LaJuan Renee Johnson, 59, of Indianola, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 at her home.
LaJuan was born Dec. 28, 1961 in Leachville, Ark. to Eugene and Carol Kelley Johnson. She was a ticket representative for American Airlines until her health failed. In 1990 she was diagnosed with brain cancer and underwent treatment. In 1994 the cancer returned and she and her family were told that she had little chance of survival. She underwent a 15-hour surgery and defied the odds. LaJuan was never one that liked to be told no or that she couldn’t do something. She overcame the surgery and the cancer and went on with her life. Even though life was somewhat different, she was the same sweet, fun-loving, happy-go-lucky, independent LaJuan she was prior to the surgery. She still enjoyed the things she always had. LaJuan really loved to travel, especially to the beach. Since she was a child, she would go to visit her Aunt Sue and Uncle B.A. during the Christmas holidays. She loved going to play cards with Polly and Pat, spending time with her friends, collecting clocks, eating green M&Ms, reading Maxine cartoons, and listening to Stevie Nicks’ music. LaJuan was not completely receptive to some technology - she hated cell phones. She had an infectious personality and everyone loved her. LaJuan had such a wonderful, laid-back attitude. When faced with obstacles, she would simply say “It’s cool.” She had pure determination in all things and never lost focus of her goals. LaJuan was an inspiration to others.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Carol Johnson; and her beloved Aunt Sue Crawford and Uncle B.A. Crawford, who were like her second parents.
LaJuan is survived by her two brothers, John (Amie) Johnson of Greenville and Jeff Johnson of Indianola; cousins who were like her sisters, DeeDee and Melissa; three nephews, Jonathan, Justin and Chance; her lifetime best friends, Kathy Winstead, Deniece Frew and Bonnie Sanders; and many other close friends.
The family received friends from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, March 3 at Burton Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Howell officiating.
Burial was in Indianola City Cemetery.
Burton Funeral Home of Indianola was entrusted with arrangements.
The online guestbook may be signed at www.burtonfuneralhome.net