Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 5, 2014

Lorraine Johnston

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD . — Born May 10, 1932, in Blaine, Maine, and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, she and husband Lloyd Johnston raised their children in Meredith, New Hampshire, and Lenoir, North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis McWilliams and Ruth McWilliams Hayward, and her son John Johnston.

Quick-witted with a terrific sense of humor, Lorraine enjoyed a zeal for life. She looked to the needs of her children and husband, always putting our needs before her own.  Our loss is truly heaven's gain.

Those who cherish her memory include her husband Lloyd Johnston; son David Johnston; daughter Shirley Robbins; daughter Susan Madison and husband Greg; sister Ruth McWilliams; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, along with countless beloved friends.

Lorraine was a born-again child of God who longed for her eternal Home. We praise God that she is now experiencing endless joy and perfect peace with her Savior.

A memorial service with be held Friday, June 6, 2014, at 6:00 PM at Covenant Baptist Church in Princeton, WV, with Pastor Kevin Howerton officiating. Family will receive friends from 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM before the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr. Beckley, WV.