Rosie Johnson
1930 - 2018
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Rosie Lee Johnson ,87, of Gary, IN, made her homecoming on Sunday, January 28,2018 at Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus, with her family by her side. Rosie was born December 01, 1930 in Gary, Indiana to the late Otto and Olar Smith. Rosie was the second youngest child born to the Smith Family. She attended Gary Roosevelt High School (Class of 1952). Rosie accepted Jesus Christ at an early age at Saint John Baptist Church in Gary, IN. Rosie was employed at the Gary Hotel ,now known as the Genesis Towers Senior Citizen High Rise Facility; later she was employed with the Gary Community School Corp until her retirement. Rosie loved her family and friends. She will be missed dearly, Rosie is preceded in death by her husband, Sammie Johnson Sr. , son Sammie Johnson Jr. , parents Otto and Olar Smith, four brothers; Albert (AW) Smith, Eddie Smith, William Smith, Arthur Smith, and two sisters Ola Mae Johnson and Ruby Smith. Rosie leaves to cherish her memories one sister Annie Smith of Gary, IN. her daughter Linda Johnson Gary.IN and grandson Jonathan Ellis of Tempe, Arizona, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. While she leaves a giant void in the lives of everyone that knew her, it is a great feeling to know that the legacy she leaves is much greater. Visitation Friday, February 2, 2018 from 1:00p.m. until 2:00p.m. with funeral service at 2:00p.m. All services at SS Monica and Luke Church 645 Rhode Island St. Father Patrick Gaza officiating.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2018.
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February 6, 2018
Linda and Jonathan I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.
Yvette Gamble
February 4, 2018
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Kimberly Julkes
February 3, 2018
To Linda, Jonathan and Family of Mother Johnson:

The other day one we loved and knew stepped across the threshold that we call death, but it was only a step into another room. Mother Johnson is at peace with God now, and rejoicing in her happy heavenly home. Thessalonian 4:13, Paul writes, "I would not have you to be ignorant, bretheren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope." What possible HOPE can bring comfort at such a time as this when we mourn the passing of dear woman?
1 Thess. 4:14 says, "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which asleep in Jesus will God bring with him" Until we meet again Mother.

God bless and keep you in His care is my prayer.
Evangelist Jeannie M. (Wash) Coleman
February 2, 2018
I thank God for Mrs. Johnson. She had a beautiful and wonderful caring spirit! I appreciated the help she was to m me and my family. I pray that God will comfort you in your sorrow.She was a Godly woman!
Nellie Moore
February 1, 2018

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
May God Bless and Keep you. You are always in my prays.

Ethel Kirkwood, Co-worker
February 1, 2018
Your mother was your inspiration and I know you will miss her. Be sad for a short time then remember her smile, her laughter and her sense of humor! Your memories will one day exceed your sadness!
God Bless you and Jonathan
Margaret Hayes
February 1, 2018
You will always be in our hearts. No more suffering .You are truly an angel..
February 1, 2018
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Benny Ellis
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