In memory of
Shirley Johnson
In memory of
Shirley Johnson
Shirley Johnson 'A kind and loving wife and mother' who took care of her immediate and extended family Shirley Johnson, 91, of Rahway, NJ, departed this life on April 29, 2021. A private celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 11 a.m. You may join the service on zoom Meeting ID: 851 1730 6495 Passcode: 868466. Graveside services will be held at Rosehill Cemetery at 12:15 p.m. Arrangements are in the loving care of the Nesbitt Funeral Home, 165 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ. Born on December 19th, 1929, in Elizabeth, NJ, to the late Ruben Grimsley and Mattie Grimsley Rose, Shirley was educated in the Elizabeth Public School system. Shirley was a kind and loving wife and mother who enjoyed taking care of her children, as well as her immediate and extended family. She always enjoyed the holidays, especially Christmas, because they were spent with her children, grandchildren, cousins, friends and sometimes even the many people who knew and loved her from the many places that she frequented. Her interests included painting, dancing, and she also briefly worked at a flower shop. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Nathaniel Johnson, of 63 years, her five siblings, William Grimsley Pierce, Robert Rose, Abraham Rose, Edward Rose, Margaret Rose, and Mattie Sue Rose. Shirley is survived by her loving and caring children, Gregory Edwards (Lois), Gloria Johnson Pearson (Dennis), Adele Johnson, Nathaniel Johnson Jr. (Lynda), Lindsay Johnson (Jennifer); five grandchildren, Heather Jearld, Nicole Johnson, Nathaniel Johnson III, Andrew Edwards, and Gary Edwards; a great-grandson, Ryan Fogle; three sisters, Pauline, Elizabeth, and Brenda; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, close relatives, and friends.
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Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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In memory of
Shirley Johnson
Shirley Johnson 'A kind and loving wife and mother' who took care of her immediate and extended family Shirley Johnson, 91, of Rahway, NJ, departed this life on April 29, 2021. A private celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 11 a.m. You may join the service on zoom Meeting ID: 851 1730 6495 Passcode: 868466. Graveside services will be held at Rosehill Cemetery at 12:15 p.m. Arrangements are in the loving care of the Nesbitt Funeral Home, 165 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ. Born on December 19th, 1929, in Elizabeth, NJ, to the late Ruben Grimsley and Mattie Grimsley Rose, Shirley was educated in the Elizabeth Public School system. Shirley was a kind and loving wife and mother who enjoyed taking care of her children, as well as her immediate and extended family. She always enjoyed the holidays, especially Christmas, because they were spent with her children, grandchildren, cousins, friends and sometimes even the many people who knew and loved her from the many places that she frequented. Her interests included painting, dancing, and she also briefly worked at a flower shop. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Nathaniel Johnson, of 63 years, her five siblings, William Grimsley Pierce, Robert Rose, Abraham Rose, Edward Rose, Margaret Rose, and Mattie Sue Rose. Shirley is survived by her loving and caring children, Gregory Edwards (Lois), Gloria Johnson Pearson (Dennis), Adele Johnson, Nathaniel Johnson Jr. (Lynda), Lindsay Johnson (Jennifer); five grandchildren, Heather Jearld, Nicole Johnson, Nathaniel Johnson III, Andrew Edwards, and Gary Edwards; a great-grandson, Ryan Fogle; three sisters, Pauline, Elizabeth, and Brenda; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, close relatives, and friends.
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165 Madison Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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