OBITUARY

Bernice D. Johnson

December 17, 1928March 8, 2018
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Bernice D. Johnson (nee Rea), 89 of Chicago, passed away March 8, 2018; loving daughter of the late John and Caroline Rea; beloved wife of 65 ½ years to Richard Johnson; cherished mother of Debra (John) Johnson-Prim, Rick (Elaine) Johnson, Bobbie (Chris) Cooper, Mary (Perry) Cianci, Walter Johnson, and Caroline (John) Cozzi; caring grandmother of 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grand children, and 1 great-great-grandchild; fond sister of the late Lois Schimmel; beloved aunt to Donna Zielazinski, and the late Steven and Michael Schimmel; visitation will be Monday March 12, 2018 from 3 – 9 pm at Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home, 10727 S. Pulaski, Chicago. Funeral mass will be Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Cajetan Church, 2445 W. 112th St, Chicago, IL. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, cancersupportcenter.org. For more information please call 773-783-7700 or visit www.andrewmcgann.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Prayer Service Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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Bernice D. Johnson

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March 12, 2018

May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family during this time of sorrow (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).

Kathleen Haupt

March 10, 2018

One of the warmest memories I have of Bernice was about 5 years ago at a Johnson family gathering. I was sitting nearby and noticed Bernice walking across the room. Rich was walking toward her in the other direction and you could see the love in his eyes as if she was the only woman in the room of 100 people. She caught his glance and reached to give his hand a squeeze. That picture in my mind's eye paints not a thousand words, but a trillion. Godspeed from a beautiful life Bernice to eternal life.

FROM THE FAMILY
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1st Date at the Jewel Tea Company Picnic
July 1948

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Prom

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8-23-1952

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20th Wedding Anniversary

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35th Wedding Anniversary

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Surprise 40th Anniversary Party

Biography

Bernice D. Johnson (nee Rea), 89 of Chicago, passed away March 8, 2018; loving daughter of the late John and Caroline Rea; beloved wife of 65 ½ years to Richard Johnson; cherished mother of Debra (John) Johnson-Prim, Rick (Elaine) Johnson, Bobbie (Chris) Cooper, Mary (Perry) Cianci, Walter Johnson, and Caroline (John) Cozzi; caring grandmother of 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grand children, and 1 great-great-grandchild; fond sister of the late Lois Schimmel; beloved aunt to Donna Zielazinski, and the late Steven and Michael Schimmel; visitation will be Monday March 12, 2018 from 3 – 9 pm at Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home, 10727 S. Pulaski, Chicago. Funeral mass will be Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Cajetan Church, 2445 W. 112th St, Chicago, IL. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, cancersupportcenter.org. For more information please call 773-783-7700 or visit www.andrewmcgann.com