Helen Fettes Johnston

April 21, 1939 - August 23, 2015

04/21/1939 - 08/23/2015

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Visitation
Friday August 28, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
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Welcoming time with family.

Service
Friday August 28, 2015
3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Visitation
Friday August 28, 2015
3:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Additional Information:

A time of togetherness.

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Celebration of Helen’s life.

Helen Fettes Johnston, 76, passed away August 23, 2015. Born in Scotland to George and Jesse (Duncan) Easson, and later raised in High Wycombe, England. She loved games of chance, dancing, gardening, as well as watching/playing sports. She also found joy and solitude whenever she visited the ocean or the mountains.
Left to cherish her memory is her life partner and best friend, Timothy R. Cody; daughter Marie Sweatt and husband Tim (grandsons Brandon and Keaton); son Rick and wife Melissa (grandsons Jason and wife Sandi, Joshua and wife Brittney); son Gary and companion Carolyn Jackson (grandchildren Alex Johnston and Summer Jackson); and one great-granddaughter, Jaeleigh Johnston. She is also remembered by her sister, Mary Ivers and her husband Ossie, and other family in England.
The family will be receiving friends Friday, August 28, 2015 beginning at 2pm at Altmeyer Funeral Chesapeake Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd. with a celebration of life beginning at 3pm. The family invites you to stay after the service for a reception and time of togetherness. Please visit www.Altmeyerfh.com to offer condolences to the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Wounded Warrior Foundation in Helen’s name.

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Sandra Martin
6 years ago

Our love and prayers for all of Helen’s loved ones as they deal with such a great loss. As difficult as this time is for everyone, I know you’ll have a very special time celebrating her life at the service. Wish we could be there to share in it and hear all the great stories. Hamil and I didn’t get to spend much time with her, but really enjoyed being with her at Rick and Melissa’s wedding reception. Loved seeing her dance and how much she enjoyed it and seeing the special bond of love she and Rick shared. Always enjoyed hearing Rick share how much he enjoyed the special English dishes she made for him when they were able to be together. As you struggle to adjust to your loss, hold on to all the wonderful memories.

Cheryl Bennington
6 years ago

May god bless you and offer you comfort in this sad time.

Lorraine Jasinski
6 years ago

So sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prays are with you Tim and family at this time.

Jeff Hollingsworth
6 years ago

It was very sad to learn of your mother passing away. She was like a 2nd mom to me growing up. I remember her taking us bowling, to the pool over at the base, many nights of sleepovers, little league ballgames and most of all her caring personality. She will be missed by all. Please know she is now in gods hands and is looking down over all three of you with a big smile on her face knowing she raised 3 good children! God Bless..

Dot and Jim Sweatt
6 years ago

Our hearts ache over the great loss of Helen’s family. She was a very strong person whom we’ve known since our kids were friends in school. We morn the fact that she’s left this present life, but rejoice over her eternal one, and knowing she’s not suffering any longer. May God bless all the family with peace and strength during this time of dealing with their loss

Lydia Perry
6 years ago

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Helen. I worked with her at Belk and we randomly stayed in touch after we both left. We last saw her a few weeks back. It is hard to believe she is gone. We will not be here on Friday, but please know we will be with all of you in spirit. May God grant you peace and comfort in the days and months ahead. She will be missed by many.
Love Lydia and Gene Perry