Ernestine G. Johnson
Ernestine retired from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C, after 23 years as a law enforcement officer. She was assigned to the Woman's Bureau, the Youth Division, Planning & Development and the Community Relations Division. She was a member of the Family Unit Branch that assisted officer's families killed in the line of duty.
After retirement, Ernestine returned to work for the Federal Government. She was assigned to a variety of special investigations which included the U. S, House of Representative Select Committee on Assassinations and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. She was later assigned to the Medicare Fraud Unit of the Inspector General's Office of the Health and Human Service Department.
After retiring a second time, she and her husband, the late Samuel H. Johnson, purchased the Lewis Funeral Home in Alexandria, Virginia which she managed for over 15 years. While managing Lewis Funeral Home, she obtained her apprenticeship license from the Virginia State Board of Morticians. In the year 2000, the present location was opened and is now operated by their daughter, Judith K. Johnson
Ernestine received her Bachelors of Arts degree in sociology from Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia, her Masters of Science degree in the Administration of Justice from the American University and a Masters in Arts in Legal Studies from the Antioch University, School of Law. She attended the University of the District of Columbia Mortuary Science program.
Ernestine is a member of the Mount Sinai Baptist Church, where she served on the Trustee Board for over twenty years. She is also a board member of the Executive Council of the Fishing School. Trained at the University of Maryland Community Extension Program she was a volunteer providing financial counseling to residents of Prince Georges County. More than 50 years of experience dealing with people of all walks of life and her sensitivity toward others is truly an asset to the funeral home business.