Following his retirement from baseball as a player, Johnson became a scout for Major League Baseball teams. He was hired as an assistant coach by the Philadelphia Athletics in 1954, becoming one of the first African Americans signed to a coaching position on a major league ball club.
His home at 3701 Kiamensi Road in Marshallton, Delaware where he lived for five decades and died there is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Final Resting Place:
3300 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, Delaware, 19805
Grave Location:Garden of Devotion, Lot 222, Grave 1
Grave Location Description
Enter the cemetery through a secondary entrance at the intersection of South Dupont Road, Faulkland Road and Hwy 100. As you enter the gates stay to the left and it will veer left slightly before coming to an end with a hard right turn. At this bend in the road park your car and look to your left for a pathway to a large sculpture of an open book. Now walk over to the edge of the road, 9 graves to the left of the pathway and 20 feet in you will find the final resting of baseball legend Judy Johnson and his wife.
Grave Location GPS39.748898199163825, -75.59241352690813
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