harley; two brothers, Robert and Jeptha Johnson; and three sisters, Ernestine Davis, Catherine Lee, and Brenda Kay Johnson.
Those remaining to forever cherish the precious memory of her life and love are her children, Kenneth Brown (Karen), Carolyn Harley (Sam), and Raymond Belcher (Kathy); six grandchildren, Keinetta Harley, Kenneth Brown, Jr., Erica and Marquette Heard, Elantra McKinney, and Raymond Belcher, Jr.; five great-grandchildren, Iyauna Harley, Arianna and Alayah Brown, and Laila Rose Wingo and Lily Skye Wingo; five sisters, Shirley Lee (Zeno), Jerlean Alston, Angelyn Smith, Phyllis Williams (Bruce), and Pamela Belfield (Thomas); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 7, 2016, in the funeral home chapel. Minister Deborah Robinson will eulogize, and burial will follow in the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 1089 Piney Grove Road, Halifax, NC. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 6, 2016, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.