OBITUARY

Lynnette C Johnson

July 18, 1937June 6, 2018
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Lynnette Corrie Johnson July 18, 1937- June 6, 2018

Lynnette Corrie Johnson, 80, of Daytona Beach, Florida died June 6, 2018, at home, peacefully in her sleep.

She had a very short illness starting 4 days prior, with a cold, cough and congestion. We think her heart gave out from coughing or it might have been pneumonia she was unaware of, but it’s unknown.

Lynnette was born July 18, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of the late Linder and Edith Corrie.

She graduated from Thornton Township High school in 1955. Located in Harvey, Illinois.

Lynnette started her career right out of high school working for Bear Brand Hosiery, in Chicago, Illinois where she was employed for 10 years. She was hired in the accounting department but was promoted shortly after to secretary to the Executive President and also modeled panty hose for the department stores.

After moving to Florida her career was in the hotel industry where she was retired from The Shores Resort and Spa, formally known as The Hilton. She was the director of sales before being promoted to the secretary to the general manager of the hotel.

Since being retired she has spent her years enjoying her daughter, Michele, and grandson Nathan, living life to the fullest with them.

Since 2003 when her grandson, Nathan was born, Lynnette gained a new best friend. He was her pride and joy. She spent almost every day with him at the park, movies, baseball games, skateboard parks, school functions, playing games, etc. She got to spend 15 years watching him grow up to be a teenager, starting high school, getting his learners permit and learning to drive. He made her so proud. She even left a letter addressed to Nathan, to be opened upon her death, that she wrote several years back, telling him everything she wanted him to know about their times together, how happy she was, to make sure he follows his dreams and always make her proud, and that she would remain in his heart forever.

Lynnette enjoyed taking summer vacations to Westgate Town Center in Orlando with her daughter and grandson to celebrate hers and her daughters birthday every year.

Lynnette loved animals and was an active member and moderator of the Justice For Ponce Facebook group which helped bring awareness for harsher punishment for animal cruelty. Ponce’s Law was passed earlier this year in Florida. Thankfully she was able to watch the bill get passed as it meant so much to her.

She left behind many friends who she loved dearly. Survivors include her daughter, Michele Weise, a grandson, Nathan Vitiello both of Daytona Beach. Many aunts, uncles, and cousins from numerous areas, most originating from Mt. Carmel, Illinois from her mothers side of the family; The Bare Family

Preceding her in death were her parents and a sister, Charlene Behrns.

Visitation will be at 2:00 p.m followed by a service at 3:00 p.m on Saturday June 16, 2018, at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Gotha, Florida.

Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home Gotha, Florida 407-293-1361

Donations can be made to For Paws and Tails Rescue out of her love for animals http://4Pawsandtails.com

Services

  • Visistation Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Valerie Brady

June 16, 2018

Met Lynette thru Justice for Ponce . She was a remarkable lady and kept everyone in line. She was a joy to talk to. Still have my purple ribbon . Now she can give Ponce lots of love. My Prayers to Michelle. Rip.

Joan Lando

June 15, 2018

I was fortunate to meet Lynnette thru the movement to pass a law for Ponce. She always kept us posted on signatures and celebrations on monthly birthday wishes for Ponces law members. We also spent one evening at a function for Sophie's circle a walk to raise money for all the wonderful things this rescue does for animals. Michelle and me walked the bridge as Lynnette waited for us. I am so glad I was able to meet this fine lady who was also from Chicago as I was. May you rest in peace and I am sure Ponce gave you a nice doggy kiss.🐾❤️💜💐

Kathleen Vitiello

June 13, 2018

I met Lynette 15 years ago when our grandson Nathan was born . I liked her from the start she had such a wit about her and a heart of gold .She would be the friend everyone would want in their life as I did .We will miss her everyday and pray she is at peace also I will pray for Michele and Nathan that they will get through this hard time .love you Lynn until we meet again love Kate

Kathy Cadenhead

June 13, 2018

Lynnette,
June 6th was such a hard day and I have looked for you every day since then.
I miss your sunrises and sunsets out your back door.
I miss our "storm" updates.
I miss your quirky sense of humor that would pop up on my face book on a daily basis.
I just miss you!
Life is not fair and your death was never expected but you know this.
I know you are in a better place. Among other things playing with Ponce and showing him the love he never had, only one of your new assignments.
I will see you again my friend.
I love you.

Larry Malm

June 12, 2018

I met Lynnette in 1952 when she was a cheerleader, and I was a basketball
Player on Thornton High Schools team. Later in life I got reacquainted
With her when she married my cousin! Most recently we became friends
On Facebook, and I communicated regularly with her and her daughter Mischele. Lynnette was a beautiful person, inside and out, and it has been a pleasure to know her, My thoughts and prayers will always be with her!
Larry Malm

Jeff Mayhugh

June 12, 2018

Having been the Mom Next Door for so many years and putting up with my shenigans and doing your best to keep me on the straight and narrow I can't thank you enough for everything you did. I will truly miss you as well. Say Hello to Morris for me. To Michelle, My thoughts and prayers are with you and Nathan during this most difficult time. God Bless and Keep You both.

Michele Weise

June 12, 2018

Mom,
There isn't a minute that goes by that your not in my mind. I think of you so much and everything I should have done differently. I need more time to tell you I love you, to learn more things about our family and distant relatives, how thankful I am for everything you have done for me, etc.
There is one thing you forgot to teach me......How to live without you? I don't even know where to begin??? I'm lost, walking aimlessly, searching for an answer. I don't think I'll ever find one.

Someone said I can't put a question mark where God put a period. So I guess I won't. Just please know I thought we had so much more time and didn't get to tell you everything and how thankful I am for everything you did for me. I am so thankful God chose you as my mother as there could have never been another one more perfect for me than you.

Please visit me somehow. I need to know you are at peace and you weren't afraid.

I hope angels can hear us in Heaven because I am still going to be talking to you. I wish there was a phone in Heaven and you could talk to me.

I love you with every piece of my heart mom. I have so many great memories you gave me and I'll never let them go. They will be a part of me until the day I can get there to see you.

Rest in Peace beautiful Angel Mommy. I Miss You and Love You Unconditionally!
Your loving daughter,
Michele

Debbie Darino

June 11, 2018

I am so blessed to have had you in my life though only for a year but feels like a lifetime. We've had many talks about heaven and I know you couldn't be in a better place. We all will really miss you terribly and your uncanny sense of humor. Thank you for being there for me as a friend and supporter in the Justice for Ponce movement. Until we meet again...and we will one day, but until then enjoy all the things God has in store for you...his good and faithful servant. My loving thoughts and prayers to the family.

Kristen Hickey

June 11, 2018

Recalling our days of working together at the Hilton. RIP. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY