The heavenly angels were dispatched to come receive one of their own, Mrs. Myrtle J. Johnson transitioned to her eternal home in the evening of July 23, 2017
Her celebration of life: Saturday July 29, 2017 2:30pm St. Luke Baptist Church 2607 N. Rockford Ave Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106. The Senior Pastor Rev. Steven Blade, Eulogist Her final resting place: Rolling Oaks Cemetery in Jenks, Oklahoma.
The Life & Legacy of
Mrs. Myrtle Johnson
Myrtle Juanita Eason was born on April 21, 1930, in Sands Springs, Oklahoma to the late Leroy and Blanche Eason.
Myrtle attended Tulsa Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School with the class of 1948.
On December 25, 1949, Myrtle married her high school sweetheart Leon Marvin Johnson. From this union five children were born: Carolyn, Patrice, Gary, and twins Sharon and Karen.
She united with Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and later with St. Luke Baptist Church where she remained an active member.
Myrtle retired as a cashier from Homeland Grocery Store. She was an outstanding seamstress. In 1984 Myrtle began her college studies in photography and doll making. She created the “Birthmark” Brown Sugar Dolls which were unique in that each and every doll has its own hand painted birthmark located on some part of the body. She will be remembered as a woman of integrity and extra ordinary loving-kindness.
Myrtle Johnson died on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at 6:55 pm. Preceding her in death were: her mother, father, husband, daughter Sharon Kay Hanson, three sisters: Lena Mae Spencer, Othella Bates, Dorothy Elliot, and two brothers: Timothy James Eason Sr. and Leroy Eason, Jr.
She leaves to mourn her passing: four children: Carolyn Johnson of Tulsa, OK; Patrice Miller of Orlando, FL; Gary Johnson of Arlington, TX; Karen Johnson of Frisco, TX; 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
Myrtle Johnson, “The Selfless
Definition of Selflessness: concern more with the needs and wishes of others
than with one’s own The ongoing sentiment about Myrtle’s life from family and friends is her selflessness. She was a stay-at-home mom until her children were old enough to go to school. Myrtle was a devoted wife and mother. She was beautiful inside and out. She never met a stranger, evening opening her home to those in need. To know Myrtle was to love her. Anyone who met Myrtle Johnson could never forget her. She had the most kind and gentle spirit, and greeted everyone with a beautiful smile. Myrtle loved studying the bible. She taught Sunday School at St. Luke Baptist church and participated in bible studies at nursing homes. She lived an honorable Christian life. She was a creative soul with interests in sewing, writing, storytelling, gardening, photography, ceramics, and playing the piano and guitar. In 1984 Myrtle created the “Birthmark” Brown Sugar Dolls which were unique in that each and every doll has its own hand painted birthmark located on some part of the body. Myrtle will be truly missed.
Dyer Memorial Chapel at Butler-Stumpff
2103 East 3rd St. Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104
“When caring truly matters, DYER cares.” 918-425-5549
Celebration of Life
- Date & Time: July 22, 2017 (2:30 PM - 4:15 PM)
- Venue: St. Luke Baptist Church
- Location: 2607 N. Rockford Tulsa, OK 74106