Ocean City Today

Bertha Baker Johnson

Aug 10, 2017
Bertha Baker Johnson


printed 08/11/2017


Ocean City


Bertha Baker Johnson, age 77, died on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Whaleyville, she was the daughter of the late William Paul and Nadine Truitt Baker.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Ralph E. Johnson, Jr., in 2014.

She is survived by her children, Ricky Allen Johnson and his wife, Jennifer, of Berlin, and Renee Johnson and Colleen Paugh of Showell, Maryland. There is one grandchild, Erin Johnson, of Hebron.

Also surviving is her brother, Richard Baker and his wife, Joyce, of Ocean City, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her siblings, Kenny Baker, Joanne Johnson and James Baker.

Bertha was a 1957 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School. She had worked for Acme Supermarkets in Ocean City and Berlin, retiring in 1988 after 30 years. She was also owner of Edgemoor Vinyl Fence along with Edgemoor Antiques in West Ocean City.

Bertha loved working in her antique shop, meeting and talking with her customers. She loved spending time with her family and friends, working in her yard and gardening.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Rev. Olin Shockley officiated. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Park near Berlin.

A donation in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Rd., Salisbury, Maryland 21801, or the Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Maryand 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralome.com.

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