Bobbie Jean Johnson Landy was welcomed into the arms of her heavenly father 2 days after her 80th birthday on April 26th 2021. Bobbie was born in Aiken, South Carolina and was the daughter to the late Artis Lice Johnson and Martha Zee 'Whitaker Johnson,
Bobbie also affectionately known as "doll" by her family was nicknamed by her father Artis who called her his doll baby. Bobbie grew up in Aiken with her siblings Frampton Ethaleen "Tina", Artis Jr., Caretha "Ree", Mary Lill Joyce, Roosevelt "Sonny", Johnnie and Gayle (in NYC)
One day while working in the cotton field in Aiken, she laid eyes on on a young 'William Landy. She told her sister Caretha about this young man and was immediately told "you're too young to be liking anybody right now". Needless to say Bobbie did not listen because 4 years later on November 2 1957 she and William Landy were married. From that union, Bobbie gave birth to their 1st son William Dearck Landy on July 3oth 1958. One week after Dearck was born, Bobbie and William settled in Brooklyn, NY and began to expand their family. Morace born in 1959, Stacy in 1961, Alfonso in 1963 and Tracy born in 1965 (deceased ). Bobbie at all times was a loving and supportive mother one who fought tirelessly defending the rights of her children to receive a good education. In 1964 during the Civil Rights protests in New York Bobbie got into some "Good Trouble" and was arrested while fighting and speaking out against the injustices experienced by people of color in this country.
Even though Bobbies mom told William about her health issues it did not deter him from marring her. The health issues that she battled with all her life never slowed her down from doing what God called her her to do. She was always a loving and devoted servant of God who never wavered in her faith and firmly stood on the word which says "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me" Phillippians 4:13. Bobbies faith in God always pushed her to do what many would deem impossible leaving a factory job where she worked as a seamstress to build a client base of her own. Sewing day and night sometimes till her fingers bled and even hosting fashion shows with her 1st taking place at a community center on Howard ave in Brooklyn where she rounded up her boys along with her nieces and nephews to show the world her gifts and talents.
Always a staunch advocate for children's health and wellness. Bobbie made the decision to become a Foster Mother but later realized that Gods plan was much bigger than hers, after raising 5 boys in 1985 she opened her heart and her home to receive 5 beautiful children- Christopher Landy and soon to follow were Tamika, Kadeem, Kalichk, Kershawn as her own children in addition to raising her granddaughter Precious.
Bobbie truly believed Gods word and never wavered no matter what she stood on the verse which says "Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there for he always tenderly cares for you 1 Peter 5:7 (TPT). On April 25th Bobbie entered the hospital for what was seemingly a simple routine procedure but her Father the Lord Jesus Christ had other plans for her and said "well done my good and faithfull servant" its time to come home which is what she did on Monday April 26th. Bobbie leaves behind her sister Caretha Williams, Joyce Harris Johnny, and Gayle Johnson—McNabb. Children, Dearck, Morace, Stacy, Alfanso, Christopher, Tamika, Kadeem, Kaliehk, Kershawn, Precious, 26 grandchildren, 21 great grands, 1 great great grand and a host of nieces and nephews.
"Mom" you're gone from this earth but your spirit of love, kindness, patience and generosity will continually embrace us with each passing day.
We love you Momma
Barbara "Doll" Jean Landy of Little River passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 8, 2021 at True Way Holiness Church in Little River. There will be a public viewing from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM before the funeral services. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Ocean View Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is assisting the Landy Family.
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