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September 27, 1943 October 13, 2010
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Vernell Virginia Johnson departed this life on October 13, 2010 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Maryland. Vernell was born September 27, 1943 to the late Charles Contee Mackall and Marie Kyler -Mackall.
She worked as a Cafeteria Worker at both Calvert Senior and Northern Middle schools where she became close friends with many of her co-workers. Vernell retired in 2009 after 30 years of service.
On May 23, 1970 she was united in marriage to her sweetheart Charles Wesley Johnson, Sr. They became proud parents of Lonnell , Ricky, Cedric, Charles, Jr. and Vernell.
What an amazing woman; she was a mediator of peace, with a heart of gold that shared laughter and love for her family. She was beautiful, kind-hearted, sweet, and very outgoing. Vernell was a devoted, loving wife to her husband and children. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, sharing time among family and friends, and educating her grand and great grandchildren. Along with her sisters she ensured that the Mackall family re-union continued and took pride in the cooking they did to feed all.
At an early age, she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior and became a member of Young's United Methodist Church. She later moved her church membership to Zion Hill Church of God in Christ to be with her husband and children. She participated in many church activities and was a faithful member the Usher Board.
Vernell was preceded in death by her husband Charles, her parents Charles Contee and Marie Mackall.; 2 brothers; Hilton Penroe Mackall and Rodell Estep Mackall; 2 sisters; Genevieve Mackall and Loretta E. Mackall.
Beautiful memories of Vernell will be cherished by sons Lonnell Mackall (Adrienne), Ricky Mackall (Wanda), Cedric Mackall( Ella) and Charles Johnson (Chris); daughter, Vernell Johnson (Terry Rodney); 6 brothers; Charles Mackall, Kenneth Mackall, Wilson Mackall (Viola), Odell Mackall(Juanita), Frederick Mackall (Alice), Sherman Mackall; 3 Sisters; Dorothy Wheatley, Minnie Stepney, Shirley Harris; Sisters-in-Law, Gertrude Holland,(John) Hester Irene Swales, Maryellen Mackall (Rodell) and Kathy Johnson; Brother- In-Law Clifton Johnson (Diane); 31 grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She had two very special friends Rose and Viola.


Zion Hill Cemetery


7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on October 22, 2010 (map/driving directions)
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Dunkirk Baptist Church 11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk, MD 20754 on October 23, 2010 (map/driving directions)


11:00 AM at Dunkirk Baptist Church 11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk, MD 20754 on October 23, 2010 (map/driving directions)


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