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Dorothy Jean Johnson

July 21, 1941 August 31, 2018
Dorothy Jean Johnson
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Dorothy Jean Johnson was born on July 21, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Hattie Cruse , mother, and Charles Daniels, step dad. Dorothy received her education in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. She was united in marriage to the late Robert Johnson for twenty plus years. Dorothy accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior, she was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist.

Throughout the years of her life, Dorothy worked as a Beautician in Pittsburgh. But what brought Dorothy profound joy was being a Foster Mother to over 27 children whom she adored and was gratified when many returned to say “thank you” when they got older. In addition, Dorothy enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Dorothy also found joy in going to Bingo and watching sports on television. Dorothy was a caring and compassionate person who was respected by many. Dorothy loved her family with all heart.

On Saturday, August 31, 2018 Dorothy peacefully transitioned from life on earth to eternal rest. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Harry Cruse and son, Dennis D. Reed.

Left to cherish precious memories of Dorothy, her children, Devin L. Reed, Donika L. Reed and Danielle T. Harris (Norman C.); grand-children, Deheja L. Harris, Delrico L. Harris , Devonte D. Harris , Devin L Reed Jr., Tristen Williams, and Brandon J. Reed ; great-grandchildren, Drevon Payne, Deauviana Payne, Damaya Rowe, and Isabella V. Harris. Dorothy is also survived by one brother, Emanuel Daniels along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The blessing of Dorothy’s presence will be truly missed by so many. She left a lasting impression on all who were privileged to know her.

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Homewood Cemetery Final Resting Place

Dallas & Aylesboro Avenues
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Dallas & Aylesboro Avenues Pittsburgh 15217 PA
United States

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