Kimberly L. Johnson
Kimberly L. Johnson 46, of Philadelphia PA. passed on to Eternal Life, on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 2:36 p.m. after a year-long battle of metastasized Liver and Colon Cancer. Kimberly L. Johnson was born September 9th, 1972, to the late Betty J. Johnson and Samuel Sykes, who loved her dearly.
Kimberly was educated in the Philadelphia Public School Systems. She graduated from Overbrook High School in 1990. She later went on the further her education in the Nursing Field where she became a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Kimberly was a hard-working woman. Always with two jobs, to attain the lavish things she loved. Through her adulthood she had various employment, from Sunray Drugs, Willow, WilCrest at Einstein Hospital, Maplewood Nursing & Rehabilitation and her final job, St. John Neumann Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare until April 29th, 2018.
Kim or Kimmy as she was affectionately called by her close friends was well-loved and respected. She took no mess and she said exactly what she felt. If she loved you you knew it, if she didn’t you knew it.
Kimberly loved life and all that it had to offer. She prided her accomplishments and always strived for and wanted the best. Kimberly was preceded in death by her mother, Betty J. Johnson, her eldest brother, Willie Garrette and her grandmother, Martha Garrette.
Kimberly leaves to cherish her memory her loving companion, Jorge Contreras her brother that she loved dearly, Jarrett J. Johnson, sisters Camilla Hill-Grasty, Tiffany Revelle-Harris, Tia Sykes, Uncle’s Terry Lee Garrette, James Garrette, aunts, Mary Lou Garrette, Littler Pearl Walker, close friends Josephine Soskowski, Marie Grant and Barbara Onynye.
Kimberly also leaves to cherish her memory, a host of Family, Friends, God Children, Neighbors, Doctors, Nurses as well as her patients that loved her.
Lovingly Submitted, The Family
Poem: Shed No Tears
Shed no tears she would say for I’m not dead I’m just away
I called on God, so he answered and came
TO take me away to a place where I’s feel no pain
My heart is at ease and I am at rest
God took me home because he knew best
He heard my cries and saw what you couldn’t see, he knew Heaven was where I needed to be
DON’T worry about me, I am just fine because his will is ALL mine
I fought my battle and I finally Won!
I’ve made it Home.