Mrs. Jessie Mae Johnson was born April 30, 1932, in Dallas, Texas. She gained her wings peacefully in her home surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by both parents Pete Sorrells and Jannie Bell Rollins, her brother W.L. Sorrells, Sons-in-law Robert Scott and Clifford Peltier and her very dear friend Helen Nevels.
Jessie was born in Dallas, Texas to Pete Sorrells and Jannie Bell. She received her education from R. T. Coles in Kansas City Missouri. She married James Johnson in 1947.
To this union eight children were born.
She started her life long career at Tension Envelope in 1967. She has always been known for being outspoken. During her employment, workers had to eat their lunch in the bathroom. She went to management and asked if he ate his lunch in the toilet. His response was no and she said neither do I. The following day the workers were eating in the cafeteria. That victory and many more led to her journey to becoming the Vice President of Machinist Local 639 AFL-CIO.
Jessie was a lifelong faithful member of Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ. She served faithfully in the Adult Choir and the Missionary Board. Jessie’s passion was the Founder’s Day Tea where she made it a success for the Church. Prophets and Prophetesses from all over the country would come to support her. If there was a need for the church, she was right there.
She was always there to support her family and friends, she loved them all dearly. Family and friends adored her as if she was their own momma, grandma, auntie, sister and cousin.
Cherishing her memories are: Sarah Scott (Robert), Janet Wallace, Gregory Johnson (Karen), Paula Hart, Michael Johnson, Karen Johnson (Clifford), Pamela Johnson, Kevin Johnson, 1 fur baby Roscoe, 20 grandchildren, over 42 great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A host of family and friends.
Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021, 4;00pm at Metropolitan Spiritual Church. Interment will be held Monday, Aug. 30th, 12:30pm Leavenworth Nat'l Cemetery, LVNKS. Visitation will be held from 3pm-4pm at the church. Service conducted Watkins Heritage Chapel. Condolences may shared on our website.
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