Helen Lawrence Johnston, 83, of Martinsville, VA passed away February 6, 2019. She was born in Henry County, VA, January 28, 1936 to Henry Meredith and Jenny Holley Lawrence. Helen was a graduate of Drewy Mason High School. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. She was an active member of the Virginia Touch Bearer Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Donald Dean Johnston; son, Dean Johnston (Mary Lewis) of Martinsville, VA; daughter, Donna J. Flora of Rocky Mount, VA; son Jay Johnston (Stephanie) of Charlotte, NC;
grandchildren, Ainsley Johnston, Jack Johnston (Caroline), Meredith Flora, Katherine Flora, Samantha Johnston, and Madison Johnston; brother, Billy Lawrence (Shirley) and numerous beloved nephews, nieces and cousins.
The family will receive friends Saturday, February 9 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church from 10:00 – 11:00 am. The funeral service will follow at the church at 11:00 am, with Pastor Tim Gearheart officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley
Memorial United Methodist Church, 824 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112 or MHMHC Auxiliary and memo Patient Care Fund, 320 Hospital Drive, Martinsville, VA 24112. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.