Louise Johnson Lovett, 76, a retired teacher and counselor with the D.C. Public Schools who was active in church, volunteer and civic organizations, died at Howard University Hospital Aug. 29 after a stroke. She lived in Washington.

Mrs. Lovett worked at Cardozo, Dunbar and Spingarn high schools for 27 years before retiring in 1955. She was a counselor and director of Camp Pleasant in Washington from 1928 to 1938. She was an assistant director of day camps with the D.C. Recreation Department in the early 1950s.

She was a member of the Near Northeast United Planning Organization and the advisory board of volunteer services of D.C. General Hospital.

Mrs. Lovett was a member of Sargent Memorial Presbyterian Church in Washington. She also was a member of the Washington City Presbytery and the Presbyterian Interracial Council.

She was a member of the Cosmopolitan Group of Alcoholics Anonymous for 23 years.

Mrs. Lovett, who was born in Baltimore, graduated from Dunbar High and Howard University. She earned a master's degree at Northwestern University. She taught in North Carolina before returning here and joining the D.C. schools in 1928.

Her husband, Edward P. Lovett, died in 1977. Survivors include a daughter, Lanna Lue Love of Washington, and two grandchildren.