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.