Barbara Paulette (Cross) Johnson Bennett, age 70, of Franklin, VA, formerly of Lancaster, PA died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at her residence.
Born in Newsoms, Southampton County, VA on November 14, 1945, the daughter of the late Rev. Willie Paul and Mary Eliza (Ellsworth) Cross.
She was retired from the Lancaster School District.
Barbara was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where she donated time as a volunteer.
She loved praying, drawing and writing poetry.
Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the love of her life.
She was the widow of the late Kent Davie Johnson and Alonzo Murry Bennett, Jr..
Surviving is her son, Katron D. Johnson of Ruther Glen, VA; 3 daughters, Edith A. Johnson of Johnstown, PA, LaVina D. Johnson and Paula M. Johnson, both of Lancaster, PA; 3 brothers, Earnest A. Johnson of Prince George, VA, Bishop Richard Cross, Jr. of Hopewell, VA and Theodore Cross of Massachusetts; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 701 Lime St., Lancaster, PA 17602. There will be a viewing from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday at the church.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Dr., Rm 2W212 MCS, Rockville, MD 208-435-3848.
Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Inc., Harrisburg.