Melissa Dawn Johnson

Melissa Dawn Johnson, age 46 of Luther, passed on October 9, 2018. She was born January 26, 1972 to Arnold and Shirley (Olson) Johnson in Cadillac, Michigan. Melissa enjoyed playing all different sports and watching her kids play sports. She played softball for many years. The limelight of her life was when she went to Comerica Park. She also worked for Blarney Castel for many years. She is survived by 3 sons; Zack Eash of Luther, Nathaniel Eash of Luther, and Emery Willis of Cadillac; Siblings; Kim (Allen) Dean of LeRoy, Kathy (Jim) Soukup of Buckley, Arnie (Denise) Johnson of Cadillac, Toni (Glen) Jandron of Luther, Amy (Greg) Johnson–Hill of Cadillac, and Ann (Doug) Saul of Mesick. She was preceded in death by her parents and a baby sister Jennifer. There will be a private family gathering. The Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain is handling the funeral arrangements, thoughts and prayers can be left at

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Mignon Lawson

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your family member and friend Melissa. Words can not express the pain and sorrow you may feel. The God of all comfort understands your pain and is near to those brokenhearted and crushed. He will be a source of comfort to you at this difficult time.- Psalms 34:18; 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. May your hearts find peace and comfort from all those around you.


In deepest sympathy and with love to her sons and all her family. What a beautiful soul who will be loved for always and remembered forever. Praying for peace for all.


So sorry for your loss .. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Laurie Russell

Our hearts are so sad. Thinking of you all. ((Hugs)). Laurie and Mallory

Bonnie Szydlowski

I will always remember Mikey. The Johnson family was a second family to me growing up. Prayers for the entire family in this difficult time.

Jennifer Baughan-Fuzi

RIP Mikey, my prayers go out to the Johnson family. I'm glad I had the chance to know you as a friend and team mate. Hugs and prayers, Tony and Jennifer Fuzi.

Mary Drouillard

Praying for Your family during this time. Melissa was a wonderful lady and a great friend. I was thinking about her these past few days. May she and the family know God's peace and blessings. Rest In Peace Mikey.

jan barnes

Rest in Peace Cousin Mikie! Gonna miss that Smile and Strength! You were a great inspiration to many people! See you down the road! Love Hugs and Prayers to the family!

Tracee Huddleson

I knew you as Mikey, when we were kids. I have the great memory of you and I on the lake at Uncle Ike's on his little pedal boat. My deepest condolences the family. Love and prayers sent. My heart is with you all. Rest in peace cousin Mikey. 🙏👼

Julie Theobald

The world will miss you dearly, Mikey! Prayers to your boys, your siblings, and family. Have a good chat with God about these Tigers. We love ya girl! ❤ The Carpenter kids.


May you rest in peace cousin! Keeping you all in my prayers during this difficult time!

Robin Stojic

Here's to you, the girl I have looked up to since we were young. Riding around for hours on end in the blazer while I was pregnant with Patience, to working together at Wal-Mart. You are missed, but this world is so much more beautiful because of your smile. Fly high Mikey, fly high my friend.

Tracie Kurtznan

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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