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Monolia I. Johnson

June 9, 1925 ~ October 12, 2018 (age 93)

Monolia Irene Johnson, 93, of Neptune, New Jersey passed away on October 12, 2018.  She was born on June 9, 1925 in Hertford County, North Carolina to Elsie Lillie Bottoms and George Henry Bottoms. 

Monolia graduated from C.S. Brown High School in Winton, North Carolina.   She relocated to Long Branch, New Jersey in the 1940’s.  She was an extraordinary woman and loving mother.

She worked as a nurse’s aide as what is now known as Monmouth Medical Center.  She also was employed as a wire technician at Electronics Associates Incorporated and Buck Engineering.  Monolia retired from Buck Engineering.  However, to maintain her social interaction, she worked part-time at Freedman’s Bakery in Belmar, New Jersey.

In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Monolia accepted our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at a young age. She spent her young adult years as a member of Second Baptist Church in Long Branch, New Jersey. After her marriage to Clifford Johnson, Monolia joined St. Stephen A.M.E. Zion Church in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

There, she was ordained a Deaconess, served as the Supervisor of the Young Adult Missionaries, and served on the Ways and Means Committee of the Building Committee of the new St. Stephen Church.  She was also an active participant in the Lay Council, and served on the Ladies Senior Usher Board. Then nine years ago Monolia returned to her home church, Second Baptist Church, in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Monolia is survived by her loving husband, Clifford Clinton Johnson, Sr., of Neptune, New Jersey; one son, Melvin L. Jones and his wife, Patricia Jones, of Wilmington, North Carolina; two daughters, Janice Anderson of Highlands, New Jersey, and Kimberlee Jennings of Keansburg, New Jersey; sister, Mary Simmons and husband, Donald Simmons, of Magnolia, Delaware; grandchildren, Clifford  Johnson III of Detroit, Michigan, Jennifer L. Jones of  London, England, Mark A. Jones and his wife, Marnie, of Washington, DC, Douglas Morgan and wife, Maggie, of Brick, New Jersey, Lyndsey Smith of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, James Elf and wife, Moriah, of Howell, New Jersey, and Julian Morgan of Eatontown, New Jersey;  and a host of relatives and friends.

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