Shirley Sledd Johnson

February 20, 1938November 5, 2018

On November 5, 2018, Shirley Sledd Johnson, passed in peace and earned her wings. Beloved and amazing mother of Stacy E. Hill (Ed), George A. Johnson II; adoring and devoted grandmother to A.J. Hill; loving sister of Thelma Johnson (Joseph), James Sledd (Lily), Alvin Sledd (Lanette). As well as 8 nieces and nephews and many friends, who she adored. Shirley will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.


17 November

Receiving Friends

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Witzke Funeral Homes Inc.

5555 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, Maryland 21045

17 November

Memorial Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Witzke Funeral Homes Inc.

5555 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, MD 21045


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Andre Avera

November 13, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I don't recall meeting your mom but I do remember you and I having conversations when you would visit her or she would visit you. If she was anything like you, she was a wonderful woman, mother and friend. God Bless her and your family.

Love you

Demetra Bennett

November 9, 2018

It was such a wonderful blessing to meet Shirley. I was fresh from the midwest (Chicago) when I landed in Columbia MD and met this beautiful, spunky lady. She introduced herself to me at work with a big smile and a charming "well hello there"!! We were instant friends. In fact she was my very first friend in Maryland. I loved being around Shirley! Her quick wit, and sense of honor were so welcoming, and filled the void of being so far away from my mom and family back home. I spent many evenings hanging with Shirley and her daughter (my beloved) Stacy at their home, eating their food, and cherishing every moment. I was so honored to have her attend my wedding also! Over the years we've always kept in touch. We even traveled to see her across country when she was in Vegas. Oh how I'll miss my wonderful friend Shirley. I take joy in knowing that she is with the Lord, and that I will see her again one day. I'm certain I'll recognize her, as she'll be the one with the big smile, and the warm greeting.

Cedric Johnson

November 8, 2018

I have gotta say, love going and hated leaving Columbia Maryland. Fairly short car ride from Jersey to Maryland, but could not wait to get there and see my Aunt and cousins. Aunt Shirley frequently called me C, as I grew out of CC. We had a close relationship during my adolescent years and as I got older she (along with Stacy) became referees for two rambunctious teenagers (my first cousing) tearing up their house. Aunt Shirley was always positive, always encouraging, up spirited and plan old joy to be around. What was most memorable was going shopping with my Aunt and Mom as they agreed (which seemed like 10 mins) in line about who was going to pay for whatever. You had to be there to experience the humiliation as a teenager just wanting to get the stuff and get out. As I got more mature we frequently talked about God, how he had a plan for our lives and his ways were not our ways. I will miss my favorite Aunt, but know she's looking down on me and saying come on C, don't you have some golf to play?