Barbara Janice Johnson

Wednesday 22nd of September 1937 - Friday 29th of July 2022

Barbara Janice Johnson

Barbara Janice Johnson, 84 and loving wife of William Lewis “Bill” Johnson, Jr. passed away on July 29, 2022. She was born to the late Cecil Braden and Lotus Douglass Braden on September 22, 1937, in Louisville. She was a member of Christ Church United Methodist in Louisville for over forty years.

Barbara survived polio during her teen years and went on to graduate from Manual High School (’55) and to earn a B.S.N. from Murray State. (’59). She was an able, caring nurse for several years and became a homemaker full-time after she and Bill married, in 1964.

She was an avid reader and phenomenal seamstress who placed her family above all else.

In addition to her husband of 57 years, Barbara is survived by their three sons, Keith (Peggy), Kevin (Jennifer), and Kelly (Eunice) Johnson; two siblings, Susan Brindle and Doug (Shirley) Braden; and five grandchildren, Braden (Brenna Kaelin), Allyson, JonMarie, Meredith, and Will Johnson.

A private ceremony will be held at Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the March of Dimes. (www.marchofdimes.org/).

Guest Book

Joe and Mari Pappalardo

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Our deepest sympathies to the entire family.

4 days ago

Ted and Paula Burke

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

1 week ago

Jamie Abernathy

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Kevin, I am sorry for the loss of your mother. May God be beside you and your family during this time of loss. Jamie Abernathy

1 week ago

Velma McBride

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Sincerest thoughts and prayers for each of you in the loss of one so special. May God surround you with His Comfort and love.

1 week ago

Nancy Martin

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Dear BJ: I was sad to read of Barbara’s passing. I send to you and your boys my deepest sympathy. Barbara was a kind and loving lady! I know from losing Gordon a couple of years ago, the days ahead will be lonely and difficult. I will be praying for you.

1 week ago