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Betty P. Johnson, 79, of Deale died Oct. 7, 2012, with her family by her side.

She was born Jan. 29, 1933, in Webster Springs, W.Va., to James and Vesta Mitchell.

She lived in Deale since 1996 and was a co-owner of Country Miss Fashions located on Main Street in Upper Marlboro. Earlier in her career, she taught nursery school in Marlton. Her hobbies included playing tennis, bridge club and gardening. She was an avid reader, enjoyed living near the water, and supporting and rooting for her boys and their sports teams. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, devoted mother and good friend and neighbor.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, William A. Johnson Sr.

She is survived by her children, Bill, Mitch and Chris Johnson; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Family received friends Oct. 10 at Lee Funeral Home Calvert in Owings. A visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial were Oct. 11 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bryantown.

Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis, MD 21401.