Phyllis C. Johnson (Hunt), age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA., passed away at her home in Lawrenceville surrounded by family on Thursday, January 22, 2015. She was born in Burlington, VT in 1933. She was the cherished wife of the late Robert F. Johnson. She was the daughter of the late Winton S. and Lillian G. (Parker) Hunt. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Brelinsky; brother, Richard Hunt; and sister, Valerie Matthew. She is survived by her daughter, Laurie Tamalone and her husband Michael of South Carolina; son-in-law, Bill Brelinsky; son, Bob Johnson and wife Deborah of New Jersey; daughter, Karen Fitzpatrick and husband Tom of New Jersey; son, Keith Johnson and wife Michele of Florida; sisters-in-law, Shirley Johnson, Mary Johnson and Marcia Hunt; brother-in-law, Father Ted Johnson; grandchildren, Jennifer, Michael, Bryan, Jana and late Allyson, Kaitlynn, Ashley, Christina, Thomas, Troy, and Trent; great grandchildren, Jack, Owen, Maleah and Adalyn. Many nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Phyllis was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She derived her greatest pleasure from her family and her home. Phyllis loved movies, music and entertaining family. Known as the “energizer bunny”, Phyllis was happiest when helping and supporting all of those around her. Sensitive to the needs of others, Phyllis always put her family first. She touched many lives and these memories will last forever. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Father Ted Johnson and Deacon Nick Johnson officiating. Family with receive friends and family on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences can be made at

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  1. Karen, Tom, and Johnson Family,

    Thinking of and praying for you during this difficult time. May the tears of today turn to smiles in the future as you remember Phyllis, her love for you, and your love for her.

    Love, Liz and Doug

  2. Dear Karen and Johnson family,
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May your loving and joyful memories of Phyllis sustain you in your time of grief.
    Felicity and Jim

  3. Phyllis was a sweet, kind neighbor. I never saw her without a smile on her face. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we pray that the Lord will give you strength, comfort, and peace for today and the days ahead.
    The Beyan family

  4. To all the Johnson family,
    I am very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I have such fond memories of our childhood years on Sharon Ct with our Moms’ keeping it all together! My condolences to Laurie, Bobby, Karen and Keith and your families. I hope it comforts you to know she is reunited with your Dad and your sister, Debbie.

  5. Karen, Tom, Thomas, Troy and Trent – we are so sorry for your loss. We know she loved being with her grandkids and watching lacrosse. May she rest in peace.

  6. My sincere sympathies go out to your family, you have suffered a great loss, Phyllis was a beautiful, loving and caring person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  7. My prayers, thoughts and love go out to you. Phyllis was truly a wonderful and caring person. I will always remember her kindness, thoughtfulness and beautiful smile. I know she will be missed by her family but she did her job well and her gifts will continue through her loving family.

  8. To Phyllis’s Family, we are sending our love, prayers and hugs to all of you! We were so glad to have shared some time with Phyllis, last year at the beach; a loving, gentle, kind woman! We know how much all of you will miss her, and that tells us how good a life she lived. Wish we could be with you at this sorrowful time. We have you in our hearts.
    Much love, The McLaughlin Family

  9. Dear Cousins and Family,
    Sending our loving regards to you. Aunt Phyllis was a very special and dear woman. She had a generous spirit, was a great listener and gave brilliant family advice. We all loved visiting her and always left with greater fondness and appreciation of her sweet and loving soul .
    With peace and love,
    Susan, Jim, Jennifer and Michael

  10. Phyllis was a dear friend and neighbor for many years. Although we moved away from Sever Woods we fondly remember her smile and encouraging words. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. II Corinthians 5:7,8 For we walk by faith, not by sight – we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.
    Scott, Lisa, Emily, Amy & Anderson

  11. Sending our thoughts and prayers to everyone in the Johnson family. Many wonderful memories of Phyllis–a sweet, kind Aunt. I remember being around 18 years old, hitching around North America with my friend Dale, and dropping in to see the Johnson family in Metuchen, NJ. After being fed, bathed and otherwise treated like royalty, Phyllis then offered to drive Dale and I to a good spot to continue our journey. We just needed an intersection, but Phyllis would have none of it, driving us around for over an hour to find only the best place for her nephew and his friend to continue their journey. Rest in peace, Aunt Phyllis.

  12. My sister was so very lucky to have been blessed with Phyllis as her sister-in-law. Marcia spoke of Phyllis and all the New Jersey family often. Unfortunately the most time I spent with Phyllis was while we were helping Marcia care for Dick in his final week. I was amazed by her energy and strength. I hope you are all comforted knowing she is still the energizer bunny trying to keep up with her little brother and his shenanigans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to
    all her family. love Sharon and Paul

  13. I can remember Grammy was one big burst of energy! She was always referred to as the energizer bunny and she would never stop until everything was done. Although we didn’t have that much time together, the memorizes we did make will always be remembered; like all the times you got ready at our house and we all crowded around you with all the rollers in your hair or how we would always be in awe with all the vitamins you were able to take down at once with one little cup of water. Or that time you stayed up and made your pecan tassies with us. Whenever I called, you always had me smiling and always reminded me to do my best in school. One of the last calls we ever had she wished me the best of luck on my drivers test and I will always remember that. Rest in peace Grammy I love you

  14. One of the most amazing individuals one could speak of, Phyllis Johnson. She was kind, considerate, thoughtful, giving of herself, and most importantly, a fantastic mother-in-law. One could not ask for better. That was Phyllis. Just a phone call away, Phyllis was always there, no matter what. She touched many, will always be remembered, and sincerely missed. I’m thankful I was able to be with her in her last weeks, and will never forget our last moments together. I wish I could be there with the rest of the family, but my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. Grammy, you have impacted my life in many ways. Even though we lived miles and miles away from each other, you found a way to touch my heart in such a simple manner. Grammy was kind, loving, caring, strong, compassionate, and a great leader. From when I was little, she would tell me the right thing and be there for me even if it was from a phone call. I would get excited when she would stay over and I would be there each morning outside in the hallway to say good morning. I cherished those days because I knew that that was our time to connect. Grammy always gave me a smile. I could not have asked for anyone better. She will truly be remembered because I can never forget the great woman she was. The way Grammy fought through her sickness shows me that nothing is impossible. Impossible is the word that shows the strength required to achieve the greatness of the toughest times. The roughest time in my life, my grandmother was there sitting on the couch next to me along with me mother. The last time we talked I will never forget because some words my grandmother said to me will change my life forever. She told me to look past the difficulties because I am a strong lady and and I can push through anything. When we would talk about my grades, she would give me a boost of confidence because she would instantly say, “I don’t have to ask you about your grades because I know how smart my you are.” Those words will make me strive to keep my grandmother proud of my academic success and my ability to stay strong to become a woman just like her. Grammy, you will truly be missed. I love you. Rest in peace.
    -With lots of love

  16. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Keith, and the rest of your family. I never had the pleasure of meeting your Mother but she sounds like a remarkable woman. May she rest in peace and may you find comfort and joy in all of your beautiful memories.

  17. Karen – The memories of your beloved mother will live in your heart forever. So sorry for your loss. Vicki

  18. The Johnson Family- We will miss your mother dearly. She is a loss for all of us.
    Love, Tom and Marilyn

  19. Phyllis Johnson was devoted worker at the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift store in Lawrenceville for many years. She was loved by the many volunteers and spend countless hours working and organizing linens and glassware in the store. All our love and prayers to the family.

  20. Dear Laurie, Mike, Jen, Michael, Bryan,
    We have wonderful memories of Phyllis through the years.
    Love and prayers to all the family.
    Marcia and Chris

  21. Dear Karen, Tom, and the Johnson Family,
    Our sincere condolences for your loss. We lit a candle for Phyllis and pray for strength and healing for your family during this difficult time. May memories of the time you shared together provide you some comfort, and our thoughts are with you.
    Kathy and Alex

  22. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. I hope the words found in the bible at Isaiah 25:8 brings comfort. God promises to “swallow up death forever”. No more will we have to suffer heartache for God says he will “wipe away the tears from all faces”. Such a joyous time it will be; reunited with our dead loved ones!

  23. Revelation 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed awa

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