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Deaconess Marian L. Johnson

July 17, 1949 — March 10, 2024

Aurora

LIFE'S JOURNEY

Deaconess Marian Lorraine Johnson


 Marian Lorraine Kelly  was born on July 17th, 1949, in Chicago, IL, to her parents Richard and Ruby Kelly., she was the sixth child born into the family raised surrounded by her siblings.
 
 In her professional journey, Marian dedicated herself as a Federal Employee for the Bureau of Land Management and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Her commitment to service extended beyond the workplace into her community and family life.
 
 Marian's educational foundation was laid in the Chicago public school system, culminating in her graduation from Wendel B. Phillips High School. Throughout her life, she found joy in spending quality time with family and friends, taking long walks in the park, and indulging in the serenity of a library.
 
 A woman of unwavering faith and boundless love for others, Marian's proudest accomplishments included accepting the Lord at an early age. She was an esteemed member of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess and sang in the choir. Marian later found community at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church before joining Fresh Anointing Baptist Church.
 
 Not only will Marian be remembered for her dedicated career and unwavering faith but also for her endearing personality. She was described as having a heart of gold, being funny, witty — earning the nickname "
Trooper for the Lord." Her love touched everyone she met.
 
 May we all find solace in cherishing the memories shared with Marian L. Johnson - a beloved wife, mother, sister, friend; a woman whose kindness knew no bounds and whose spirit will forever resonate in our hearts.

 

Marian was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Ruby Kelly, her brother, Richard Kelly, her sister, Marshanna Peyton, her brother, Richard Cameron, her brother, Terrence Kelly and her son Ronald McIntyre.

 

Marian passed away quietly at her residence in Aurora, Colorado, surrounded by her family on March 10th. She is survived by her loving husband, Lee A. Johnson and her children, Rhonda Sanford, Marshanna McIntyre, LaToya McKinney, and Ruben McIntyre. Marian is also survived by her siblings, Eunice Shipp, Toni Nesbitt Rubin, Ruth Buchanan and Aaron Kelly. Her life was further enriched by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives, and countless friends.

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