Helen Lawrence Johnston, 83, of Martinsville, Va. passed away Wednesday, 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, N.C.; 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 from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. The funeral service will follow at the church at 11 a.m., 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, Va.