In Memory

Sharon Ann Williams (Johnson) - Class Of 1978

Sharon Ann Williams Johnson

Sept. 27, 1959 - Dec. 30, 2018

SOUTH BEND, IN - Sharon Ann (Williams) Johnson, affectionately known as “Cookie,” went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at age 59.

Sharon was born September 27, 1959, to the union of the late James and Willie Mae (Ferrell) Williams, Sr. in South Bend, Indiana. A lifelong area resident, Sharon attended Muessel, Colfax, and Stanley Clarke schools, graduating from LaSalle High School in the summer of 1977. Shortly thereafter, she began working as a caseworker for the South Bend Welfare Department. She also found employment at Koszegi Industries, Inc. before beginning Police Academy in January 1985. She served on the South Bend Police Department for 25 years, retiring in 2010 with the rank of sergeant. She leaves to cherish her memory: her faithful caregivers, nieces Tanisha (Wesley Sr.) Harris and Lori (Fred) Porter; a special great-niece, whom she raised as her daughter, Aries Gordon; two sisters, Deborah (L.T.) Hunt of South Bend and Dottie A. Williams of Fort Worth, TX; two brothers, Dennis C. (Gale) Williams of South Holland, IL and Ronnie D. (Robin) Williams of South Bend, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Sharon's Funeral Service is 12:00 Noon Saturday at Greater St. Matthew Church, 2705 Marquette Blvd., with visitation one hour before the service.

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