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Annalee Sasser Johnson Dearest wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, age 85, went to meet our Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at 7:22 p.m. with family by her side. Her visitation and celebration of life was  at the Shelbyville Community Church, Shelbyville, Ind., on Saturday, Feb. 13. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and the celebration of her life will be at 4 p.m. Her graveside service was the following day, Sunday, Feb. 14, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Tuttle, Kentucky at 1 p.m. where she will be laid to rest beside her mother, father, and daughter and other beloved family members. It is rare to be guided each day by a woman who exemplifies God’s word. Annalee’s family had that privilege, as so have many others, to know this humble, graceful lady. Throughout her lifetime, anyone that met her knew they had been in the presence of a sweet soul who loved the Lord. Her hands crafted so many beautiful garments, many meals made from her garden, many thoughtful crafts for her church through bulletin boards and vacation bible school service, and most importantly so many lives. Her legacy is one to be celebrated through our broken hearts because, as she lived, we all know how to live. Her kindness and servant heart give us all a lesson on unselfish love, grace, and abundance of spirit. Those who knew her all call her blessed as Proverbs 31 proclaims, “....Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She opened her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looked well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excel them all. Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.” Annalee Sasser Johnson was born on August 8, 1930 in Kentucky. Those that proceeded her death include her daughter Stephanie Catherine “Johnson” Casale; her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Akiko Johnson; her parents, Frank and Maude Sasser; her brother and sister-in-law James Alvin and Eloise Sasser; and her twin sister Betty Mae Sasser who died at birth. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, James Floyd Johnson; brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Judy Sasser; sister, Jeanie Dixon; brother, Donald Rae Sasser; grandson and granddaughter, Gabriel James and Mae Johnson, great-grandson Noah Johnson; grandson and granddaughter, Matthew Stephan and Sarah Johnson, great-grandson Liam Johnson; grandson and granddaughter, Robert Arthur and Shay Johnson, great-granddaughter, Rhiannon Johnson; son and daughter-in-law, James Seth and Julie Johnson, granddaughter and grandson, Jamie and Chad Ayinde; daughterm Amie Lee Johnson, granddaughters and grandsons, Laurel Laine Johnson, Rachel Lee Sanders, Wendy and Kieran Hunt, and Taylor Scott Patton, great- grandchildren, Mayla Cabello, Asa Nash, Addison, Bentley, Brianna, and Conner Patton; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Lorraine Johnson, granddaughters and grandsons Alexandria Kathryn Johnson, Zachery Richard Johnson, Jacob James Johnson, Amie Marie Johnson; daughter and son-in-law, BeAnn and Todd Younker, grandsons and granddaughter, James Seth Younker, Kennedy Annakiko Younker, and Brody Younker. Service have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville, Ind. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  February 16, 2016
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