Reverend Susanette Denise Johnson

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Reverend Susanette Denise Johnson, age 65 of Columbus, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, October 17, 2022.

Rev. Johnson was born May 6, 1957. She was a native of Youngstown, Ohio, and a graduate of Chaney High School. She was raised in a Christian home, the 3 child of six children in the Johnson family.

In her early adulthood she relocated to Columbus, Ohio with her parents, the late Rev. Theodore Walter and Sister Ruth Jane Johnson, where her Father was assigned as Pastor of St. Matthew Fire Baptized Holiness Church.  Through the prayers of her father and mother, she surrendered her life to Christ and began her Christian journey.

As Sister Johnson grew in her faith and devotion to Christ, under the direction of her loving parents, she become a devoted and faithful member of St. Matthew.

Rev. Johnson was employed in the Hospitality industry. During her time there, one of her many gifts came to light. She was an outstanding cook for the Hyatt Regency and Hilton Hotels. She also worked as a child care provider, where she sowed seeds of love to the little souls she encountered each and every day.

As a member of St. Matthew, Rev. Johnson served as the Jr. Mission President, a member of the Trustee Board, Assistant to the Mother Board, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Superintendent, Usher Board, and a member of the Voices of Faith Choir.

Her love for the youth drove her heart and ministry. While serving as the YPI Supervisor of the Northeast Ohio District, many of the youth had opportunity to travel to and participate in various fellowship services within the FBH Church.

Rev. Johnson was called to the ministry and obtained a Bachelor and Master Degree in Theology. Her desire was to please God and see souls saved.

In her later years she become ill, yet, her faith stood strong; always willing to do what God required of her. She was a prayer warrior and prayed continually for her family, her church and many others during the prayer sessions on the NEO District Conference Call Line.

Her love for her family was infectious; everyone loved “Aunt Sue”. She led by example, holding fast to her faith. Through her prayers, many families, friends and associates came to know Jesus as their personal Savior.

Rev. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents listed above, and a brother, Lamont Theodore Johnson.

1Rev. Johnson leaves to cherish loving memories her sisters, Rev. Darlene Zanders, Wellsville, Ohio; Minister Linda Ruffin; Miss. Lavonia Johnson, Columbus, Ohio; one brother Mr. Arnet Johnson (Darlene) Camden New Jersey; her loving nieces and nephews, cousins, God-daughter and sons, special friends Minister Hephzibah, Minister Tammy Howard, Mrs. Phyllis Brown, Ms. Cindy Fields along with many many friends.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Monday, October 24, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Susanette Johnson

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Interment at Belmont Cemetery-Youngstown, Ohio Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 12:30 PM.

Condolence Messages

  1. Linda McCullough

    Such a blessing when people that know you truly can say “yes all that was said that was Susie”. The physical struggle is over and now Joy!Joy!.Much love.

    • Pastor Sister Michelle Hall

      My condolences to the family I love sister Susan at Johnson I will continue to keep the family in prayer , Never forgotten. God bless you is my prayer.

    • Pamela Ford-Battle

      My condolences to the Family.Sending love peace and comfort. Reverend Johnson truly will be missed.

  2. Bishop James Bowman Buffalo, NY

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers for the family. She was always kind. A great example of Christ! She will always be remembered.

    With love,

  3. Pastor Joycelyn Sanders, WNC District

    To the Johnson Family and especially Pastor Zanders, we are praying for your comfort during your loss, of such a precious jewel in Christ. We know that only our loving Savior can provide the comfort of missing our love ones . You have my deepest condolences and prayers .

  4. Stephanie Dinkins

    To the Johnson family,

    Aunt Sue will always have a special place in my heart. I am so thankful for her Sunday school teachings and the exemplary life she lived for Christ Jesus. Rest on Aunt Sue, for we shall surely meet again. Keeping you all in prayer during this time and may God continue to give you peace of mind.


  5. Sherry McKinney

    To the family and close friends of Ms. Susanette with love from “Mississippi”
    That was her nickname for me. A very special lady whom I had the pleasure of meeting while my sweet sister (Nancy Strawser) was her close neighbor. She prayed for Nancy and she prayed for us all. She expressed her love for the Lord in so many ways in communicating not only with me but with many others who came by her way. She was truly an inspiration. God Bless Her. With Love, from “Mississippi.”

  6. Mt Sinai FBH Church of Wellsville OH

    To Pastor Darlene Zanders & the Johnson Family, All of us at Mt Sinai FBH Church share your sorrow at the loss of your sister.

    May the grace of our Redeemer, and the love of the Father, and the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you.

    Yours in Christ,
    The Pullie Family
    Evangelist. Bessie Pullie
    Mother Betty Pullie
    Bro. Greg Pullie &
    The Rest of the Mt. Sinai Family

    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 (NIV)

  7. Remembering the Life of Rev Susanette Johnson, my childhood friend. The sweetest person you’ll ever meet. You were a true example of a Christian woman. Will miss your smiling face. Rest in Paradise dear friend, I’ll see you on the other side. My condolences to the entire family.

  8. Elder Bernice j. Sullivan

    To the family of Rev. Susanette D. Johnson
    I was truly heart broken after receiving the news of Susie’s death, but she s sleeping in the arms of the Lord, Family know that the Lord will comfort and strengthen you. My mind goes back to the Sunday Sshool conventions at Mt. Olive FBH churh. What a time we had. Family keep all the sweet memories of Susie deep in your hearts.
    Sleep my child, sleep, and take your rest, lay your head upon, your Saviors breast. We love you more but Jesus love you best. Goodnight Susie Goodnight. WITH ALL MY LOVE

  9. I am so glad I got to meet Reverend Susanette Johnson when I came to St. Matthew. She was always kind to me and my family. She will always be in my heart ❤️. She always left me with kind words and wisdom and that’s somethin I will never forget. She will always be remembered and missed. Love ❤️ you Reverend Susanette Johnson . Rest in peace ❤️

  10. Sleep In heavenly peace Ms. Suzy

  11. Pastor Emmanuel W. Johnson FBHC Liberia.

    Our deepest condolance to the Johnson’s family and the st. mathew fire baptized holiness church family. Our mother, Susanette D. Johnson passing from us was a blow to my family and the fire baptized holiness church in Liberia. We will forever remember her and keep the family and church in our prayers. God be your comfort.

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