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Shirley Virginia Johnson, age 86, of Greenville, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Michigan at her son's home at Bass Lake, Gowen.  The daughter of Gilbert Eugene & Alberta Virginia (Moyer) Sherrick, she was born on January 9, 1933 in Greenville. 

Shirley retired from the former Electrolux Home Products after 31 years of service and enjoyed cooking for family and friends and trips to the casino. 

She was preceded in death by her parents;  her husband, Gerald Johnson;  a sister, Joetta M. Kern Thome;  three brothers, John Gilbert Sherrick, Eugene B. "Gene" Sherrick and Donovan W. "Don" Sherrick;  a granddaughter, Marian "Beth" Rood;  and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Ciganik.

Surviving are her children, Victoria & James Schultz of Gowen, Rebecca & Joel Wright of Stanton, Mary Beth Hampton & Leroy Wireman of Greenville, Julie & Gerald Rood of Ocala, Florida, and Kevin Ciganik of Gowen;  nine grandchildren;  fifteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Glennis Jensen of Harrison, Sandra Quist of Greenville, and Jennifer & Arnold "Buster" Vasher of Harrison;  her "soul sister", Phyllis Maine;  her extended family at The Cedar Cafe in Cedar Springs;  and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family wishes to extend their special thanks and appreciation to the entire team of caregivers at Hospice of Michigan.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Shirley's life from 2-6 p.m.  on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Greenville Moose Lodge,  5649 S. Greenville Road, Greenville.  Burial will take place privately at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Greenville.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Shirley's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com  Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen's Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.

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  1. Carmen Johnson on November 12, 2019 at 12:00 am


  2. Carmen Johnson on November 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My prayers are with you and your family…. your mother was a sweet soul, and passed it on to everyone she met



  3. Faith Ridgeway on November 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Shirley you were a beautiful woman everyone loved you I’ve known you for years and loved every minute of it I know all of your family and I feel so sorry and send every-áprayer. Our love Faith Ridgeway and Brent Decker



  4. Gerald Tovatt on November 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    All the Sherricks and Johnsons; One sassy lady! She made my life so very enjoyable……Love to you all. You were great family to her. I will miss her so very much.



  5. Carl plaster on November 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My prayers with her family and friends, I loved seeing Shirley when she come over to Don SherrickGÇÖs house and she was a pleasure to talk to her, she was a great lady friendly and she tell you how it was lol she did me a couple of times and she was right lol. I enjoyed talking to her, Shirley you will be missed.



  6. James M. Coleman on November 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Shirley, may you Rest in Peace in Heaven. My Prayers and Condolences go out to The Shirley Johnson Family; I met Shirley a few times and she was always nice with a smile, as she shook my hand. I also went to visit her in the Hospital in Grand Rapids, But The Family was gone and she was asleep, so I left a message on the marker board. My Heart goes out to Vicky, Becky, Julie, Kevin, Little Kevin and Especially Mary, who I’ve been Friends with for over 34 years; Love JIMI.



  7. Christie Myers on November 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Our prayers go out for ShirleyGÇÖs family and friends. May God grant them His peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding. We thank God for bringing Shirley home to Himself. In Friendship and Love, Kenny and Christie Myers



  8. Trudy Weide on November 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Miss Shirley,
    IGÇÖm so blessed to have gotten to know you. To be part of the family you held so dear, was an honor. My condolences to the family and prayers in this time.
    With love,
    Trudy Weide



  9. Kelly jo on November 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I enjoyed talking an laughing with you. Rest easy mom. We’ll make you proud. I llove you, miss you, see you there someday…



  10. Deb and Jerry on November 17, 2019 at 12:00 am


  11. Shelly Clements on November 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    So very sorry! Prayers to the family.One thing I do remember is how good she could cook. An vey nice to everyone



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