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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Barbara Jean Johnson remembrance


GATE CITY, VA - Barbara Jean Johnson, 91, Gate City, VA passed away, Friday, January 6, 2023, at her residence.

Barbara was born in Gate City, VA, on April 6, 1931, to the late George Washington and Fannie Annis (Wolfe) Rogers.

In addition to her parents, her foster parents (who raised her) Broadus and Mary Coley; brother, George Parret Rogers, Sr., Phillip Lee Rogers, and William Rudolph Rogers; Foster mothers, Aunt Geraldine Wolfe Dobbins, and Aunt Lakie Caldona Wolfe Fugate; nephews, Aaron Mickey Rogers, George Parret Rogers, Jr.; foster brother, Allen Curtis Dobbins, Sr.; niece, Fannie Patricia Rogers Pope; sister-in-law, Ola Beatrice Rogers; uncles; Esme Howard Dobbins and Joseph Fugate; close friends, Fannie Lynn Johnson Spriggs, Margaret Shoemaker, Pinkie Horton, Berniece Waterson, and Margaret Muncey (Peg); and former husband, Johnnie Johnson; and too numerous aunts and uncles to mention, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her foster sister, Rochelle (Richard) Maxwell; sisters-in-law, Ethel Payne Rogers, Dayton, OH and Nell Bowers Dobbins, Washington, DC; nieces and nephews, Carmen Rogers, Newark, NJ, Anthony Rogers (Marsha), Colonial Heights, TN, Stanley (Ruby) Rogers, Gate City, VA, Phillip (Rhonda) Rogers, Blacksburg, VA, Lena Rogers, Kingsport, TN, Dawn Hardin, Dayton, OH, Felicia (Ed) Williams, Dayton, OH, Howard (Jessica) Swan, Kingsport, TN, Kermit (Kiera) Swan III, Roanoke, VA, Mykel Tre Maxwell, Gate City, VA, Matthew Harris, Denver, CO, Courtney Dobbins, and Allen C. Dobbins Jr.; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other family members, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11-1 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00p.m., in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Rochelle Maxwell and Pastor Steve Templeton. Music provided by Donnie McCoy, Willie Anderson, Bob Payne, James Wood, & 4 Him.

Graveside services will follow the service at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA.

An online guest register is available for the Johnson family at

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Barbara Jean Johnson.