Mrs. Claudelle Johnson entered into rest Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Augusta University Medical Center.
Mrs. Claudelle J. Johnson was born June 4, 1948 in Augusta, Georgia to the late Reverend Phillip Andrew Davis and Elizabeth Davis Kyler.
At an early age, she accepted Christ and was baptized at Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Augusta, Georgia. At the age of 10, she moved her membership to Beulah Grove Baptist Church, Augusta, Georgia.
Claudelle was a l966 graduate of Lucy Craft Laney High School. After graduation, she attended Augusta Technical College and was a l968 graduate. She began her work career at the Georgia Railroad Bank and Trust Company, as a Bank Teller, for a year. While working there, she was recruited by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. where she worked for 16 1⁄2 years, with Top Secret Clearance as a Certified Secretary Stenographer. During her career there, she furthered her education through courses she completed at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. Throughout her career, she received many commendations from her employer.
She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. where she worked as the Church Clerk; Sunday School Teacher (4 years); Vacation Bible School Teacher, and was a member of the Mission Board.
Upon her return to Augusta, GA she reunited her membership with Beulah Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Sam Davis. She was a devoted and active church member; a Sunday School Teacher (4 years), and an active member of the Adult Sunday School Class (Dea. William Howard).
While living in Augusta, Georgia Claudelle worked with the State Government, Child Support Enforcement (12 years) as a Legal Secretary and the VA Medical Center (7 years). At the time of her federal government retirement, she held the position of Service Line Executive Secretary for the Mental Health and Geriatrics Department. She fully retired with 24 years of Federal Government service. She worked with the State Government at Augusta State University (retired with 10 years of service). At the time of her state government retirement, she held the position as Office Associate, General and Internal Medicine Department. She enjoyed fellowshiping with her Lucy C. Laney Class of 1966 classmates and served as the Class Secretary for several years. She assumed an active role in outreach participation of the Class' sick/shut in members and their family members. She also enjoyed her fellowship and visits with her sick/shut in church members and friends. Throughout her life, she was known as a consolator because of her caring spirit and soft voice. She loved people and did what she could to always encourage and lift them up.
Preceding Claudelle in death was her eldest sister, Catherine Gilcrease.
Claudelle is loved, cherished and remembered by her children: Edgar Johnson III; Michael A. Johnson and Phillip A. Johnson; grandchildren: Nia L. Johnson; Micah T. Johnson and Caleb Johnson; sisters: Phyllis Jackson, Joyce Holloway and Constance Reid, along with a host of loving family members and lifelong friends.
Public viewing will be Friday, January 15, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the mortuary.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Walker Memorial Park, 611 Laney Walker Boulevard, Augusta, Georgia 30901.
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