Mrs. Sheila Ann Johnson, a loving and devoted wife and mother of three children passed away at the tender age of 65. Sheila, also affectionately known as "She Love" was born July 10, 1957 to Mr. Preston Jones and Ms. Catherine Louvenia Lee in the city of Holly Grove, Arkansas.
She met the love of her life, Willie Gene, through her best friend Doralee while working on campus at a nearby college. "Sheila was a petite and fine little thang with a soft voice, which I couldn't let pass me by" a quote by Willie, every time he talked about how they met. After a brief courtship, they married on June 8, 1977.
Early in their 45-year marriage, they traveled within the United States and Germany while Willie was in the Army; soon after Sheila welcomed three children Marlisa, Monica, and Daryl. She demonstrated similar traits she learned from her mother as she raised her own kids, making sure they put God first in everything they do.
Sheila loved her kids but she loved her four granddaughters even more. Spoiling her grandbabies put a huge smile on her face; even after their parents (her own kids) said no. Her love was felt by them so much, they even called her "mom" sometimes. It was truly beautiful watching her interact with her grandchildren.
Sheila was preceded in death by her parents Preston and Catherine; as well as one of seven brothers Ulysses Williams of Chicago, IL. She is survived by her husband Willie; her three children Marlisa Johnson, Monica (Kedrian) Estwick, and Daryl (DaMia) Johnson; four granddaughters Kelsie Estwick, Dariah Johnson, Davaiya Johnson, and Mariah Estwick; six brothers Tyrone (Samaria) Williams, Wayne Rivers both of St. Louis, MO, Larry (Christine) Bones of Little Rock, AR, Terry (Cozetta) Lee of Marietta, GA, Norman (Ellen) Lee of Moreno Valley, CA, Stanley (Sabrina) Lee of Little Rock, AR; and two sisters Janice (Earnest) Hudson of St. Louis, MO and Betty Lee of Little Rock, AR.
Sheila will be deeply missed for her unconditional love she shared with everyone she met, whether it was calling her kids to make sure they made it home safely or checking in with her grandkids to make sure they stay on track in school or even calling her siblings and friends on all of their birthdays. Her love was truly felt and will never be forgotten...because she loves!