New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 27, 2022

Alease Allen Johnson Braxton

Alease Allen Johnson Braxton passed into the eternal presence of our Lord on Monday, May 2, 2022, surrounded by her loving and devoted family.

Alease was born on Nov. 5, 1919, to the late Robert and Elizabeth Allen in Charles City County, VA, and was a life-long resident of the county. She was educated in the county schools and a graduate of Ruthville High School. She joined Union Baptist Church at 11 years of age and was a faithful member until her health began to decline. She served as a church clerk, deaconess, and for many years, her beautiful alto voice could be heard signing with the senior choir. Her great love of music led her to study piano under the direction of our church musician, the late Mrs. Betty Keel. Just two weeks before her death, she sat at the piano slowly singing from her hymnal as one of her granddaughters played for her.

Alease loved spending time with family members on various occasions and especially delighted in the Sunday afternoon gatherings at her home after church. She shared her love and music with the family and taught four granddaughters to play piano, knit, and crochet. She worked outside the home as a domestic worker and enjoyed volunteering at the high school as a reading tutor.

In addition to her parents, Alease was predeceased by her husband, Charles H. Braxton Sr., who was cherished by all; two brothers, Felix and Pleasant Allen; three sisters, Georgia Allen, Juanita Allen, and Gertrude Gentry; daughter, Ivalee Allen Johnson; and son, James (Buddy) Alvin Jr.

A dearly beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, she leaves to cherish her memories three devoted children, Veora Glenn (Lonnie) of Virginia Beach, Joyce Slade (James) of Richmond, and Wayne Johnson (Doris) of Charles City; a bonus daughter, Velda Dabney-Jackson; seventeen devoted grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.