Lydia E. Johnson
June 16, 1946 - September 10, 2022
Lydia E. Johnson, age 76, of Middletown, DE and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
Born in Wilmington, DE on June 16, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Marian (Futcher) Wilson, Sr. Lydia held various occupations, by far the most significant being the owner of her in-home daycare, Kids Under Construction.
All were welcomed in “Ms. Lydia and Mr. George’s” home. Whether you were a neighborhood kid who needed to stay for a couple hours after school, someone who needed a place to live for a couple of months, or in her brother, Forrest’s case, a permanent loving home. Lydia had a strong love of history and knowledge of birds. Her favorite vacation spot was Lewes Beach. Strong in her faith, her church family included those at the Fellowship, Salem United Methodist Church, and Heritage Presbyterian. Lydia was happiest when she was helping someone. She was a true reflection of God’s unconditional love. Her life changing counseling and comforting spirit will be forever treasured by many.
In addition to her parents, Lydia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George E. Johnson in 2017. She is survived by her loving children, Melissa McVey (R. Scott) of Newark, and Cecily Luevano (Anthony) of Clayton; grandchildren, Jemma and Calla Luevano; and brothers, R. Rodney Wilson, Jr., and Forrest Wilson.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 until 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Salem United Methodist Church, 469 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in the in the adjoining church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lydia’s memory to Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Attention Online Giving Coordinator, 61 Corporate Drive, New Castle, DE 19720 or by clicking here or to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711 or online by clicking here.