The beloved life celebration of Flossie Gertrude Elsey. Flossie (Aka…Critter, Louie, Martha, and Betty White), a loving wife, mother, sister, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great grandmother, departed from life on Friday, Febuary 17th, 2023. She was the only child born to the late Govie Elsey and Sara Deshield, on May 12, 1924 at Philadephia Women’s Medical Hospital.
Flossie received her education through the Philadelphia school system and later joined the work force, where she worked at the phone packing company in South Philadelphia and then as an Inventory Control Security Clerk at Strawbridge and Clothier. After a few years, she began working as a seamstress at L.W. Foster suit factory, where she met the love of her life, Mr. Naamon D. Johnson Sr. On December 10th, 1949 Danny married this stylish, talented, beautiful, fine young woman, and through this love union, five children were born.
Flossie was an amazing home maker and wife who made sure there was always a hot meal on the table. She was an excellent baker, and her raisin pies, cheese cakes, pineapple upside down cake, peanut brittle, coconut cake, and sticky buns will truly be missed. Each member of the Johnson family liked a different dessert, but Flossie made sure each person felt special while she made their “favorites.” She was always a stylish lady, and made sure her hair and nails were done. Together, she and Danny enjoyed taking bus trips to Canada, Maine, and Nova Scotia. They were always off on an adventure and loved making new memories together.
She loved volunteering for the Philadelphia Flower Show along with her sister in christ, Virginia Moore. With her son Naamon Jr. and daughter-in-law Leomara, she enjoyed judging gardens and exhibits at the flower show. Flossie also loved traveling on cruises, driving to Virgnina, and eating crab legs with Anthony and daughter-in-law Danetta, even up until her late 90’s. As a widowed member of the Masonic Lodge, she and her daughter Natalie attended the cookout each Summer and Flossie always loved antiquing with her son Keith. While she wasn’t a member of any church, she enjoyed attending Seeds of Greatness in Delaware and truly loved hearing the choir and the pastor’s messages.
God in his infinite wisdom called Flossie home, where she’ll join her husband Nammon, son Ronald, and daughter-in-law Marion at the gates of Heaven. She leaves a legacy of love to her four surviving children: Naamon Jr., (Leomara), Keith, Anthony (Danetta), and Natalie (Andrew); six grandsons, Keith Jr., Jermaine, Kevin, Christopher, Naamon (Rashidah), and Devon; two granddaughters Sabrina and Andrea (Japheth); a host of great-grand children, great great grandchildren, and several other loving family members and special friends.
Submitted with Love, The Family
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