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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.

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  • I want to send my sincere condolences. Lydia and George left a beautiful lasting impression on me and my two boys, Andrew and Brad. We were so very blessed to have the privilege of their care around 1998 or so. Lydia was the perfect caregiver and I learned so much from her as a young mother. George was her assistant whenever she needed him. My boys & I loved them. They created a very calm and caring environment and I found myself hanging around after work because I enjoyed learning from watching her and talking to her.
    Thank you for sharing your parents and your home with us! It was a very short time but we will never forget them.

  • Founder of the Good News club & one of the most valued teachers of my life.

  • Lydia was a good friend to both of us for many years and was always kind to our kids; Jennifer and Chas.

  • My condolences to you girls and Forrest. Your Mom was a very kind soul. She is in God’s hands now. God Bless

  • Lydia personality was only surpassed by the size of her heart. She and her husband George were like parents to us all on Garrett rd. She was a wonderful lady who was a very good friend to my mother and for that I have always appreciated her.

  • Melissa and Cecily,
    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a very kind, loving and caring person who took care of our kids as if they were her own. She made them their favorite breakfast, creamed chipped beef on toast which they referred to as “white”
    They loved “Miss Lydia” and “Mr. George” Your parents were great people and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim, Maria, Rob and Laura Mullin

  • RIP Dear Lydia

  • Melissa. Cecily and Forrest
    Both Matt and I are feeling a great loss that your mom is not a phone call away anymore. For me, Lydia was a Christian sister that I always could share my concerns, Joy’s and gossip with. It was your family that help rebuild my life. And your mom and dad and kids absorbed Matt into your family giving him so many fond family memories. We were blessed to have your mom and dad in our lives.
    Know we loved her very much. And now she is with the Lord
    Love and Lollipops

  • Sorry for your loss very sweet lady, she is with her husband and the LORD 🙏🙏🙏A much better place 🙏🙏🙏

  • Just wanted to say unfortunately I can’t make today. Loved Aunt Lydia and Uncle George. Even though not blood related we was still family. I will cherish all the great memories we all had. Sending my condolences prayers and hugs. Love you guys