Colette Nadine Johnson

April 24, 2008


Past Services

Thursday May 01, 2008
11:00 am
At the beach near her home.
Virginia Beach, VA

Colette N. Johnson

Virginia Beach – Colette N. Johnson of the Sandbridge community of Virginia Beach passed away last Thursday April 24th. She was born in Manhattan, NY, the daughter of the late Rev. Elmer Dressel and the late Bernice Dressel. She graduated from the Bellevue School of Nursing, also working there as an R.N. She later worked at Walter Reed Army Hospital. She was a member of the Sandbridge Community Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her two sons, Craig and Clark; her brother, Kenneth Dressel and his wife Carol; her late sister Natalie’s husband, Arthur Messineo; her 6 nieces and nephews, Pam, Lauren, Jana, Artie, Doug, and Mark as well as their children.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 1st at the beachfront near her home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Colette’s name to the Children’s Miracle Network benefiting the health and happiness of children. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Jill J. Walden
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Your mom was greatly loved and loved greatly. She was a wonderful mother – it is evident in her two sons. I’ll continue to think and pray for you and for sustaining comfort.