August 16, 1934 - February 8, 2021
Lou (Lula Belle) Wilcox Johnson, 86 of Poca, WV, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 in the ICU Unit at CAMC Teays Valley, WV. Lou, daughter of the late Dewey and Carmon (Webster) Wilcox, was the first of nine children. She was born and raised in Saint Albans, WV and attended St. Albans High School, St. Albans, WV. She married A. M. Johnson in 1952 and they enjoyed 52 years of marriage before his passing in 2004. Lou and A.M. were blessed with three children, Paul M. Johnson (Marcella) of Versailles, KY, Yvonda L. Hedrick (David), of Beverly Hills, FL and Elaine Cochran (Arthur Atkinson) of Hometown, WV, three granddaughters, Jessica Karnes Starcher (Kevin), Sara Karnes, Rebecca Johnson Lowe (Curtis), two grandsons, Quinton Hedrick, and the late Justin Hedrick, two great-granddaughters, Bella Karnes and Emma Lowe; one great-grandson, Bradley Michael Ramos. In addition to her children and grandchildren, she is survived by two sisters, Ruth Wilcox McGree and Anita Wilcox Tillack both of Long Beach, CA, two brothers, Ward Wilcox and Joseph Wayne Wilcox, both of Lorraine, OH and some special friends, Tammy King, Venessia Raina Jividen, Jay Rucker and many other wonderful family members, friends and neighbors whom she loved dearly. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Dewey Calvin Wilcox, Earl Jackson Wilcox, Kenneth Carl Wilcox and Gilbert Lee ”Tommy” Wilcox, her grandson, Justin Hedrick and her two sons-in-law, David Hedrick and Nick Cochran. Lou was a homemaker for many years and became an amazing seamstress, making a lot of her own clothing, clothing for her children and shirts for her husband. She always kept up with the latest fashion trends and incorporated those into her wardrobe. Because of her love for sewing, her excellent skills, and her knowledge of fabric, she took a position at JoAnn Fabric and retired after many years. In addition to her seamstress abilities, she was quite skilled in the kitchen. She loved to cook and have family and friends gather at her home for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fourth of July and many other Holidays. She was a beautiful and gracious hostess. Lou embraced technology and after getting a cell phone, she quickly learned to text her children and grandchildren to maintain a strong relationship with each of them. When she purchased an iPhone, and later an iPad, she mastered both devices and truly enjoyed the option to order the things she wanted or needed online and she truly enjoyed keeping up with family and friends, near and far, on Facebook. She truly was an amazing lady and will be missed by so many. Lou was a faithful Christian and even though she wasn’t able to attend church, she worshiped at home every Sunday with Charles Stanley. She really enjoyed his sermons talked frequently about his messages. She shared her faith with visitors, those who called to talk with her and on her Facebook posts. When the doctors told her that she could not recover, she said, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I’m ready to go.” A Memorial Service will be 2:00pm Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, WV, officiated by her grandson, Pastor Kevin Starcher. The family will receive visitors an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence or those unable to attend the service may watch the live-stream by visiting her tribute page at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com. Chapman Funeral Home, 12848 Winfield Road, Winfield WV 25213 is honored to handle the Johnson family’s arrangements.
Lou (Lula Belle) Wilcox Johnson, 86 of Poca, WV, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 in the ICU Unit at CAMC Teays Valley, WV. Lou, daughter of the late Dewey and Carmon (Webster) Wilcox, was the first of nine children. She was born and... View Obituary & Service Information
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