This earthly life of Warlene Johnston began on December 28, 1940. She was born to Mamie Johnston Harris in Littleton, North Carolina, and was reared by her loving grandmother, Hattie Cobb. She answered God’s call to eternal rest and entered her Heavenly home on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina.
Warlene’s formal education was received in the Halifax County Public School System, and she was a graduate of the North Carolina School for the Blind. She accepted Jesus Christ during her early years and became a lifelong member of the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina.
Warlene was a very loving person and a kind hearted neighbor who was always willing to help anyone. She worked diligently in various positions at her church and also enjoyed her work as a member of the Lions Club. She was a great conversationalist, a living historian of the families in Littleton, and it seemed that she knew everyone. She also had exceptional medical knowledge although she was not degreed.
Warlene was preceded in death by her loving husband, Peter “Slim” Edwards; her mother, Mamie J. Harris; her grandmother, Hattie Cobb; her brothers, Sam, Jack, Wilbur, Sherman, Jesse, Joe, Jimmy, and Paul; and her sisters, Elizabeth and Helen.
Those remaining to forever treasure the precious moments and share the legacy of her love are her sons, Samuel Earl Johnson and Stanford Lee Johnston, Sr. (Tina) all of Hampton, VA; three grandchildren, Stanford Lee Johnston, Jr., Brittany Johnston, and Orlando Earl Moore; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many devoted friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 6154 Bowers Road, Littleton, NC. The Pastor, Rev. Cornelius Young, will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will repose at the funeral home on Monday, September 24, 2018, from 12:00 Noon – 8:30 P.M. with the family receiving friends from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. The body may also be viewed at the church for one hour prior to the funeral time.