Libby Elizabeth Johnson, of Brooklyn, New York, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Staten Island
University Hospital in Staten Island, New York after an extended illness.
Libby Elizabeth Johnson was born on July 23, 1968 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Libby was the daughter of Erma Johnson-Gilyard and the late George Gilyard. She lived her infant stages in South Carolina before the family relocated to Brooklyn, New York in 1969.
Libby was educated in the New York City Public School system. She was later employed by the City of New York as a JBC-Level 1 supervisor for 17 years where she was a dedicated hard worker before the decline of her health. While employed at the City of New York, she developed many long-lasting friendships.
Libby was the proud mother of her daughter, Davita Antoinette Johnson who preceded her in death in 2003. The two had a very special bond and both shared a passion for reading and writing.
Libby gave her life to Christ in 2001 while attending a service at Prayer Works Ministries in Brooklyn, New York. In 2002, she joined Morning Dew Industrious Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York under the leadership of Overseer Dwayne V. Williams where she served as a Trustee and on the Women’s Ministry Team. She later joined New Creation Christian Church under the leadership of Bishop Wesley Knight in Brooklyn, New York.
Libby loved the Lord with all her heart, attending church and serving. She had a hunger to learn the Word of God, a passion for worship, great supporter of ministry, and often drew her peers to the House of God.
Libby affectionately called “Queen” by many was known for her love of shopping, shopping and more shopping, fashion, dining out, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. To know Libby was to love her. She had a contagious laugh and a smile that would light up a room. She was kindhearted, compassionate, a giver, had a huge personality and the ability to connect with all she encountered.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Erma Johnson-Gilyard; five sisters, Georgia Mae Perry of St. George, SC; Georgia Ann Conner of Orangeburg, SC; Genise Gilyard of Brooklyn, NY; Gloria Williams of Long Island, NY; and Latisha Gilyard of Brooklyn, NY; two brothers-in-law, Randy Conner of Orangeburg, SC and Pastor Dwayne V. Williams of Long Island, NY; seven aunts, Loretta Garvin of Branchville, SC; Vernell Kelly of St. George, SC; Martha Johnson of Orangeburg, SC; Alveda Charles of Brooklyn, NY; Nolia Mae Johnson of Hyattsville, MD; Jacqueline Mack of Bladensburg, MD; and Arletha Gilyard of Brooklyn, NY; four uncles, Raymond Gilyard, Roscoe Johnson, and Arthur Charles all of Brooklyn, NY; and Henry Johnson of Cheverly, MD; eight nieces, Marie, Angela, Vivian, Shanae, Jasmia, Mariah, Keasha, and Adore; nine nephews, George, Lance, Dennis, Dionte, Khaleil, Jahciah, Calvin, Lamont, and Kenzo; fourteen great nieces, one great-great niece, fifteen great nephews, four godchildren,
Frederick Lewis Glover, Jr., Niara Williams, Najah Williams, and Adore Kyla-Grace, Delores (Dee) Maeweather whom she affectionately called her niece, and a host of relatives and friends.