Carol Johnson

Born in Peoria, IL on November 17, 1957

Departed on February 26, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Carol Johnson, age 61 of Gallatin, passed away February 26, 2019. Mrs. Johnson was born November 17, 1957 in Peoria, Illinois to the late Roland Robert Vespa and the late Joyce Ann Ashoff. Carol was a woman of opposites. Cynical, tough, tactless and crude. But on the other hand, loving, caring, devoted to family, organized and brilliant at reading EKG’s. Physicians valued her expertise and her ability to get things done. Family and friends treasured her wit and her honest view of the world and will forever remember her multiple Facebook emoji’s and her caution of “love you and be careful!” She will be sorely missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Justin Johnson and her nephew, Ricky Vespa. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband of 40 years, John Johnson; children, Kristina Lynn Johnson Smith (BJ), Ami Michele Johnson Stringer (Matt), and Drew Johnson (Jen Lester); grandchildren, Bradyn and Bella Stringer; sister, Patricia Redford; brothers, Donald Vespa (Lyn) and Richard Vespa (Sue); brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Lori Johnson; best friend, Diane Kurtz; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. A Life Celebration Service honoring Carol will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Crestview Funeral Home with Jeff Nichols officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until time of service. Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin; Phone: (615)452-1943, Obituary Line: (615)452-7589,

10 Comments to Mrs. Carol Johnson

  1. Harry& Norma woodward
    February 27, 2019 6:47 pm

    Ami so sorry to hear of your moms passing.

  2. Robert Brooks
    February 27, 2019 8:03 pm

    Sorry for your lost Ami. I know it’s stuff but stay strong and remember the great times. Robert & Charlie Brooks.

  3. Barb Nau
    February 28, 2019 8:38 am

    I’m so sorry for the passing of our mom, your family is in my prayers.:(

  4. Gary Feger
    February 28, 2019 9:24 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Carol. I have very fond memories of her as a young girl, and I know she will be missed greatly by her family and all others who had the pleasure of knowing her. RIP Carol.

  5. Nancy Vespa
    February 28, 2019 2:17 pm

    We will miss Carol. My thoughts and prayers for her family. As children, our extended Italian family had many days of fun and food at Grandma and Grandpa Vespa’s home. Great memories. Rest peacefully cousin Carol.

  6. Quinna M
    February 28, 2019 4:58 pm

    The best neighbor i have ever had. i will miss her honesty no nonsense attitude and mostly just our chats on the back porch. R.I.P sweet lady💜💜

  7. Toni Genovese
    February 28, 2019 7:54 pm

    I am very sad to hear of Carol’s passing. I am sending my prayers for the Vespa/Johnson Family to be blessed with comfort from great memories with Carol. RIP Carol 🙏😢

  8. Nick Vespa
    February 28, 2019 8:12 pm

    Dear John and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin, Carol. Her father and mine were brothers and our families spent some wonderful times together as we grew up. Carol and her older sister, Pat and her older brothers, Don and Rick have always been very special to me and her parents, Uncle Roland and Aunt Joyce, were wonderful people and spent many Sunday evenings playing cards with my parents, Nick and Eleanor, It is my hope that in time, warm memories of Carol will bring smiles instead of tears.

  9. Brandi
    March 4, 2019 10:49 am

    I am so so so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your mom and how much she had been through, and that was while we worked together awhile back. I also know you know she’s in a better place.

    Sorry that I didn’t make it to visitation to give you and your family a hug. Love and miss you.

  10. Cynthia Escue
    April 8, 2019 5:25 pm

    John, Kristi, Ami and Drew,
    I was so sorry to hear about your mom! I have so many fond memories of when we worked together and the many many softball games at the park when Brandi and Ami played! I will keep you all in my prayers!

    Cynthia Escue

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