November 28, 1950 – October 1, 2019
Sherry Ann Johnson was born to Imogene (Colson) and Henry McAdams on November 28, 1950, in Akron, OH. She passed from this life into the grace and glory of eternal life at her home on October 1, 2019.
Sherry grew up in Orrville, OH, Granger, IN, and Rochester, MI, where her father served as a preacher and church planter. Her teenage years were spent in St. Louis, MI, where her parents served the St. Louis Church of Christ. She was a 1969 graduate of St. Louis High School and attended Great Lakes Bible College in Lansing, MI. Sherry started and led several youth choirs, including “God’s New Generation,” which traveled and sang throughout the Midwest.
In 1972, Sherry met and married Dan Johnson, who survives her. She served alongside her husband at churches in Sheridan, Easton, and, for more than 28 years in Kalkaska, MI. She led Northwomen, taught Sunday school classes and Bible studies, served with the Kalkaska Baby Pantry, and mentored many women. Together they were instrumental in helping start Great Lakes Christian Homes in Lansing, MI, and in their retirement founded Restore Me Ministry.
In addition to being an exemplary minister’s wife, Sherry had a licensed daycare in her home, worked as a bank teller in St. Louis and Kalkaska, served as Treasurer of the Village of Kalkaska for 14 years, and clerked at Cornell’s Crossing in Kalkaska for many years. In 2015, Sherry and her husband, Dan, were honored to be named Kalkaska’s Citizens of the Year. They had recently moved to Holt, MI, where her husband now serves as Chaplain at Great Lakes Christian Home.
Together they have three children Jeremiah and his wife, Sarah, of Bangor, MI; David and his wife, Mandy, of Madison, WI; and Sarah and her husband, Scott Monette, of Decatur, IL. They also have two grandsons, Seth and Ethan Monette, of Decatur, IL.
Sherry is also survived by her siblings Michael McAdams and his wife, Jan, of Scottsdale, AZ, and Shawn and husband, Chris Fleenor, of Fishers, IN, as well as her nieces Samantha and husband, Phil Locicero, and Alicia and husband, Brad Giannini; nephew, Joel Fleenor; great-niece, Emily Peker; and a host of “Kentucky Cousins.”
Memorial services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Kalkaska Church of Christ with visitation an hour before, Andy Bratton presiding and for 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at the chapel of Great Lakes Christian Homes in Holt, George Stehle presiding. Inurnment in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Kalkaska Baby Pantry, P.O. Box 757, Kalkaska, MI 49646, a ministry dear to her heart, or the benevolence ministry of Great Lakes Christian Homes, 2050 S. Washington Rd., Holt, MI 48842. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. www.EstesLeadley.com.