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Mildred Ann Rose Johnson was born November 11, 1938 and was raised in Nelson County, VA. She moved to Roanoke, Virginia at an early age and remained there until her death on May 10, 2014. She was a single mother of 5 children, a grandmother and great-grandmother, her family was the love of her life. She was a hard worker who raised her children in public housing and a person that took pride in her home and always welcomed visitors. Mildred Ann Rose Johnson was known by many as “Corine” and was a woman who believed in putting God and her family first. When it came to worshiping the Lord, she always made sure that her children attended church. She had a natural talent for cooking and was known for her cakes, pies, homemade cornbread and macaroni & cheese. Her calming spirit and witty personality would always light up the room. The wisdom and family values that she shared is something people will remember for years to come.
Corine worked for over 30 years as a Dietary Aid for Community Hospital and in this role she was responsible for preparing food for the hospital cafeteria and patients. In her spare time, she not only loved spending time with her family, but she had a special love for her dogs Biscuit and Oreo. These dogs gave her so much joy and quickly become part of the family. Additionally, she loved reading, gardening and sending greeting cards to everyone, she never met a stranger. She also loved to pamper herself by being a frequent customer to the beauty parlor for hair styling in her favorite style.
The Mildred Ann Rose Johnson Scholarship was established September 25, 2014 and was an official 501(c)(3) organization January 1, 2015. This scholarship was created by the family in memory of her. She was a person willing to help anyone; therefore, this scholarship will not only be a representation of her, but also a way to honor her memory. Higher education was very important to her and something she encouraged her family to achieve. The scholarship will be used to award a student in the Roanoke City Public schools that is a graduating senior attending a 4 year College or University as a first time college student or incoming Freshman.
- Dwayne Johnson
2018 Scholarship Winner
The Johnson Family is pleased to announce the 2018 Mildred Ann Rose Johnson Scholarship winner. Savion Trigg is a 2018 graduate of William Fleming High School in Roanoke, Virginia. Savion will be attending Radford University and will major in Marketing, he would like to pursue a career in Sports Marketing. Special thanks to Outback Steakhouse on Franklin Road in Roanoke, VA for hosting our scholarship luncheon event each year.
2017 Scholarship Raffle Fundraiser Winner
Dot Alleyne is the winner of our 2017 Scholarship Raffle Fundraiser. She won a big screen TV.
2017 Mildred Ann Rose Johnson Scholarship Winners
In the picture from left to right are Isabella Perez and then Rebekah Brown. Isabella is a graduate of Patrick Henry High School and will be attending Vassar College in New York majoring in Pre-Med. Rebekah is a graduate of William Fleming High School and will be attending Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia majoring in Exercise Science with a concentration in Physical Therapy. Special thanks to Outback Steakhouse on Franklin Road in Roanoke, VA for hosting our scholarship event each year.
The Johnson Family is pleased to announce the 2016 Mildred Ann Rose Johnson Scholarship winners, from left to right they are:
- Monica Hackett – Graduate of Patrick Henry High School and will be attending Spelman College or Howard University majoring in Biology
- Quentin Long – Graduate of Patrick Henry High School and will be attending University of Virginia majoring in Bio-Engineering.
- Lucy Travers – Graduate of Patrick Henry High School and will be attending Virginia Tech majoring in Civil Engineering.
The Johnson Family is pleased to announce the 2015 Mildred Ann Rose Johnson Scholarship winners, they are:
- Jonah Orevillo – Graduate of William Fleming High School. He has been accepted to Virginia Tech, NC State, and Georgia Tech.
- Matthew Caffrey – Graduate of Patrick Henry High School. He has been accepted to Cornell University, University of VA, Virginia Tech and Carnegie Mellon University.
CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:
Mildred Ann Rose Johnson Scholarship Fund
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The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.
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