Lorene Johnson

Johnson, Lorene

Lorene “Doll Baby” Johnson was born June 26, 1950, in Sardinia, South Carolina. She was one of eight children born to the late Rena L. (Kennedy) Johnson and the late Lawyer Johnson. Lorene and her family migrated to Boston, MA, by way of Washington, D.C. in 1955. Lorene earned her high school diploma from Girls High in Boston MA. She also attended Roxbury Community College, where she earned a number of specialty certifications, in the medical/healthcare field.


Lorene had a love for learning and research. She was last employed at KPMG consulting, in Boston, MA.  She also had extensive knowledge and experience in the healthcare field. In the past, she was employed by New England Medical Center, University Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston and Faulkner Hospital. Lorene enjoyed listening to music, especially the blues, cooking, shopping and spending time with her grandchildren.


Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters: Marion Aleitha Johnson, Veronica Lake Johnson and Mary Theresa Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memory: daughters, Jeneen L. (Johnson) Rainford, Rasheena Nichole Johnson and Jannie M. Johnson; son, Lance L. Johnson; son- in- law, Eudolf Rainford; sisters, Rosa (Johnson) Nichols and Patricia Johnson; brothers, Hugh M. Johnson and Lawyer Johnson and 7 grand children, Justin L. Green, Renea J. Johnson, Emaya R. Rainford, Terry R. Cousin, Jaylin D. Rainford, Rasheen N. Cousin and Cyrus C. Cousin. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. LOWER MILLS, Saturday March 19 from 10-11AM. The Funeral Service will begin at 11AM. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.