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Brenda L. Johnson

September 5, 1950 ~ January 19, 2019 (age 68)

BARBERTON – Brenda L. Johnson, age 68, passed away on January 19, 2019.

Born on September 5, 1950 in Akron, OH to the late Thomas R. “Ray” and Carrie (Pritt) Johnson, she was a resident of Barberton for 14 years, previously of Akron.  A 40-year member of Harvestime Apostolic Temple in Hartville, OH, Brenda loved to sing gospel songs, cook, bake, sew, crochet, and do crafts.

Preceded in death by her granddaughter, Theresa Abernathy and special loved ones, James Sr. “Jim” and Bettye Abernathy; she is survived by her children, Tracy Abernathy of Miramar, FL., James Abernathy III of Fairlawn, Kelley (Bradley) Busson of Doylestown; grandchildren, Trease Abernathy, Kassidy Anderson, Katie Abernathy-McComas, Kallie Abernathy-McComas, Beckett Busson and Kamden Busson; great grandson, Michael “Mikey” Barrett; brother, John Johnson of Akron; niece, Shannon (Anthony) Gissinger of Barberton; great nephew, JaBrae (Brittany) Perry; great niece, Haylee Soder; great-great nephew, Jay Perry; other family and friends.

Brenda was loved by many and will be greatly missed.  She will forever live in our hearts.

Funeral service will be Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N. Portage St., Doylestown, OH, 44230 with Pastor Raymond “Bud” Smith, officiating.  A private interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery.  Calling hours will be Thursday 6-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harvestime Apostolic Temple, PO Box 26, Hartville, OH, 44632.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at

(Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-658-2211)


Donations may be made to:

Harvestime Apostolic Temple
PO Box 26, Hartville OH 44632

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