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Visitation: Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 10am- 11am, W.E. Lusain Funeral Chapel, 249 6th Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211.

Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 29, 2021,11am,W.E. Lusain Funeral Chapel, 249 6th Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211.

Interment : Elmwood Cemetery, 600 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Birmingham, AL 35211.


Janice Johnson was born in Birmingham, Alabama on June 1, 1950, to the late James and Virginia Johnson. She was fondly called “JJ” by her family. Janice graduated from Hayes High School in Birmingham, Alabama in 1968. She left Birmingham and moved to Jackson, MI where she studied nursing at Jackson College. She continued her nursing education in Toledo. 
She was employed at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Toledo for over 40 years. She was baptized into the Seventh- Day Adventist Church by Pastor E. T. Mimms at an early age. While living in Toledo, she joined the Parkwood SDA Church, where Pastor Steven C. Valles remembered she had a favorite seat, and always brought her praise with her.
Janice loved to knit, and it was her favorite pastime. She created many lovely holiday and baby- shower gifts; to her it was a labor of love. Giving and keeping in touch with family was natural for her. She never missed sending a birthday, holiday, or special event greeting. Janice loved purchasing gifts for all her family, especially her nieces and nephews. On Christmas Eve, she would travel to Detroit, bringing loads of gifts and holiday cheer. Janice also loved to travel with family and friends.
JJ will always be remembered for her promptness and dedication to others. She was always engaged in the daily “sister chat” and reached out to the family, each Sabbath, with a Happy Sabbath Text. Just like her knitting formed wonderful designs, JJ formed an enduring connection of family and friends with a legacy of love and devotion.
Janice departed this life on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Toledo, Ohio. She leaves to cherish her memory six sisters: Thresya Harris, Audrey Benjamin, Deborah Long (Henry), Linda Faye Washington, Dr. Sandra Jemison (Walter), Kathy Johnson; one brother, James Kerry Johnson; one aunt, Fannie Mae Streeter; Fourteen nieces and nephews: Roderick W. Harris (Nona), Walter K. Reynolds (Lillian), Angela V. Scruggs (Marvin), Yolunder D. Amos, Maurice A. Amos, Sean Johnson, Melanie Benjamin, Jason Benjamin, Justin Benjamin, Anthony S. Johnson (Heidi), Evelyn N. Long, Stephen Jemison (LaTonya), Lance Jemison, and Amy Johnson Spann (Michael). Twenty-one great-nieces and nephews: Malik, LaToya A., LaToya P., Kyle, Deja, LaTosha, Alyana, Eyndia, James, Jasmin, Janiqua, Cierra, Journey, Simone, Andre, Latrelle, Jayden, Ace, Ever Grace, Noah, Zoie. Twenty-three great-great nieces and nephews: Amir, Ayla, Cain, Calvin Jr., Carter, Dania, David, Gabby, Graylin, Jamal Jr., Jaylen. Josiah, Layla, McKenzie, Noah, Samara, Samson, Sanaa, Seven, Skyblu, Stanley Jr., Steven, Tammy; and a host of other relatives, caring neighbors, and friends.
Posted by Kevin Paul on December 29, 2021
Rest in heavenly peace cousin Janice. I will miss you and the many warm
text messages and greeting cards and letters we've shared with each over the years of holiday greetings.

To the family:

I'm not able to be with you in person today but please know that I am 
praying for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Cousin Kevin Paul and Family
Trophy Club, Texas

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Posted by Kevin Paul on December 29, 2021
Rest in heavenly peace cousin Janice. I will miss you and the many warm
text messages and greeting cards and letters we've shared with each over the years of holiday greetings.

To the family:

I'm not able to be with you in person today but please know that I am 
praying for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Cousin Kevin Paul and Family
Trophy Club, Texas
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