Dwight Eugene Johnson



Dwight Eugene Johnson, also known as “D-dite” Da-wight” or “Dr8gos,” 56, of Warrenton, Virginia and formerly of Hartwell, West Virginia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at his home. Born January 1, 1961, in Welch, West Virginia. He was the second of seven born of Phyllis Duff of Bishop, Virginia.

He was a 1979 graduate of Big Creek High School in War, West Virginia. Upon graduation, he started his career in nursing assistance at Heritage Hall Tazewell in Tazewell, Virginia, then moved to Alexandria, Virginia. He became a certified nursing assistant in September 1991. Eventually, he made his home in Warrenton, Virginia and has resided in the area for more than 30 years. He worked providing private duty nursing care and was well known for providing a loving and nurturing environment for his patients.

In May 2005, he began working at Fauquier Hospital. Throughout his career, Dwight spent many hours working hard both for his patients and co-workers. To his patients, he provided excellent care, being attentive to their every need. To his co-workers, he was a mentor but mostly a friend. Dwight was known by his hospital family as one to depend on and was always ready with a big hug, a big smile and a spaghetti meal. He appeared rough on the outside but was a big teddy bear always willing to go the extra to provide assistance where ever and whenever needed. His presence will be missed by all who came in contact with him.

Dwight leaves to cherish his memory two daughters: Keisa (DugDuggie) Tyson of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; Katherine (Katie) Ernzen of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and one grandson, Kiante Mack of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; two sisters: Tina (Jeff) Baylor of Roanoke, Virginia; Rhonda (Linwood) Freeman of Chesapeake, Virginia; three brothers: Michael Ray (Tanja) Johnson of Dale City, Virginia; Curtis Johnson of El Paso, Texas; and Brian (Lisa) Johnson of Tazewell, Virgina; host of nieces (great), nephews (great); extended family; and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Phyllis Duff, step-father, James Duff and his brother, Cedric Darrell Johnson.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 11am until 12pm, with a memorial service starting at 12 pm, at Joynes Funeral Home, 29 N. Third St., Warrenton, Virginia, 20186. Rev. Andre Marshall will deliver the eulogy.