2018-09-13 / Obituaries

Sharon E Johnson (Hathaway) Briggs

SHARON E JOHNSON (HATHAWAY) BRIGGS, of Spring Lake, MI, died peacefully August 27, 2018 at the age of 77 in Alpharetta, GA, while in the company of loved ones.

Sharon is survived by beloved husband, Russell E. Johnson; daughter, Kimberly Bell and spouse Mark Bell; daughter, Kristina Beltzer and spouse Michael Beltzer; granddaughter, Lauren Beltzer; and stepdaughter, Amy Johnson. Dear to her heart are daughter-in-law, Sue Johnson; and granddaughters Sarah Johnson, Molly Johnson and Caitlyn Johnson. She was preceded in death is her stepson, Greggory Johnson.

Sharon was born on July 26, 1941 in Chicago, IL, and adopted by Theodore and Henrietta Briggs from the Chicago Founding’s Home. She graduated from Maine Township High School in 1959 and graduated from Albion College in 1963 with a degree in elementary education. Sharon worked in education for the majority of her career and retired from the Grand Blanc School system in 2001. Sharon thrived working with children and young adults and took special attention to those in need of a kind gesture or extra word of encouragement. Sharon was an avid dog lover. She enjoyed traveling, boating and spending time on Lake Michigan. Her golden smile will be forever remembered and cherished in our hearts.

A private memorial will be held in Sharon’s memory. Condolences may be sent to Russell E. Johnson at 12200 Crabapple Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30004. It is Sharon’s wish that donations be made to charity in her memory in lieu of flowers.

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