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  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Scotts Funeral Home
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    Please accept my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your dear one; Ms. Johnson. My family and I have found comfort in the Bible's promise of a time when death will be no more; - "And He (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." - Revelation 21:4. May the memories of your loved one sustain you until God's promises are soon fulfilled - "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day."- John 6:40. Please visit www.jw.org for more of God's marvelous promises that 'is around the corner'.
    ~ N Nwajiaku   Richmond, VA
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Accept our sincere condolences in your recent loss. May you find some comfort in the words of Psalms 34:18 which reads: " Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit " Yes, we can ask for help and rely on God. He also has made the sure promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise. (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29). Be confident that this is SURE to happen because Isaiah 55:11 ensures us of this. Find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Words cannot express how much I will miss my dear friend. We met in August, 1978 and remained friends until her passing. So... many memories that I will always treasure. Goodbye sweet friend.
    ~ Selena Cooper   Henrico, VA
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Words cannot express how much I will miss my dear friend. We met in August, 1978 and remained friends until her passing. So... many memories that I will always treasure. Goodbye sweet friend.
    ~ Selena Cooper   Henrico, VA
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Soo sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. May God heal your hearts and provide you with comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Know we are all here if you need us, and know we are all thinking of all of you.
    ~ Denise Yusavage   Henrico, VA
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. I returned to Richmond after 42+ years away and was fortunate to have a short meeting with your mother in Aug. 2017. She presented the loving, caring personality I have always known and made special efforts to address her outstanding, mutually beneficial relationship with her "girl" and families. She seemed extremely happy with her life. I will always remember and cherish the many years of friendship shared with Altamese & Oscar.
    ~ Jarrell Wright   Henrico, VA
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed your mother's beautiful spirit. I will miss seeing her at church and all the kind words she would say about Zion. May God comfort and give you peace.
    ~ Judith Stallings   Richmond, VA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    To Tara and family: Your mother was a gifted teacher and was dedicated to serving our community. She was so supportive to all of us during our high school days. You are all in my prayers at this time and in the days to come.
    ~ Alvin Morris   East Orange, NJ
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    My Deepest Condolences, Cousins. Altamese will be sorely missed, as she was one of the last of our family's Generations of Elders who taught us of what being connected as family truly means - grateful for her lessons in cohesiveness. I'm even more grateful for her presence at the last large family gathering.
    ~ Nita (Juanita) Lesesne   Decatur, GA
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    My condolences to the family.
    ~ Vickie Pignatore   Henrico, VA
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Altamese was a great, great lady. I met her many years ago at AARP meeting and she was always an inspiration. She was funny, kind, smart, and tough. She said what she thought. She was a Southern Lady with all of the charm and wit. I will miss her terribly. To her family, my sincere condolences at your loss. I know in my heart that she is with God right now straightening out heaven and making him laugh. It must have been a great joy to have her as a part of your family. Best wishes to the family. May God Bless.
    ~ Connie Bush   Salem, VA
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Your Mother was a very special woman. She was a wonderful Southern lady. Altamese was always telling me about her special daughters and grandchildren; she was so proud of all of you. I will greatly miss working with her at AARP; she was my inspiration. She is now reunited with Elvira and making sure everything is ship shape in Heaven. Altamese brought joy to everyone who has the pleasure of knowing her.
    ~ Lorraine Bratton   Salem, VA
  • Sunday, June 03, 2018
    To the Johnson Family My prayers to your family. Altamese was a wonderful person. I met her when I served as secretary on board of Richmond Retired Teachers. Heart-felt condolences and loving thoughts Lillie Ratliff-Ross
    ~ Lillie Ross   Richmond, VA
  • Sunday, June 03, 2018
    To the Johnson Family My prayers to your family. Altamese was a wonderful person. I met her when I served as secretary on board of Richmond Retired Teachers. Heart-felt condolences and loving thoughts Lillie Ratliff-Ross
    ~ Lillie Ross   Richmond, VA
  • Sunday, June 03, 2018
    To the Johnson Family My prayers to your family. Altamese was a wonderful person. I met her when I served as secretary on board of Richmond Retired Teachers. Heart-felt condolences and loving thoughts Lillie Ratliff-Ross
    ~ Lillie Ross   Richmond, VA
  • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    Hello Johnson Family, I wanted to express my condolences for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. At Acts 25:15, it is recorded: And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. If you would like to research more Bible Based information about the condition of our dear loved ones, visit JW.org at https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/when-you-die/ May Jehovah sustain you at this time of such great loss. Sincerely, Pam Kissinger
    ~ Pamela Kissinger   Henrico, VA
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    To the Family. Please accept my sincere condolences. God's Word is a great source of comfort and hope during difficult times. Revelation 21:4 promises "He will wipe out every tear" and will bring back to life those who sleep in death as Acts 24:15 promises, "There is going to be a resurrection." Please be assured of these future events because God himself declares, 'I am making all things new' and 'these words are faithful and true.' ~Revelation 21:5
    ~ J. White   Richmond, VA
    
Altamese Johnson
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Altamese R. Johnson, 87, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar A. Johnson; and her parents, Sherman and Mattie Rush. Surviving are two daughters, Tara Johnson "TJ" Plummer (Marcellus) and Zenobia Johnson Peoples (Napoleon); granddaughter, Kara Cheatham; great-granddaughter, Solange Isabella Robles; great-grandson, Mateo Napoleon Vigil; and a host of cousins. She graduated from Albany State College in Albany, Georgia. She was a retired Richmond Public Schools teacher, who loved spending time with her family and friends and also enjoyed working in the church, teaching students and advocating for those who were less fortunate. She spent her quality time reading, traveling, sewing, working in her garden and attending plays, especially those written by William Shakespeare. As a committed community volunteer, she served as the president of the Women's Political Network. She also served as a Virginia Advocate for AARP. In 2015, she received the Elvira B. Shaw Advocacy Award "for her dedication to AARP Virginia's legislative priorities, effectiveness in advocacy and exceeding the call of duty in her willingness to serve." Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 1, at Saint Philip's Episcopal Church, 2900 Hanes Avenue. Mother Phoebe A. Roaf officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.