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Tricia Marie (Zomerlei) Johnson, age 51, of Coopersville, Michigan passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, December 18, 2020.  She was born March 9, 1969, in Grand Rapids, to Paul and Carol (Bierens) Zomerlei.  On April 27, 1990, Tricia married the love of her life, Shane Johnson on the beach in Daytona, Florida.  They celebrated 30 years of marriage together and had two sons, Tyler Gene Johnson and Jesse Richard Johnson. Tricia was so proud and had indescribable love for each of them.

Tricia loved spending time with her family. She loved the beach, Florida and long walks with her dog(s) Goliath and De-De. Her first career passion was cosmetology. She followed her passion with obtaining her license through Chic University. Her life long career of managing Branns Steakhouse and Grille was her professional passion the last 31 years. During her time at Branns she was looked at as more than a boss. She was always a mentor, leader, listener and most important a friend to all. She loved her job and everyone she worked with.

Survivors include her husband, Shane; two sons, Tyler Gene (Brianne) Johnson, Jesse Richard (Mikayla) Johnson; parents, Paul and Carol Zomerlei; siblings, Brent (Lisa), Chad, and Jason (Jane) Zomerlei.

Per her wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Tracey Lynn Barnick on January 8, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I can’t believe Tricia is gone. She was so full of love, life and positivity her passing will leave a big whole in many lives. Praying for all those she left behind. I worked with her for 10 years at Branns’ and was always impressed by her in many ways.

  2. Audrey McCaskey on January 8, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    My dearest Tricia may you Rest In Peace with no more pain knowing you fought so hard for your family. You were such a fighter and I could not of been prouder of you. I know you are now at peace with the angels above looking down on all of us now.
    Shane, Tyler, and Jessy go forward in life fighting as hard as Tricia did as she will always be with you. You all were the loves of her life❤️💙❤️
    Tricia I will miss you my friend, but know you are in a good place now with no more suffering.
    Rest in peace my fighter!!!!
    Forever in my heart💖
    Love you—Audrey

  3. pj hammond on January 8, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    My condolences to Shane and his family. Tricia was a caring lady, I remember she would visit me at the nursing home and bring me chili. Tricia was a great boss, and will miss see seeing her smiling face. We had a lot of good chats. She will always be just a thought away. Pj hammond

  4. Johnny Brann on January 9, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Tricia Johnson One of the finest people I have ever known. You will be missed!! Rest In Peace Tricia and peace for Shane and family You were one of the best Brann’s ever had Johnny and Sandy Brann

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