Elise M. Johnson

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Elsie M. Johnson, born in Martin, TN on May 23,1943, to Lucy Stowe Johnson and Robert Earl Johnson. After celebrating 77 years of life, was ushered into her heavenly home on November 10, 2020 after a long illness. She died at Providence Hospital, Kansas City, KS.

Elsie, also called Cookie, worked at Fisher Body Auto Plant in the paint division before leaving due to a work injury. As a Certified Nursing Assistant, she loving cared for all of her elderly clients. She also served as a house manager in a home for unwed mothers. She made friends wherever she lived, Grand Rapids and Lansing, MI., Martin, TN., Iowa City, IA., or Kansas City, KS. Elsie encouraged her friends through her greeting card ministry. Elsie will be remembered for her contagious laughter, fantastic cooking skills, and her love and care for people who hurt. All of this was born out of her love for her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. She gives all the glory and honor to Him who enabled her to finish the race of life with success.
She is survived by her son, Randy Hill, and her daughter, Juanita Johnson Hawkins both residing in Tennessee. Her great grandson, Tirean Dwayne Johnson, Jr., resides in Michigan. She leaves to cherish her legacy and continue the work of serving the Lord to a host of friends: Jackie Lynch, MD, her best friend; the Owens family, in TN., Melvin, Doris Marie and LaGretta; and her neighbors and church family at Gospel Light Baptist Church, in Kansas City, KS.

Condolences, cards, and gifts can be sent to Kansas City Funeral Directors, c/o Jackie Lynch, 4880 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, KS 66106 in support of Elsie’s children and the ministry work she supported.