Malissa Poole Johnson

April 1, 1921July 8, 2014

Johnson, Malissa Poole, 93, of Louisville, KY, died in Grand Rapids, MI on July 8, 2014.

Mrs. Johnson worked for the historic Seagram's Distillery for over 40 years, and had an enduring love of children, animals and the outdoors.

She is survived by two grandsons, Jefferson (Jennifer) Mitchell of Ada, MI and Johnathan (Katherine) Mitchell of Grand Rapids, MI, and five great-grandchildren. She also leaves multiple stepchildren, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robey A. Johnson, daughter, Loretta Burd of Gowen, MI, three brothers and three sisters.

A funeral service to honor the life of Malissa will be held at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home in LaGrange, KY on Tuesday, July 15th at 1pm with visitation starting at 11am before the service. Burial will follow at Sligo Cemetery in Sulphur, KY.

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Anita Morrison

October 8, 2014

You were wonderful and are still missed by all who loved you.

July 14, 2014

Malissa was a very loving person. She was a peacemaker who knew no

Joe Johnson Cincinnati Ohio Stepson

July 13, 2014

We're so thankful for the opportunity of having known Malissa, and for the times we spent with her. She was a lovely lady. She will certainly be missed by many people. Paul and Mary Mitchell

Darlene Yasick

July 13, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss Loretta and I were friends and I was so lucky to meet Malissa She was an awesome lady with a beautiful smile and great sense of humor. So glad they are so together again