Renee Andree Johnson

Renee Andree (Le Quellec) Johnson was born in Henouville, France on February 11, 1938. She was daughter to Yves Marie Le Quellec and Solange Andree (lemercier) Le Quellec Tullis and was the older sister to Christian Le Quellec. Renee was also known to her family as Aunt Rooney, and Frenchie to friends and co-workers.

Renee’s welcome into this world was precarious.
She was born during a snowstorm, weighing just under 3 pounds. It being 1938 and before incubators, Renee was put into a shoebox filled with cotton, and kept on the opened oven door for warmth. The Doctor that delivered Renee, told her mother not to get attached, because the baby would probably not make it through the night. But as we know, Renee was strong. She not only survived, she thrived.

Renee met and married Thomas L. Johnson, who was on military assignment and stationed at Evreux-Fauville Air Force Base in France. Together they raised four children during their 18 years of marriage.  In 1964 Renee and Thomas returned to the United States with their two daughters, Veronique and Nathalie, and settled down at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, Oh. There they had two more children, Christopher and Samantha, and Renee completed the process and became a U.S. Citizen.

Renee spent her early married life raising her children as a stay at home mom. Once she did enter the outside working world, she had various positions. Eventually she worked and retired from her position at the Federal Government at Defense Construction Suppy Center in Whitehall, Oh where she worked in Procurement. She then took a few years off and watched grandchildren for a time, but ultimately returned to part-time employment with Giant Eagle Supermarket in Lewis Center, Oh, where she worked for several years.

Renee was an avid reader, and an excellent cook (ask anyone). In her later years, in addition to reading and spending time with her family and friends, she spent time on her computer playing games, keeping in touch with others through Facebook, and surfing the web. Most recently Renee was preparing for a vacation to France, and a visit to the country where she was born and raised. Renee was a humanitarian and loved dogs, especially her Biscuit (who was given to her by her Kippy). It’s also not a secret that Renee was a little bit of a democrat.

Renee is preceded in death by her parents, Yves Marie Le Quellec, Solange Andree (Le Quellec) Tullis, her step-father Marius Tullis, her brother Christian Le Quellec, and her grandson , Kipp Johnson.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Christopher (Wendy) Johnson, daughters, Veronique Ansley, Nathalie Stewart, Samantha (Charles) Carr. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, Terry Ansley Jr, Vance Stewart ll, Grant Stewart, Nickolas Stewart, Jason Johnson, Christopher Johnson ll, Jamey Chilton, Eddie Wilson, Madison Wilson, Mark Wilson, Charles Carr lV, Brittney Carr, Ashley Carr, Thomas Carr, and 8 great-grandchildren, cousins in France and many, many friends. Renee welcomed people with food, and all were invited to share a meal. Many had their first taste of escargot made by her, and afterwards, the restaurant escargot never measured up.

Visitation 6:00pm and Memorial Service 7:00pm Sunday June 10, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. The DiCello Family

    Natalie and Family – We are so sorry to hear about Renee’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Judith Sriram

    Dear Nick, We send you and your family our deepest sympathy on the sudden loss of your beloved Grandmother. She can now look down on her dear “Normandie” from Heaven. May she rest in peace. Judith & Sri

  3. Expressions of sympathy for your love one. May your memories console you and may God sustain you, as he is precious promises of some day soon reuniting us with our loved ones. Thoughts of peace.

  4. Jeff and Sharon Calhoun

    To Renee’s family, I had the pleasure of meeting Renee several times in connection with a volunteer Christian ministry in her neighborhood. I enjoyed getting to know her. She always spoke of her family with love and pride. By the way, we are your neighbors, so will miss her as our neighbor, too. We live on Kelvinway Drive. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Sharon Calhoun

    To Renee’s family, I met Renee several times in connection with a Christian ministry in our community. I enjoyed getting to know her and hearing about her family and her interesting life. She always spoke of her family with love and pride. You are in our thoughts and prayers

    Your Neighbors, Jeff and Sharon Calhoun, on Kelvinway Drive

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