Sylvia D. Johnson, 94, of 76 Pearl Ave., Jamestown, N.Y., passed away at 11:20 p.m. Thursday (September 13, 2012) in the Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.
A lifelong area resident, she was born August 23, 1918, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Elmer S. and Dorothy M. Hedlund Johnson.
Before her retirement years, she was co-owner, with her late husband, of the former Johnson Florist Inc., a family business that was started in the early 1900s.
She was a long time member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, where she sang in the church choir when it was located on Chandler Street. She was also active in the Hillcrest Ladies Aid Society, Home-builders Group and really enjoyed "The Club Girls," her special friends from Hillcrest that met for over 50 years. In recent years she was a member of the Busti Church of God.
Surviving are a son Barton R. (Phyllis) Johnson of Frostproof, Fla., a daughter Joy S. (Don) Smith of Jamestown, with whom she made her home, four grandchildren: Barton R. (Susan) Johnson II of Orlando, Fla., Steven J. (Karen) Johnson, Kimberly J. (Leon, Jr.) Reed, and the Rev. Scott R. (Danica) Smith, all of Jamestown, nine great-grandchildren: Gregory, Collin, Heather, and Holly Johnson, Tyler, Coby, Hailey and Ashlyn Smith and Leon Reed III, a brother, Fenton (Doris) Johnson of Largo, Fla., and his sister-in-law, Betty Johnson of Jamestown.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell C.C. Johnson, whom she married March 5, 1937, and who died July 1, 1981, and two brothers, Barton H. Johnson, Everett Johnson.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Roy E. Ferguson, pas-tor of the Busti Church of God, will officiate. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Busti Church of God, 996 Forest Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701; or to the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 40 Hallock St. Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Sylvia at www.lindfuneralhome.com.