BLOSSOM L. JOHNSON

 

Blossom Louise Johnson, age 91, of Faribault, MN and formerly of Bartonville, IL and Murrayville, IL passed away Friday July 9, 2010 at 3:15 AM at District One Hospital in Faribault, MN after a brief illness.
She was born January 7, 1919 in Tallula, IL the daughter of Wiley Parker and
Lucille Margaret (Bruce) Renshaw. She married Miles Robert Johnson on July 31, 1939 in St. Louis, MO and he preceded her in death on August 18, 1991.

She is survived by one son, Mark A. (Linda) Johnson of Morristown, MN; one
daughter, Mary (Terry) Thompson of Bartonville, IL and 7 grandchildren, Laura, Ruby and David Thompson of Peoria, IL and Amy, Chad, Daisy and Kenneth Johnson of Morristown, MN. She was preceded in death by one son, James Robert Johnson and one sister, Bonnie Renshaw of Petersburg, IL.

Blossom loved God and studied the Bible daily. She was a friend to many, and provided much encouragement to others with her love of writing letters to those near and far, she was published poet, a member of the Famous Poets Society and has a large collection of poems she wrote during her lifetime. She loved all animals and was a lifetime member of the Humane Society. She enjoyed gardening and always grew a great variety of flowers. Upon her retirement, she remained very active and loved to take early morning walks; volunteered to help others in need, and loved to chat with everyone and tell jokes and quotes with a lively chuckle. She was a member of the Worldwide Church of God/GCI in Bloomington, MN, and former member of Peoria, Macomb, and Belleville, IL. Worldwide Church of God/GCI. She will be deeply missed.

A graveside service will be held at Richland Baptist Cemetery near Pleasant Plains, IL on Saturday, July 17th at 1 PM with Pastor Cliff Parks of HVCF officiating. Memorials are suggested to Worldwide Church of God/GCI, Glendora, CA or the Humane Society (HSUS) .

 

 


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Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name: Mary Bussert
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Date: Wednesday July 14, 2010

Memories

I was a resident as the same nursing home as Blossom for a short time in 2007. Her joy and humor were a delight to anyone around her and I looked forward to having physical therapy at the same time as her for that reason. She sure was special! Mary

Name: Santiago Lange
Email: wkg53bonn@aol.com
Date: Monday July 12, 2010

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Blossom Johnson will always hold a special place in my heart. As one of her many "sons" she always found a word of wisdom or encouragement for me. In this confusing world it is sometimes difficult to find good role models. Blossom was a true hero of the Christian faith. She deeply loved God's creation and lived an exemplary life honoring Christ and those around her. When as a poor college student I started attending worship services with the WCG 30 years ago it was Blossom who would pick me up every week along with two other college students to take us to worship services. She provided us with a bagged breakfast and cheered us up as we drove along. Blossom was very involved in church. She took care of the local bulletin and served in a multitude of ways. Blossom had that "glow". Always joyful, humble, and wise. I know that Blossom prayed for me many times and I know that God listened to her. We will all miss "mom" until we will all meet her again in the fullness of the Kingdom. Santiago Lange GCI/WCG Mission Director Europe

Name: Robert and Janet Morris
Email: rdmjan@frontiernet.net
Date: Sunday July 11, 2010

Memories

Blossom was a great friend to us and we enjoyed many special times together as we traveled to Church. Blossome was a great person and we miss her but she is with the Lord now a lot better for her no more pain and suffering. She loved nature and people and We never heard a unkind word from her. She was happy with small things. You all should be proud of mom as she did set an wonderful example for all who knew Blossom. Blessings to all Bob and Janet

Name: unlisted
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Date: Sunday July 11, 2010

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I rememberd Blossom. She was always smiling! the residents at Robinwood Manor will miss her! Another friend will probably will be missing blossom too. She moved away and now lives in Lakeville, Mn. She would be always sweeping the sidewalk at Robinwood Manor with a broom every morning. She was always happy! She has no more pain! my sympathy. God be with you at this time of your loss!

Name: sarah smith
Email: sjsmith32zoogirl@gmail.com
Date: Saturday July 10, 2010

Memories

i live at robinwood manor in faribault, mn where blossom lived prior to nursing home. i just heard she passed away less than 12 hrs ago. she LOVED riding the city bus, was always happy and smiling - she will be deeply missed by so many - she was a celebrity on the bus, bus drivers loved her and even took her out on a bus ride a couple of months ago - lucky for me i got to be part of that surprise bus ride for blossom =) i am hoping for a memorial service for her friends here in faribault, mn - i will miss her very much - she was my grandma here at robinwood manor in faribault, mn (she was a grandma to many here). my heart goes out to the families of blossom johnson. blossom, i have no doubt that you are very happy where you are at and i am happy for that and sad that you are no longer on this earth. i love you.