Frances D. Johnson

Frances D. Johnson, widow of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pianist Johnnie Johnson, passed away on Feb. 16 after battling cancer. She was 75.

Her reputation for integrity and honesty were shown in the strong support for her husband's lifetime honors: Congressional Gold Medal of Honor (posthumously) for her late husband Johnnie Johnson in 2016, who was a Montfort Point Marine, the highest civilian honor. She also stood by his side during the path of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2001).

Johnson was the loving mother of Dale Miller; Zheda Smith, Jerrilyn Miller, and Chastity Hudson, dear sister of Edna Harris and Freddie Miller (late); cherished grandmother and aunt; beloved daughter of late Edna Mae (nee Brown) and Oliver Miller; great aunt, cousin, and friend to many.

Her final services will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018 beginning with visitation from 9 -11 am, and 11 am funeral at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 2137 East John Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63107. Interment follows at 1:45 pm, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, and 3-7 pm Repast at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, 700 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be sent to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Please include your full name, address, specify gift is in memory of Frances Johnson, ask them to notify the family of Frances Johnson.

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