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Sharon Johnson


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Sharon Johnson Obituary
Johnson, Sharon Elaine (Jones) 68 of Gary, IN, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Methodist Hospital. She was born in Gary, IN, February 19, 1946. Sharon was the eldest of seven children born to Rev. Earl and the late Bessie Jones. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School (Class of 1964). For several years she served as Parent/Student Liaison at Horace Mann High School and she touched several lives throughout the community. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and teaming up with her husband, Thurman Johnson, to beat those who "thought" they could play dominoes. Preceded in death by Bessie Jones; son, Richard Kevin Trass; uncle, Lawrence Andrews; nephew, Vincent Deon Jones; godmother, Evelyn Sims; and lifetime best friend, Rosemary Hawkins. She leaves to cherish her memory, loving and devoted husband of 44 years, Thurman Johnson; daughter, Crystal L. Johnson of Merrillville, IN; sons, Reginald Williams, Sr., Shawnree (Crystal) Johnson, of Gary, IN, Thurman Johnson, Jr. of Arizona, and Jesse Ashford of Fort Wayne, IN; father, Rev. Earl Jones of Madison, WI; brothers, Randall (Staci) Vik of Tulsa, OK, Sanford (Yulanda) Jones of Madison WI, Darrell (Florentina) Jones, of Gary, IN, Chauncey (Linda) Jones of Waukesha, WI, Parris Jones of Madison, WI, and George Oliver; sisters, Rosalyn Jones-Knight of Dallas, TX, and Joyce Oliver of Tucson, AZ; aunts, Theressia M. Walker, of Madison, WI, and Ella Andrews, of Milwaukee, WI; lifetime best friend Louise Green, of Gary, IN; god-sisters, Evelyn Sims-Lowe, of Hobart, IN, and Cheryl Sims, of Gary, IN and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, and friends. Visitation Saturday, December 20. 2014 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. with homegoing celebration at 11:00 a.m. All services at Christ Temple Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A., 4201 Washington St. Interment Fern Oak Cemetery, Griffith, IN.

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Published in the Post Tribune on Dec. 17, 2014
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