Port Charles, New York
Single/Never Been Married
Stanford Johnson (son by unknown father; deceased)
Touissaint Dubois (flirtation on General Hospital: Night Shift)
Milo Giambetti (dating)
Suffered a heart attack [Feb 13, 2008]
Non-nonsense nurse Epiphany Johnson is a force to be reckoned with. A full-figured woman who speaks her mind and doesn't mince words, Epiphany is quite intimidating. She is a dedicated nurse who doesn't tolerate anyone giving less than 110%. She will call out doctors and nurses alike, when she feels that they are being less than professional. She has a strong moral compass that was never tested more than when her only son, Stanford, decided to go to work for mob boss, Sonny Corinthos. Epiphany strongly disapproved of her son squandering his education on spying for the mob. Despite her objections to Stan's career choices, Epiphany loved her son fiercely and never stopped trying to convince him to make different choices. Sadly, Epiphany would see her greatest fear realized when, during a phone call with Stan, she heard him killed in a mob-ordered hit. The pain of losing her son in such a violent manner took its toll on Epiphany.
In February 2008, Epiphany suffered a serious heart attack and collapsed in the hospital locker room. She had just received her son's cremated ashes and was clutching them in her hands when they found her. Luckily, the doctors were able to save her life. Epiphany made a full recovery and kept up her reputation of keeping both doctors and nurses in line around the hospital.
Epiphany was especially outraged with the hospital gossip and unprofessionalism when her colleague doctor Patrick Drake had an extramarital affair with another doctor on staff, a doctor Lisa Niles. Patrick's wife Robin, also a doctor at the hospital, and Lisa often feuded, even in front of patients. Epiphany frequently reprimanded the trio and reminded them to keep their personal business private.
However, Epiphany showed her softer side after Robin was presumed deceased. Patrick was overcome with grief and he turned to pills. Epiphany refused to let Patrick grieve alone and she provided him with a combination of tough love and friendship that helped him get his life back on track.
As a tribute to Patrick’s wife Robin and others with HIV, Epiphany participated in the resurrected Nurses Ball and developed a crush on another performer, Milo Giambetti. She believed her feelings were unrequited until Milo asked her out and they began dating.Epiphany tried to give Patrick and Sabrina her support as they watched their son, Gabriel, die, knowing there wasn't any way to save the baby. She asked Father Reyes to baptize Gabriel.
In 2014, Epiphany's love life picked up when Milo Giambetti revealed that he had a crush on Epiphany. Epiphany was flattered and agreed to go out with him, even though they were seemingly opposites.
In September 2015, Epiphany took a second job working for Sonny, helping him recover from a gunshot wound that had left him paralyzed from the waist down. She refused to let him give up, and she took him to the gym as part of his physical therapy. Sonny remained sullen until Epiphany introduced him to "wheelchair boxing." She had Sonny work out on the heavy bag, and he seemed pleased to work up a sweat.
As a new year dawned, Sonny decided to take his recovery to the next level, but Epiphany objected. Sonny locked his wheelchair in place and slowly stood up without any assistance. Shocked, Epiphany's eyes filled with tears of joy. Sonny told Epiphany about his dream of running to help someone in need and how the dream had made him feel strong and hopeful. That was when Sonny had realized it was time for him to get back on his feet.
Epiphany's happiness turned to anger when Sonny confided that he hadn't told anyone except Epiphany. She realized that he hoped to keep his enemies from finding out. Epiphany accused him of being heartless because his family deserved to know. She stormed out, but she eventually forgave Sonny for his deception.
In September 2016, Epiphany suffered a devastating loss when her dear friend Sabrina fell victim to a serial killer who was roaming the hospital. The killer was later revealed to be Paul Hornsby. He'd strangled Sabrina when she'd figured out he'd been killing patients and staff.
A few months later, General Hospital was forced to cut jobs to save money or risk the doors closing. The nursing staff was slated to take the biggest hit, so Epiphany rallied her nurses and staged a "sick-out." However, Dr. Hamilton Finn saved the hospital from closing when he donated all the money, including royalities, he'd made selling the patent to a lifesaving serum.