May 7, 1956 – August 22, 2020
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Althea Johnson Rowe, also known as “Tio” to her family and closest friends, on the afternoon of August 22, 2020. She passed surrounded by her loving family, after a prolonged and courageous battle with cancer.
Althea was born in Newark, New Jersey on the 7th of May, 1956, the daughter of Paul and Martha Johnson.
Althea spent her early years in New Jersey, where she later attended Rutgers University and also enjoyed living in California and New York before settling in North Carolina. Althea always displayed a zest for life. She loved to sing and dance, and could often be found doing both around her home. She enjoyed dining out, as she was passionate about good food, and going to the movies. An avid reader, she could usually be found snuggled up with a good book at home. She has also loved her fur babies over the years, cats Sophie and Ami, and boxers Max and Tiberius.
Althea was always drawn to water and loved to be on a beach anywhere, be it St. Martin in the Caribbean or on Singer Island in Florida. Above all, Althea was a Godly, loving wife and mother who was the backbone and heart of her family.
Preceding Althea in death is her father, Paul Johnson, and her brothers: Gordon, Darrell, and Paul Johnson.
Althea is survived by her adoring husband, Lorenz, and two beautiful daughters, Adrienne and Jasmine. She is also survived by her mother, Martha, her sister, Pat, and her brother, Don; along with a host of beloved family members and friends who will deeply miss her vibrant spirit.
Services will be announced at a later date.
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