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Denette Johnson

May 19, 1971 — February 2, 2024

Brainerd

Denette Johnson, 52, passed away on February 2, 2024, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. 

 

Denette was born on May 19, 1971, in Chicago, Ill to Vance Brown and Mary Springs. After graduating high school, she moved to Minnesota with her five children. Denette loved being a stay-at-home mom and helping her children through school and cooking wonderful meals. 

 

She loved singing, dancing, and joking around. She loved having a good time with her family. She would 'tell you just how it is', and treated all kids like they were her own. Above most anything, she loved hard. Denette will always live on in the hearts and homes of those who loved her most. She will always be with us. She lived with no fear or shame. Nothing or no one could hold her back from saying what she wanted to or being herself. Through to the very end, she was and always will be a fighter. 

 

Denette always will stay with us and live inside our hearts, and fight alongside of us to be who we are. 

 

She is survived by her children Kenny, Shalamar, Lawrence, Dewight, Jared, and little Kenny, her 13 grandchildren, her 'adopted' children whom she treated like her own, her father Vance Brown, her siblings Rodney Springs, Gabrielle Springs-Brown and Denise Rule, and many nieces and nephews. 

 

Denette is preceded in death by her mother Mary Springs, her grandmother Virginia Lee Patrick, her husband Lawrence Johnson, her sister Regina Springs-Brown, and her brother Lesso Sturkey. 

 

Denette will always live on in the hearts and homes of those who loved her most.

 

Arrangements are entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.

 

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Visitation

Saturday, February 17, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Brenny Family Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services - Baxter-Brainerd

7348 Excelsior Rd., Baxter, MN 56425

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 17, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Brenny Family Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services - Baxter-Brainerd

7348 Excelsior Rd., Baxter, MN 56425

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