Gladys Elizabeth Johnson, a native of Atlantic City New Jersey was born April 24, 1932 to Ernest and Jessie Lee McDuffie.
Gladys attended and graduated from the Atlantic City public school system, (class of 1950 ACHS) which she was extremely proud of (Go Vikings). On November 28, 1959, she married the love of her life, Norman L Johnson who was also a native of Atlantic City, and from this union, three sons were born.
Gladys's first job, out of high school, was with Bell Telephone, where she worked with her sister Jean as an operator. After leaving Bell, she was hired by the Asbury United Methodist Church Day Care Center. She then was employed at the Atlantic City Medical Center and Nat. West where she continued her work as a telephone operator. Gladys and her family were proud residents of the 'West Side', and she often spoke of the close ties she developed while living on Green Street.
Gladys loved to shop, read romance novels, sew, play the slot machines and the lottery, and is probably still waiting on her winning packet from Publisher's Clearing House. Some of Gladys's other favorites were: 'Okie Dokes' when you told her it was shopping time, Kiddo was her favorite greeting, and if she thought someone or something was good looking it would be 'Sharp'!
Gladys had an unwavering love for her church, Asbury United Methodist, and served, proudly as a steward as well as volunteering with the Feed the Hungry Committee.
During her lifetime, Gladys became a quiet inspiration to many. She touched numerous lives by simply speaking a kind word, flashing her signature smile, or by merely being there to listen. She never complained about anything; not even before taking her last breath.
Gladys was predeceased by: parents, Ernest and Jessie Lee McDuffie; husband, Norman L. Johnson; brothers, Ernest and Robert McDuffie; sister, Jean Taylor; aunt, Alease Callahan and niece Kassandra King.
She leaves to cherish her memories: sons, Todd (Dawn), Craig (Tracie), and Glenn (Deanne); grandsons, William (Quanie), Aaron, Craig II, and Camren; granddaughters, Jordan, Janae, and Chevon; nephews, Ernest, Mark, Scott and Eric; niece, Pamela; five great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 11AM Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, where friends may call after 10AM. Interment Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville. Arrangements are entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., Atlantic City where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com