Rita P. Johnson (nee Shanahan), beloved wife, loving mother, proud grandmother, and caring sister, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at the age of 60. She was a cherished member of the community, leaving behind a legacy of love and compassion.
Born on June 27, 1963, Rita embraced life with grace and elegance. Her warm smile and kind heart touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Throughout her journey, Rita found joy in countless experiences and endeavored to make a positive impact on the world around her.
Rita's family meant everything to her, and she dedicated herself to their happiness and well-being. As a faithful wife to the late Ronald Johnson, she shared countless moments of laughter, love, and support with her dear husband. Their bond was unbreakable and served as an inspiration to those around them.
As a mother, Rita's nurturing spirit shone brightly. She devoted herself wholeheartedly to raising her children, Randy (Domenique) and Shawn Johnson. With steadfast love and guidance, she instilled in them the values of compassion, integrity, and resilience. Rita's unwavering support fostered their growth into remarkable individuals who make her proud each day.
Being a grandmother brought immense joy into Rita's life. Ella and Isabel Johnson were the apple of her eye. She cherished every moment spent with them, creating beautiful memories that will be treasured for generations to come. Rita's love for her grandchildren knew no bounds.
Family held a special place in Rita's heart; she was a pillar of strength for her siblings — Mary (Steve) Shanahan, Connie (Janet) Shanahan, Pat (Char) Shanahan, John Shanahan, and Dar (Dwayne) Jackson. Together they forged unbreakable bonds filled with love and support.
Rita's contributions extended beyond her family as well. She was a proud member of Auxiliary Legion Post 330. Through her involvement, Rita displayed her unwavering patriotism and commitment to serving her community and country.
Rita's presence will be greatly missed, but her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those she leaves behind. Her legacy of love, kindness, and compassion will continue to inspire and guide us through the years.
In this time of profound loss, let us celebrate the vibrant life of Rita P. Johnson (nee Shanahan). The joy she brought to our lives will forever be cherished, and her spirit will remain eternally in our hearts. Though we mourn her passing, let us also remember the immense love and warmth she shared with us all.