Shirley Stewart Johnson, age 83, of Orlinda was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, October 16, 2022 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease at the Waters of Gallatin. She was born November 16, 1938 in Orlinda to the late Carl and Hazel Stewart. She was preceded in death by her brother Billy Stewart, sisters Mabel Stewart and Margaret Stewart Whitley, and infant son Anthony Thomas Wilson.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 41 years, Dan Johnson of Orlinda; brother Charles (Margaret Ann) Stewart of Adairville, KY; daughter, Melanie (Chris) Jernigan of White House; step-sons, Daniel Johnson of Johnstown, NY, Chris Johnson of Palmcoast, FL, and Greg Johnson of Questa, NM; grandchildren, Courtney (Ivan) Ati, Will (fiancé Becca Selner) Jernigan, Clint (Brooke) Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Chelsea (Jeremy) Brown, Jake (Madison) Johnson, Jarod Johnson, Jaden Johnson, and Jailyn Johnson; and four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Shirley was a graduate of East Robertson High School. She worked as a beautician for over 60 years and was a lifelong member of Orlinda Baptist Church. Shirley was a loving mother and wife who spoiled her grandchildren with unconditional love. She enjoyed spending most of her free time cleaning, shopping, and cooking her famous pies.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Orlinda Baptist Church with Pastor Lance Wamble and Reverend David Dean officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery with Will Jernigan, Ivan Ati, Steve Pitt, Jeff Cherry, Bruce Corban, and Daniel Johnson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Women's Bible Class of Orlinda Baptist Church and the East Robertson High School Class of 1957. The family will receive friends at Orlinda Baptist Church on Wednesday from 2 until 5:30 pm and Thursday from 12 pm until the hour of service.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to either the Orlinda Baptist Church Music Fund or the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.