Maria Johnson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 30. She was 83.
Johnson was born in Hanover County, Virginia on October 24, 1924. As a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, she worked with the Usher Ministry, Helping Hand Club and the Missionary Ministry.
Johnson was preceded in death by her father, Charles Henry; mother, Willie Ann Rustin; brother, Joe Rustin; sister, Luberta Creighton; and daughter, Yvonne Johnson.
She is survived by her daughters, Amber (Peachy) Anderson and Willie Mae (Jackie) Glascoe; grandchildren, Mark McCoy, Kimberly and Richard Anderson; sisters, Martha Gary, Shirley Davis and Priscilla Stewart; sons-in-law, Nathaniel Anderson and Albert Ray Patterson; four greatgrandchildren; and many other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home. Services were held at Mount Carmel Baptist Church. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey.