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Vann Johnson

1960 - 2017
Vann Johnson Obituary
November 13, 1960 - September 27, 2017 Our beloved Vann Johnson made her transition into the heavenly arms of our creator. The message in her magical voice will forever live on. Vann moved from Flint, MI, to Los Angeles in 1990 to pursue her singing career. Her vocal credits included recordings, appearances and tours with Michael Bolton, David Foster, Kenny G, Patti LaBelle, Elton John, Kenny Rogers and Ringo Starr. She performed on the Grammy Awards, BET Awards, The Tonight Show, Oprah, The Singing Bee and Yanni's "Love Is All" at the Taj Mahal. She also co-wrote and produced her own album, Messages. Vann recently fulfilled her lifelong dream of working toward a college degree and was accepted to the University of California San Diego for her senior year. Vann is survived by her only child LaShann (Marcus) Harris of Flint, MI; grandchildren Tianna L. Dailey of Laguna Niguel, CA, Torrey Harris, Alecia J. Harris, Alexandria J. Harris, and Alana J. Harris; father Matthew Taylor; sisters Mattlon (Henry Pete Roberts) and Sophia J. Taylor, all of Flint; and brothers Markantoney J. Taylor, also of Flint, and Delvin Wilson of Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her mother Ethel (Bell) Taylor; grandparents John and Carrie (Mctier) Skinner and Tonie and Bertha (Porter) Taylor; and nephew Zion Roberts. Her family and friends ask that, in the memory of Ms. Johnson, you donate patience to one another, kindness to a stranger and, most important, love to yourself and to the world.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7, 2017
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