Eleanor Johnson was born July 31, 1930 to Viola Page Young and James Page in Tallulah, LA. She took her eternal rest on September 14, 2020 in her home. Eleanor lived in Louisiana and completed her formal education there; until she decided to move her family to Benton Harbor, MI in 1954.
In Michigan, she attended LMC where she earned her degree in Nursing in 1971. After college she went on to work at Mercy Hospital. She became a licensed adult foster care operator in 1977 and cared for others for 10 years. Later she went on to work for Companion for Senior Volunteers until she was 86 years old. She attended Greater Ebenezer Spiritual Temple under Pastor John Blackmore. She then went on to join Refreshing Fountains COGIC under Bishop Melvin Burton, where she was a member until her passing.
Eleanor loved to fish and gardening. She was known for making good fervent homemade wine and became popular in the neighborhood for it. She was famous for her canning of all types of fruits and vegetables; and let’s not forget her good caramel cake and sweet potato pies.
She is preceded in death by her parents Viola and James Page, brother, Arthur Lee Johnson; sisters, Bertha Lee Tolson and Olga Mae Daily.
She is survived by her three children Linda Clabin, Gloria Weatherspoon and Larry (Regina) Lucas. Grandchildren: Trena Johnson, Brianna (Bryan) Bosley, Latoya Weatherspoon, Jermaine Weatherspoon, Keith Weatherspoon, Dolan Johnson, Karla Boyd, Dwana Lucas, and Lanell Beaty and a host of great- grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She will be greatly missed by all those in the neighborhood who affectionately called her “Granny.
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