Let the memory of Winnie be with us forever
  • 56 years old
  • Born on September 25, 1961 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States.
  • Passed away on August 8, 2018 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Winifred Johnson . We will remember her forever.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course.  I have kept the faith."               II Timothy 4:7

After a three year struggle with metastatic breast cancer,  Winifred "Winnie" Johnson Mitchell, 56, left this life on  August 8, 2018 at Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ with family by her side.  Born in Jersey City, New Jersey on September 25, 1961, she was the third of five children parented by Morris F. Johnson Jr and Willie Mae (Hodge) Johnson.

A lifelong resident of New Jersey, she attended elementary school in Jersey City and graduated from Plainfield High School.  In 1985, Winnie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers University.  She later received a diploma from New York University in Paralegal Studies.

In 1988 she met the love of her life Gordon Mitchell and in 1992 they married.  Gordon has loved and cherished her for almost thirty years.

A woman of deep and abiding faith, Winnie was a member of Christ Lutheran Church  in Jersey City before relocating to central New Jersey where she became an active member of Hosanna South Brunswick Church.  She enjoyed participating in Bible Study and consistently read scripture.

In her leisure, Winnie enjoyed reading, the theater, concerts, exercising at the gym and travelling with family and friends.

A beautiful human soul, Winnie always encouraged others to pursue their dreams.  She encouraged others not only through words but through action.  Friends, family and co-workers all have memories of Winnie's many acts of kindness.  Possessing a heart  of  and  a generous, thoughtful, loving spirit,  Winnie was an inspiration to many.  She is sorely missed but we recognize that God has called her home.

Winnie is survived by husband: Gordon Mitchell of Kendall Park, NJ;  sisters:  Karen Johnson of Helotes, TX;  Elisa Johnson of Jersey City, NJ;  and Olivia Johnson of Plainfield, NJ;  nephews:  Grant Harrison of Phoenix, AZ and Darren James II of Wyncote, PA ;  great aunt Edythe Jackson of Hamilton, NJ; sister -in-law:  Debbie (Peter) Grove of Cheshire, UK; brother-in-law: Colin Mitchell of Garfield, NJ and a host of extended family and friends.

The Homegoing Service for Winnie was held at Hosanna South Brunswick Church on August 18, 2018.

Posted by Lacey B on 3rd October 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss. Our Creator purposed for us to live forever, so having to cope with the death of a loved one feels very unnatural. Soon, we will be able to experience the truthfulness of Gods promise "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing" (1 Corinthians 15:26). What better hope than to know that God will very soon bring an end to death and all the pain we face (Revelation 21:4). My sincere condolences to all who knew and loved Winnie.
Posted by Elisa Johnson on 25th September 2018
Happy First Birthday in Heaven love and miss you Elisa
Posted by Jean Crawfford on 25th September 2018
Tears are God's gift to us, our Holy water, that heals us as the Tears flow. If Tears could build a Stairway , your Loving sister, Elisa would walk right up to Heaven and bring you back. RIP, Winnie. "For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that who so ever believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life. " John 3:16
Posted by Beverly Jackson on 18th August 2018
I was Blessed to have Winnie as my VERY first best friend when I was younger, in High School we joined the rifle squad and other clubs Together. We used to practice in my backyard throwing those rifles at each other. That’s who she was, kind - gentle- and tough. I was Blessed by her friendship during the worst times of my youth. Life got busy and I regret not re-connecting with her. I am thankful I got to see her wedding pics and to see that as she grew, so did her beauty. To her family and friends I am so very sorry for your loss. So very VERY SORRY.......
Posted by Jean Crawfford on 17th August 2018
corrected name Jean Crawford jcrawford@njcu.edu
Posted by Jean Crawfford on 17th August 2018
To Elisa and to the Family Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your Family, not only during this difficult time, but always. " Don't think of her (Winnie) as gone away, just think of her, as Resting in a better place. Always think of her (keeping the memories alive) Think of her, as living in the Hearts of those she touched... For nothing loved, is ever lost, and she was loved so much." E. Brenneman As always, "For everything there is a Season, and a time for every matter under Heaven: A time to be born, and a time to Die, etc. " Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 A Prayer for the Grieving: God is Good all the time, You are God, you know what we don't know, your ways are not our ways, but your thoughts and plans are higher. God I am asking for you to hold those who are grieving, especially Lisa (Elisa one of my closest friends close to your heart today, please love all of them in a way they have never known, let them feel your amazing love, may your love be more than enough during this time. And Lord please wipe their tears, let them know they are never truly alone, and when everything in this world is lost, Your love remains, today forever, and always. "May this Family be Blessed and Continue to be a Blessings to others"
Posted by Solange Sa on 16th August 2018
I was not fortunate to meet you in person, however I did meet your absolutley funny sister Elisa. What a joy to be around! She has kept me abreast of your condition since her and I first met. You have been in my prayers and thoughts since then. Your loved ones family and friends send deep felt sympathies and prayers as you transition painfree, loved and gracefully cared for walking in favor. Winnie you are adored sweet sis. Sincerely your other sister ''across the big pond'' in Paris, France.
Posted by Winnie Rogers-Jones on 15th August 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing of a fellow sister named "Winifred" or "Winnie". I was adding a tribute to my late husbands memorial, and a feeling told me to glance through other tributes... low and behold I see my sister from another mother. I am #3 of 12 children and I have a soft spot in my heart for any woman named "Winifred" or "Winnie". May you Rest In Paradise! Lovingly, "Winnie"

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