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Mary Lou Johnson

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Service: 11:00am Mon. July 22nd, 2019
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

JOHNSON, Mary Lou, 72, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in her home. She was born June 1, 1947 in Springfield, the daughter of Joseph and Evelyn (Reed) Fugate. She is survived by her mother; three sons, Michael & Mindy Wallace, Joey Wallace and Dennis Fugate; two daughters, Jackie and Leah; several grandchildren; sisters, Shirley & Jim Bailey, Joanne & Denny Edgington and one brother, Sam Fugate. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph in 2011 and a brother, Mickey in 1999. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Visitation will be in the funeral home one hour prior. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
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I will miss you and your laugh The way you use to comfort me when i would get down on myself about my disability. You have such a an amazing heart thank you for being there for my father all these years. I know you'll be watching over all us. I love you aunt mary youll always be with me in my heart soul rest in peace i will see you again some day

- Breanna Roush, Monday July 22nd, 2019

To Mikey, Puggy & the rest of ur family, I'm so sorry for ur loss. Mary was a good woman, who ALWAYS, would help anyone in need. I'm truly sorry, I didn't see her the last several yrs. Mary was hilarious & could always make me laugh. Especially when she gave u boys hell, lol. Sorry boys but it was funny. My thoughts & prayers are with all of u. She will be missed.

- Amy Warren , Sunday July 21st, 2019

Wow Mary sitting here thinking about you and it’s been almost 30 ago that I first met you and your boys. It don’t seem possible. I agree with Amy you sure gave them boys hell when they needed it, and it was funny. You also gave them what ever they needed or wanted if you had it to give, and at some points more then you should have. Tho we didn’t always agree on a lot of things you always welcomed me into your home. You did that because you loved your boys and I love your boys and they loved me we were such good friends. It wasn’t only me. You welcomed so many people into your home. If someone needed a roof over their head you would provide that roof. It seemed like every time I came to your house there was a different person you were feeding and providing shelter for. There will be a lot of people going without food and shelter because you are no longer with us. You will be missed and may u Rest In Peace.. Mikey and Puggy I am so sorry for u and your family. This is a lost for you like no other. Keep it together and be strong for the strong woman that raised you

- Karen Warren, Sunday July 21st, 2019

Mary you were always a part of my life since I was 11 years old. I thought of you as my other mother. This breaks my heart so much not just for you but for your boys & the rest of your family. You will always be in our hearts & minds always! RIP beautiful lady!

- Tammy Dishon, Saturday July 20th, 2019

Mom, you will forever be in my heart, words could never ever how much I love you & miss you. I will never except that you are gone. You may be gone from this earth but you will forever be in my heart. I will think of you every single second of every single day. I will one day be with you again. I love you mom & miss you terribly. My heart is broken. I am so proud of calling you my mother & my best friend.

- Mike Wallace , Friday July 19th, 2019

Mary, you were a bright star in a world full of darkness and sadness. A beautiful person, inside and out, your home was open to all who needed a safe place to fall. We loved you for who you were, not what you could do. Never will there be another like you. One of a kind, God created you to be a blessing to others. May you find Heaven to be the wonderful place we've heard it is. One day we will see you again and rejoice in that day coming. In the meantime, know that you were deeply and completely loved by all who knew you. To the family you left behind, our deepest heartfelt condolences. May you be able to remember the good times and happy moments being with her and not focus on the suffering she endured in this life. Make her passing something to change the world around you.

- Doug and Avis Hiller, Friday July 19th, 2019

Mary you were a wonderful person to many. An you will be deeply missed by so many. Thank you for always being there for our son Shawn he always said you were his second mother and that's how he treated you. He's so heartbroken over you. You were such a beautiful person to so many people. You deserved those wings and you're with God now. Live and Miss You My Friend 💔😭💔😭

- Mary Martin , Friday July 19th, 2019

I remember the first day I seen you. You had the kindest eyes. It took a while for me to get close to you after you adopted me due to my childhood trauma but once I did you became my hero. You saved me from an awful childhood and I can never thank you enough or repay you for that. I wouldn't know where I'd be if you didn't take me in. You made me the woman I am today. You taught me how to love with all my heart and help others as much as I can as you did. You was the biggest hearted woman I have ever met. I'm proud to say I am her daughter. You was always cooking and feeding someone. Your food always brought a smile to everyone's face. Granted over the years we didn't communicate much but you was always in my heart and was there in everything I did. I am happy I was able to be with you these last few years reminiscing, cooking for you, taking care of you, seeing how much we were a like, laughing together, watching you smile, hearing you tell me how proud of me you were and how much you loved me. If I could take anything back it would be all those years I did not spend with you. I'm happy your finally over the pain and in a better place. I thank God he brought you into my life. I will always love you, respect you and miss you.

- Jackie Marie Johnson, Friday July 19th, 2019

Hi mommy I love you so truley and dear. You picked me mommy When i had no one. You layed you loving hands around Me too love and guide me. You gave me thebest life Mommy. This seems so much like a dream. Im not ready For you to leave us now mom but Jesus needed you. You had a wonderful heart helping everyone out you were And amazing woman mom i watched you through The years help everyone and worry about everyone Took in the homeless feed the homeless too give gifts Out on holidays. You taught me never to pull away You never know if your entertain Jesus or an angel. I could say so mich more about you mom bit i will go with With i love you see you soon mommy.

- Leah johnson, Friday July 19th, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss Jackie and Leah and the rest of your family Mary was a very sweet special lady loved and missed by so many xoxo

- Crystal Brown , Friday July 19th, 2019

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