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Sherri Lynn Johnson

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Sherri Lynn Johnson Sherri Lynn Johnson, 37, passed away early Thursday morning, January 29, 2009. Sherri was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer in April 2008. She faced the last stage of her life journey with bravery, grace and an incredibly strong spirit that was admired by many. Her faith in God, special friends and relatives, and her love for sports helped her endure her difficult challenges. Always a cheerful and upbeat personality, her smiling face will live in the hearts and minds of all those who knew her. Sherri was an amazing person. She over came incredible odds because of her learning disabilities to be that best that she could be. She made a difference in people's lives. She kept up with sports and knew a lot of sports statistics. She loved to talk sports with anyone who would listen. Sherri especially loved the University of Texas Longhorns. Her wardrobe usually consisted of something burnt orange and UT jewelry. She received cards from UT coaches, Mack Brown, Rick Barnes and Chris Ogden. She also received an autographed UT baseball helmet and an autographed picture of the UT football team along with pictures of Coach Mack Brown and his staff. Sherri was born December 4, 1971 to Gary Neal and Barbara Jean Anderson Johnson in Austin where she lived all her life. She attended Wooldridge Elementary, Burnet Middle School and graduated from Lanier High School in 1991. She is preceded in death by her grandparents George and Vergie Walker Johnson of Elgin and Oscar and Nina Johnson Anderson of Hutto, and her uncle Quinton Neal Anderson of Hutto. She is survived by her parents, Gary and Barbara Johnson; brother, Terry Wayne Johnson and wife Linda; aunts and uncles, Carolyn and Clayton Johnson, Corrine and Warren Samuelson of Austin, Kent Anderson of Taylor, Shirlene and Will Ferguson of Albuquerque, NM; cousins, Truman Johnson of New Braunfels, Tracy Johnson and Ray Moore of Holland, Terrell and Keitha Johnson of Blanco, Tricia Johnson, Randy and Michele Samuelson of Austin, Scott Samuelson of Oxford, MS, Jason and Evonne Ferguson of Raeford, NC, David Ferguson and fiancée Alina Boucheron, and Cathy Ferguson and J. Hardin of Albuquerque, NM, other relatives and host of friends. In March 2005 one of the best things that happened to her was acquiring a job at Henna Chevrolet as a file clerk in the Service Department. She made an impact on her fellow co-workers whom she dearly loved. Prior to that she worked for Randall's Grocery. Many prayers have been said in her behalf since the time she was born. She has always been "special". Sherri had faithfully attended church since she was two weeks old. She attended Trinity Evangelical Free Church until 2001 and currently attended First Baptist Church in Pflugerville. She loved the ladies in her Sunday School class. Sherri became a Christian during Vacation Bible School early in life. Her favorite interests were UT Sports, Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR auto racing. She collected numerous NASCAR miniatures racers and had a bell collection. She had the privilege to meet her favorite racer, Dale Earnhart, Sr. in person. She leaves behind her pet golden retriever, "Sunny". Sherri was under the care of Vista Care Hospice. Special thanks to Fran, Martha, Rosa and Raymond. Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church in Pflugerville at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2009. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2009 at Austin-Peel & Son Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church- Pflugerville Building Fund or Vista Care Hospice.


Published in Austin American-Statesman from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2009
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