Lifelong Juneau resident Emily Mernice Johnson died Sept. 20, 2008, due to medical complications in Seattle. She was 41.
She was born Oct. 29, 1966, to Leslie Johnson (deceased), of Hoonah, and Sue Ann Williams. She attended Juneau-Douglas High School.
She is survived by her partner, Benny Benson, of Juneau; children, Maxwell Johnson, of Anchorage, Brendan, Rachael and Jason Johnson, of Juneau, and William James; grandchildren, Maggie James, of Angoon; brothers, James Johnson and family, of Juneau, Leslie Williams and family, of Goldsboro, N.C., and Joshua Williams, of Spokane, Wash.; sisters, Marcia and Mary Williams, of Juneau, and Janet, Jessica and Linda Williams, of Anchorage; aunt, Judy Brakel; and numerous relatives in Juneau, Sitka, Hoonah and the lower 48 states.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Tlingit & Haida Community Council Building, followed by a burial at the Alaskan Memorial Park and Mortuary. A luncheon will be held afterward at the Tlingit & Haida Community Council Building.
Honorary pallbearers are Ernie Hillman, Ben Benson, Glenn Johnson, Nancy Moreno, David Hill, Grant Smith, Lillian, Francis and Larry Marvin, Bill Martin and Gordon Jackson.
Pallbearers are Bill Williams, Aaron Brakel, James Johnson, William James, Maxwell Johnson, Brendan Katzeek, Leslie and Joshua Williams, Michael Kowalcik, Scott Burnett and Dan Collins.
Donations for funeral expenses can be made to Bill Williams at 8270 Garnet St., Juneau, AK 99801. In lieu of flowers, send donations to either the Ray Paddock Medical Fund or St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.
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