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Pamela S. Johnson
April 16, 1947 ~ October 7, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Pamela Sue (Taylor) Johnson, age 76, Muncie, was born April 16, 1947 in Muncie to the late Raymond Junior “Bud” Taylor and Wilma Mae (Resler) Taylor-Marsh. She began the journey to her eternal place and heavenly home on Saturday October 7, 2023, at Ball Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis of the lungs. She fought hard for the last 52 days but her body was tired and God called her home.
Pam lived all her life in Muncie, attended schools there – briefly attending Muncie Central High School and graduating from Royerton High School in 1965. She met the love of her life, James Hall Johnson, Sr. whom she married on her 18th birthday (April 16, 1965). Nine months later their oldest of two children, Donata Sue Boyle, was born in January of 1966 followed by their second born, James Hall Johnson, Jr. in November of 1967. Pam was widowed in 1972 at the age of 24 and was left to raise her two young children. She took on the role of mother & father, never missing a beat. She always put her kids before everything. She was an amazing mother and influence to her children. She was very strong, sassy, stubborn, caring, selfless, giving, hard-working, and funny. Her humor was priceless and she was stunningly beautiful. Her favorite saying was from her mother: “If you think it – say it.”
Over the years she worked at Burkies as a car hop, Olan Mills, JC Penny, Marsh Supermarket as a meat cutter, and Gommels. She retired after 28 years in 2007 from Borg Warner where she was an assembly line operator. She loved canning, cooking, baking, watching sports – mainly football (Colts) and basketball. Pam had an amazing green thumb and enjoyed watching soaps, crosswords, playing games on her phone, sewing, crocheting, and needle point.
Survivors include her daughter: Donata Sue (Johnson) Boyle; her son: James Hall Johnson, Jr. (wife: Mary Susan); two grandchildren: Joshua Chandler Johnson (wife: Vanessa Marie) and Hannah Marie Johnson; two great-grandchildren: Ethan James Johnson and Caroline Kay (Johnson); sister: Jill Elaine (Taylor) Wyman-Krause-Roberts (husband: Red); sister-in-law: Nanner Williamson; brother-in-law: John C. Johnson, Sr.; sisters-in-law: Judy Daniel, Peggy Batio, and Barbara Kirkland; special niece: Kimberly Conkright (husband: Chris); several nieces & nephews; bonus grandson: Justin Rasor and bonus son: Jack Clark.
She is preceded in death by the love of her life, husband James Hall Johnson, Sr. and second love: Jack Cleaver; son-in-law: David L. Boyle, Jr.; grandson: David L. “Davey” Boyle III; bonus daughter: Julie Cleaver; bonus son: Steve Cleaver; brother: Virgil L. Williamson; her parents; grandparents: Raymond A. & Bernice H. (Howe) Taylor, Hobart Amos “Bert” Resler, and Bertha Lucille (Wuertz) Resler; in-laws: Irvin Esco “Bob” Johnson and Sally Mae (Winchester/Davis) Johnson; step-father: Een Marsh; special nephew: Ward Kendall Higginbotham; brothers-in-law: Edward & Dickie Johnson; sisters-in-law: Robbie Higginbotham, Jeni DeVoe, Myrtie Blevins, Rosie Spain, and her fur baby: Rollie.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2023 at Meacham Funeral Service with burial following at Strong Cemetery.
Visiting hours are Friday from 1 until 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Animal Rescue Fund (A.R.F.), 1209 W. Riggin Rd., Muncie, IN 47303.
Special thanks to Sarah in ICU at Ball Hospital, Zoe in progressive care, Dr. Alfaiyumi, in critical care, Dr. Shetty of AMG, Dr. Savani, Dr. Bucannon, and all who cared for Pam. Thank you.