Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

Ollie Areather Johnson, age 90, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital. The daughter of Reed Sr. & Ollie (Stevenson) Henley, she was born on November 27, 1927 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Ollie graduated from Davenport College with an Associates in Science Degree. She worked for Amway Corp. for 28 years and retired at the age of 65. She spent the remainder of life enjoying her son, his wife, grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. She loved animals and donated to the Humane Society for many years. Ollie enjoyed listening to Jazz music and watching movies in her free time. 

She is preceded in passing by her parents; siblings, Rose A. Fisher, Da merith Faris, Flossie “Boots” Curtis, Augustus “Buddy” Lee Henley, and Reed Henley Jr. Ollie is survived by her son, Craig (Petronella) Johnson; grandchildren, Craig Johnson II, Mya Johnson, and Farai Johnson; as well as one great-grandchild, Aaliyah. 

A memorial service will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Ave. S.E., Wyoming, with Rev. Nathaniel Moody officiating the service. 

Honoring her wishes cremation will take place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Ollie’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

1 Condolence

  1. Marvin and Lynette Stowers on May 16, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    My dearest Craig and family, I am sending you all my love and prayers during your time of grieving. I am so sorry to hear of your loss if I had heard about it earlier I would have been there but I am there in spirit please know you are always in my heart and prayers I love you and know that your mom will have a resurrection where she will be waiting to see you all. Please contact me on Facebook for my phone number I miss you and I love you. Lynette.

Leave a Condolence