Leatrice J. "Tootie" (Warren) Johnson

  • Born: June 13, 1935
  • Died: June 18, 2018
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Leatrice J. "Tootie" (Warren) Johnson, 83 of Battle Creek died peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility.

She was born June 13, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan. As a child, she moved with her family to Battle Creek, where she resided her whole life. Tootie was a 1953 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. She was a church administrator at the First Congregational Church in Battle Creek and retired after 20+ years.

Leatrice J. Johnson was united in marriage to Robert Karl Johnson on September 5, 1954 at the First Congregational Church. Sadly, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob on December 18, 1994; her parents, Earl and Thelma (Lake) Warren; and sisters, Glennerose Willoughby and Judy Pyatte. Surviving are three children, David E. (Kimberly) Johnson of Battle Creek; Karen K. (Brian) Hill of Pinckney, MI, Kim J. (Tom) Crowder of Troy AL; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a brother, Tom (Janet) Warren of Knoxville, TN.

A funeral service to celebrate Tootie's life will be officiated by Rev. Robert Heine at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018. Friends will be received 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Saturday and following the service at the funeral home. Committal and interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calhoun County Medical Care Facility or Alzheimer's Association. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Aw "Tootie' your obituary broke my heart until "Ginny" informed me of your illness. You should have had many more years with your soul mate. God Bless you and your family. I remain, a friend & class mate from Washington on.
Jim Smith "class of 53."

Posted by James Smith - Vail, AZ - Classmate   June 22, 2018

it was a joy to help take care of you at ccmcf your smile could always brighten my day rest in peace miss tootie

Posted by teri coss - battle creek, MI - Acquaintance   June 20, 2018

It's good to know that you are at peace and with Bob again. The last few years have been hard, but you were such a trooper! We have such great memories that will be forever cherished. Blessings to you and to family. Pat & Roger Fosdick

Posted by Pat Fosdick - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   June 20, 2018

Rest in Peace, sweet Tootie. I am forever touched by your kindness and love shown to me every time I visited your home. My friendship with Karen gave me many fond memories at your home. Fresh popped popcorn, your sweet laugh, your beautiful relationship with Bob, and yummy home cooked meals. You were like a second mom to me, and "Grandma Tootie" to my children. I will always think of you when I'm floating in my pool in the bright sunshine, getting my tan. And thank God that he placed you in my life. You're with your beloved Bob now, and are missed here on Earth. Until we meet again in Heaven, I love you.

Posted by Dee LIND - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   June 20, 2018

May you Rest In Peace with Uncle Bob. I will always remember your Christmas presents, soft pretty pajamas for us so we could spend that night at grandpa's and grandmas. You were always such a sweet, gentle person.

Posted by Heidi Angood - Chula Vista, CA - Family   June 19, 2018