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Birdie Ellen Johnson

Birdie Ellen Johnson

March 7, 1955 - March 7, 2020

Birdie Ellen Provence, born March 7, 1955 in Yakima, Wa, passed away March 7, 2020 in Auburn, Wa from complications of lung disease, surrounded by family. Birdie was a lifelong Washingtonian, the 8th child of 9 born to Lucy Lee Provence. She was a loving mother & grandmother, dedicated sister and devoted daughter. Birdie opened her home and heart to all. Her passion was cooking for her family, and as a Lunch Lady. Birdie maintained many family traditions, including an annual family reunion and sisters trip passed down from her mother, Lucy. She leaves behind a loving husband of 37yrs Michael Johnson. And Kids: Sherril Johnson, Michael Oyer (and wife Ginger their children Kenny and Dylan Eugley) Shannon (And husband Tom Crawford, son Xander Crawford) Adam (and wife Julianna Johnson and daughter Lucy), daughter in law (Alana and kids Jonah, Kayla and Kevin), and countless wayward children she collected over the years. Her Siblings: Ruby (and Husband Les Rogers), Sister in Law Kay Provence, Lita Steward (and Husband Jeff), Ann (and Husband Al Dodd), and brother Ed Provence. She is preceded in death by both parents, Son Doug Johnson, Sister Vi Prather, Brother William Provence, Sister Freddie Lou Provence, Brother Joe Provence.

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    She was always with her long hair, big beautiful eyes, happy smile that touched the heart.
    Came to my home next door.
    I would show her cowards on vfc the piano.
    She played with my children made them laugh. They loved her and would cry at times cause she had to go home.
    Sang for the lord. I loved when she was at my house.
    She would see with me, she loved to come help me when I made jam or did canning.
    I loved her laughter and remember it to this day.
    I can just see everyone in heaven and CD the excitement of getting to reunite.
    What a wonderful home Birdie i thought I'd be there befor you honey.
    I'm looking forward to the day well see each other again. If waited for that day for years. I know were all her still holding you and our memories in our heart. Your going to be with me forever. Tell Bill. Joe, Momma Lucy and vi all i send my love. ❤❤❤❤😂 RIP HONEY. HUGS
    Alberta Akers Mar 16, 2020