January 25, 1941 ~ June 12, 2019

Born in: Cornerstone , AR
Resided in: Denver, CO

Mother Minnie Lee Johnson was born to the late Mannie Benjamin Hughes and Artelia Shelley Hughes on January 25, 1941, in Cornerstone, Arkansas. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age under the leadership of Rev. J.J. Jackson at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Cornerstone, Arkansas.

She attended the Altheimer/Martin School in Altheimer, Arkansas. She married, Eugene Johnson in 1957 and to this union two children were born. To make a better life on January 1, 1960, Minnie and Gene migrated to Denver, Colorado.

She united with Evangelist Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Superintendent J. L. Washington. Later on she untied with Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Reverend Alvin Hill and currently at the Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Reverend Terrance Hill. Mother Johnson loved working in the church with the Christian Women’s Council, Sunday School, Kitchen Ministry and a number of other ministries where needed.

Mother Johnson enjoyed cooking for her family, friends and church members. Her excitement was family gatherings, seeing her sisters and brothers, nieces, nephews and family friends. She always wanted to make sure that her grandchildren had enough. She enjoyed family time, watching the Broncos and the Nuggets with her children.

She was employed with the Sky Chef Kitchen for over 30 years, where she prepared food for Frontier Airlines and also worked as Guest Services at the Stapleton Airport.

She is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; three brothers, Charles, Andrew and Randy; and a sister, Mary.

Mother Minnie Lee Johnson departed this life to the embrace of the Lord on June 12, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. Those left to cherish her memory and mourn her loss include her loving husband of 62 years, Eugene Johnson, her daughter, Sandra Smith and her son, Kelvin Johnson all of Denver, Colorado; 2 sisters, Brenda (Sam) Barnes of Altheimer, Arkansas and Brenette (Cleotis) Wilder of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; 1 brother, Albert (Fern) Hughes of Little Rock, Arkansas.; a special aunt, Annie Mae Hill of Denver, Colorado; 6 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives to cherish her memory; special cousins, Dorphine Miles and Jo Ethel Mays; special friends, Cora, Cathryn, Virgie, Ann, Johnnie Mae, Mona, Jo Linda, Rebecca, Julia Mae and Jene.

Services

Visitation: June 20, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Visitation: June 21, 2019 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: June 21, 2019 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Interment: June 21, 2019 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Hampden Memorial Gardens
8600 East Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO 80231


Reception: June 21, 2019 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


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  1. Our hearts and prayers are with you Eugene and Sandra and family. We have so many happy memories that God allowed us to share with each other. May God comfort you with His peace we loved Minnie Johnson and will miss her tremendously. RIP.

  2. My sincere condolences to the family may God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  3. Auntie Minnie you ❤️ are the sister my mom never had you watch me grow as a person I’m at peace with myself because you knew Jesus I love you 😘 and the whole family God doesn’t make mistake I will see you in heaven 🙏 love you auntie

  4. May God give you and your family strength and comfort you during this time of sadness.

  5. I already miss you Mother Johnson, it has been an honor to have had you in my life from a little girl to womanhood. I Thank God for you. I shall keep you in my ❤ heart FOREVER. May you rest in the ARMS of JESUS! Until we meet again. Love Always Ajuanya L. Washington

  6. To my beautiful cousin more like an Aunt! You were such an encouragement to me. Every Sunday I waited for you to come and sit by me, so I could love on you and you love on me. 😭 I will miss your beautiful smile and your compliments and you prayers. You wanted to run around the church now you can run around Heaven!! Love you so much.

  7. To my beautiful cousin/Aunt! You were such an encouragement to me. Every Sunday I waited for you to come to church and sit by me, so I could love on you and you love on me. 😭 I will miss your beautiful smile and your compliments and your prayers. You wanted to run around the church, now you can run around Heaven!! Prayers are going up for Gene,Sandra and Calvin. Love you so much!!!

  8. To the Johnson Family,
    Please know that my heart is saddened at the news of Mrs. Johnson’s passing. Mrs. Johnson have been in my life since Elementary, Junior High (Back in the day) , and High School. She and Mr. Johnson allowed me to visit ( hang out) at their home because Sandra and I were and continue to be friends too date. Mrs. Johnson was a woman who I thought was so cool, soft spoken , easy to talk too and a good listener. She always Kept It Real. Most importantly she was a Woman of God and demonstrated that on a daily basis.
    Mrs. Johnson you will be tremendously missed and I will never forget you.
    Renee Farmer Conway

  9. Grandma I still can’t believe ur gone words can’t explain on how I’m feeling right now but I know now ur at peace I will always remember the good time we had u played a big part in my life from when I was little I wouldn’t be the man I am today if it wasn’t for you I’m really going to miss you and I love u so much until we meet again

  10. To Randy, I love you, and I pray the peace of God over you and the family… -“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Cor. 5:8.. There is consolation and joy to know that Jesus has prepared a place for all who love him. My prayer is for the family who are left, to prepare to meet her when this life is over. My prayer is for the family to be encouraged, and to go in the strength of the Lord…..

  11. To the family of Mother Minnie Johnson;
    Another Angel has gone on home to be with our Lord and Savior, may our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. … Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We Love you Mother Minnie Johnson you will truley be missed.
    Mother Minnie Johnson have fought a good fight, Mother Minnie Johnson have finished her course and Mother Minnie Johnson has kept the faith:

  12. Words can’t explain I how feel at this moment. You were truly a gift from god, a wife, a mother, a sister, a grandmother, a great-grandmother and a blessing to many. Your girls will miss you unconditionally. We LOVE YOU granny!

    He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”-Revelation 21:4

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