corvita maelita denise johnson
Corvita Maelita Denise "Vita" Johnson, 28, of Weirton, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2009 resulting from a house fire in Weirton. Born November 6, 1980 in Wheeling, WV, she was a daughter of Cornelius "Neecy" Johnson of Weirton and Darlene Williams Johnson of Wheeling. She was also preceded in death by her son Adrian LaChang Henry and step mother Tammy Reese, both of whom perished in the Sunday morning fire; brother Orlando LaChang Williams; grandmothers Sarah Lee Hocker and Mae Frances Williams. A graduate of Weir High School, Vita was a homemaker and a part-time student. She was an active volunteer for the Weirton Salvation Army and Christian Center. In addition to her parents, Vita is survived by her step mother, who helped raise her, Robin L. Johnson Hill and her husband James Hill of Weirton; son GianCarlo Allen of Weirton; brothers Rico Johnson of Weirton; C. J. Wilson and his wife Lisa of Pittsburgh, PA, Cornelius Johnson, Jr. of Wheeling, WV, Chris Wilson and his wife Jaimee of Steubenville and Dondie Williams of Wheeling; sister Angelique Wilson of Wheeling; grandparents Edward and Ila Stuart of Weirton and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 11AM Thursday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton.

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  1. To the Johnson Family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you all at this time of sorrow. You are all in my prayers. God bless.

  2. Vita’s family, Please accept my sincere condolences. Vita was a friend of my daughter Jen,I had known her through middle and high school, cheering together. I had the pleasure of many afternoons with her,she always had a smile and was a joy to know. May God comfort your family at this time.Please know that you are in my prayers. Jeanie “Mom” McHenry

  3. i remember vita runnign around as a little girl i sen her grow up into a beautiful young lady, so full of energy i wish i could be there for the service but i will not be able to make it but know that i will always remember her and be praying for the family in there time of healing~

  4. Rico, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister and nephew. May God give you peace as you work through this horrible time.

  5. To all of the family, nobody should EVER have to go through this sort of thing. I extend my deepest and most sincere condolences. God obviously had the need for a beautiful young lady and her family. Although this may not seem to make any sense, everyone must keep faith in His decisions, and His word. I love all of you, and again am so sorry for the huge hole placed in your lives right now. peace be with you, Mitch Van Horn and family

  6. Our deepest sorrow’s for your loss our prayers go out to you all may you find comfort in the love of your family and friends in this sad time and remember she is now safe in a better place in the heavens The Logue Family Brian Jeri-Lyn William Johnathon Jamie Douglas and Daniel


  8. To all of Corvita’s family, We were so sorry to hear about Corvita. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the kids were all Little Weirton Steelers.

  9. To the Johnson family, Although this is no doubt the most difficult time for you all to ever have to endure know that your loved ones are now in a better place and are looking down on you. My deepest sympathy is extended to your family.

  10. CJ, I am so sorry to hear about your sister and her son. I know words cannot express what you and your family must be going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. God Bless

  11. To the Johnson/Wilson family; My deepest and sincerest condolences go out to you in your time of loss. I will always remember and cherish the fond memories I have of Vita in my heart. I pray God comforts you and mends your hearts in your time of grief.

  12. To the Johnson family with love and prayer’s at this time I want you all to know that Vita ,her son and each of you are in my thoughts The Lord is with you now and forever

  13. Dear Rico and Neecy, We are so sorry for your loss. May god be with you and your family in this time of need.Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Robin & Cornelius, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is such a tragedy. My prayers are with you always. Take Care and God Bless.

  15. To the family and friends of Vita, I am so sorry for the loss of Vita and her son. Vita always had a smile on her face when I saw her.She will aways be remembered. I’ll pray for you all to find peace.

  16. Rico and Family, May all the wonderful memories of you, and your loved ones help get you through this very sad time. Be strong Rico and take care of yourself and your family. In thoughts and prayers.

  17. Vita, you were my girl always. I will miss you dearly always and all the times we talked. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Vita, i will truly miss you. I will always remember the great times and talks me,Jen, and you had. We will all miss you!

  19. To the family and friends I know it’s hard to lose a love one and Vita was always nice to me everytime when I spoke to her and it will a little awkward of her not being here, but she would want all of you to do better with your lives and I believe that she loved the Lord as well. Stay strong at all times and think about the positive and give it your all to give it your 100% on a daily basis. My prayers are with you all!!

  20. Vita’s Family my thoughts and prayers are with you all me and vita went to middle and high school together. no matter what Vita was always there for her friends and knew how to put a smile on your face. i am so sorry for yout loss. She will be missed dearly.

  21. CJ and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your sister and her son. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, The Burkhart’s

  22. Vita, I will truly miss you girl. Even though we had our up’s and downs you were always considered a great friend to me and showed and taught me alot of things in the year. You will truly be missed by Everyone who knew you. My Thoughts and prayers go go out to the Families and Joncarlo. Love You Always

  23. Ow Vita, girl, u was like lightning, ur presence was always known, you left your mark everywere u went and touched anyone that came near you cuz u was so full of life!My thoughts and prayers for all those who will cherish ur memory, hope you knew just how loved u really were

  24. Rico, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family will be in my prayers in your time of healing. The Strader Family

  25. The Johnson family is in my thoughts and prayers. I went to school with Corvita and always remember her full of life and smiling. I hope that her family and friends can find comfort in the love and the memories that they have with her and her son. She will truly be missed.

  26. The Johnson family & Robin We were so sorry to hear of Vita’s passing and the death of her son and Stepmom. I know the pain that you are feeling, but I also know that God will heal the pain. It will not be over night. He will fill you with all the loving memories that you made together. He will give you the peace of knowing that he has taken them home to heaven. Please know that you have the love & sympathy of our family. We will pray that through God you gain the strength to get though this time of sorrow. I have so many great memories of Vita and Stephaine playing together when we were neighbors. May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead, Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the mist of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. Someone so special can never be forgotten. May God Bless and comfort your family William & Willika (Gill) Smiar and daughter Stephanie

  27. Dear Johnson Family, We wanted to let you know that you have our greatest sympathy, and our hearts are truly saddened. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength. With our deepest sympathy, Mr. John Wilson Weirton, WV Mr. Pernell Scott Wilson Columbus, Ohio

  28. Dear Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. I will stop and see you as soon as I can. You know where I am if you need me. Lots of Love!

  29. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. I will remember Vita as she always was, with a smile on her face.

  30. To the Johnson, Williams & Wilson families: my deepest sympathy goes out to your family during this tragic ordeal my prayers are with you all Love Shayla & Jane Day

  31. We are so very sorry for your loss. They say time heals all wounds but how much time will it take to heal such a big wound? One thing you can count on is friends and family in this tragic time. We will keep you in our prayers.

  32. I am saddened & shocked by Vita & her son’s passing. I remember her, her siblings, father, & step-mother Robin from Henderson Chapel n Wellsburg, WV. My thoughts & prayers r w/the family. Peace & love

  33. We were deeply saddened by the tragic news but it was a time to reminisce many loving, sweet memories. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers and Vita and her son are safe and serene in the arms of God. Much Love, Tammy, JJ, Gerad, Jonathon, Marcedes, and Marcellus

  34. Oh aunt vita Ive missed u like crazy not being in the same state now that your gone and I’ll never see you again it breaks my heart but your in a better place in the arms of god he will take care of you I love you dearly

  35. Hey its yando I know you’re in heaven so you can hear. I know we only dated for a few months while I was at Bethany but I got to know what a great woman and mother you were I’ll never forget the times we had and may God bless your family who raised you. I wish i could put into words how much of a positive person you were and I wish I was there to save you

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