Reva Wilson-Johnson

September 23, 1927 ~ June 4, 2018 (age 90)

Reva M. Footman Wilson Johnson was born on Friday, September 23, 1927 to the late Mary Smalls Footman and John Footman in Cross, South Carolina.

Sis. Reva affectionately known as, “Mag, Dada, or Titta Mag” was reared and educated in the schools of Berkeley County. Early in life, she accepted the Lord,and has served faithfully at Jehovah A.M.E. Church for more than seventy-five years. Because of the deep love for her church family, Reva gave up opportunities to live elsewhere, choosing instead the strong friendships and bonds already created among the congregation.And the congregation always looked forward to seeing her on Sunday mornings, strutting one of her manystylish (and sometimes weird) hats, adorned with feathers, flowers, or other ornaments.

While at Jehovah she served on the Stewardess Board and attended church school faithfully. She also servedas Class Leader of Class #15 and she is a honorary member of the Steward Board. She retired from the Senior Usher Board and the Kitchen Committee after serving many many years. Sis. Reva was selected as Mother Of The Year for 1997. 

Affectionately known in the community as, “The Benne Candy Lady” she prepared her concoction of a candy, using sesame seeds, syrup, and sometimes an addition of peanuts. Throughout the years she distributed these chunks, of what she termed “health food,” to relatives, church members, friends, and whomever she could introduce those crunchy morsels to. Sis. Reva is also a retired seamstress and In her free time she enjoyed tending to her flowers and plants.

Having considered herself “a jolly person,” Reva was always full of laughter and loved telling jokes to those around her. She was very talkative, and many who were captured into her presence complained (laughingly, behind her back) about not being able to get away once she wielded you into conversation of her many life stories and seemingly infinite wisdom.

On Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:13 a.m., Reva was welcomed into the arms of the Heavenly Father. 

Preceding her in death are: her husbands, Isaac M. Wilson with whom she had five children; and Richard Johnson; a brother, Charles Footman; a daughter, Nora Lee Bennett; three sons, Isaac Wilson, Jr., Jerry (Catherine) Wilson, and Horace (Michelle) Wilson.

Left to cherish her precious memories are: one daughter, Mary L. Wilson; six sons, Deacon John (Liz) Foatman, Nathaniel (Nadine) Footman, Albert (Lillie) Smalls, James R. (Bertha) Sanders, Joe P. Wilson, and Rev. Jerome  (Alfreda) Wilson; six sisters-in-law, Mariah ‘Jackie’ (William) Williams, Eva Johnson, Annie Mae Thompson, Amanda (Albert) Frazier, Dorothy Lee, and Ethel Lee Burney; a brother-in-law, Timothy (Richardean) Ferguson; a special cousin, Essie Mae (Lee) Dildy; numerous wonderful grandchildren, adored great grandchildren, and sweet great great grandchildren; a caring neighbor, Little Mister Jonathan Bradley; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, church family, and other loved ones.

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