Mrs. Esther Ann Johnson

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“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Esther can now be with her family in heaven resting at Jesus feet.Love Brent & Terri ”
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“Love & miss you Mom! ”
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Esther Ann (Bindt) Johnson was born on April 17, 1936 in Sheboygan, WI. She passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 in Canton, Georgia. She is survived by her family of children and grandchildren.
Her wishes are to be cremated and interred next to her husband, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, in the mausoleum section, located in St. Petersburg, FL.

Esther was married to Richard Anthony Johnson (deceased) in Batavia, NY, in 1956.
Also surviving are: Her daughter Betty Ann Licht; her son Mark Anthony Johnson; 1 son-in-law & 1 daughter-in-law; and her 5 grandchildren, all boys._
Note: You can also access Richard's tribute at

Service Above Self:
Esther enlisted in the Navy Reserves sometime after getting married. She graduated from basic training at the United States Naval Training Center USNTC Bainbridge, Maryland (now closed). As a Seaman Apprentice, she served in the U.S. Naval Air Reserves and was assigned to reserve duty at the Niagara Falls Air Station, NY (now only the Air Force Reserve Base remains) - - the enlistment was cut short due to her first pregnancy. She did not return to duty and the time was too short (less than 1 year) for receiving any military veteran recognition. She worked many different part-time jobs ranging from being a waitress on roller skates at a car-hop in Wisconsin to working at the now historic Wurlitzer plant, in North Tonawanda, NY.
She recognized and upheld the importance for loving and serving both God and Country!

Esther enjoyed being a softball pitcher for the YWCA and was on a bowling team when residing in WNY. She loved having pets and later would just own a small pet dog. She also enjoyed bicycle riding, bowling, gardening, shopping, vacationing, walking, going to parks, being outdoors, attending church worship & had many other interests.
Her personal motto became: "If you sit, then you die!" - - which was a direct example of her high energy and zest for living life actively. She was very active and would often reply with her shared motto rather than taking a seat, even when offered in her own apartment. To help get out, she would also use the local CATS shuttle bus since the route, for public use, stopped right within her apartment complex.

Mrs. Esther Ann Johnson was a resident of North Tonawanda, NY for the initial part of her married life. She and her husband moved from WNY to Pinellas Park, FL after he reached retirement in 1983. This move placed them in direct proximity of her mother, within the same FL community. They then moved another time together, a few years later, just a little further north to a new home in Port Richey, FL. After he passed away, she relocated to other locations in TN and then in North Georgia (Canton areas). Her final move was, to live on her own, in an apartment there. Sadly, approximately 10 years prior to her passing away in 2021, she was struck by a vehicle one winter night while out walking. This accident caused serious injuries, to her head and other vital organs, that required bringing her back-to-life. This was accomplished since she was just a few blocks away from the (old) city hospital. She went through numerous operations, medical procedures, and intensive care. She never returned home ever again. Due to the traumatic brain injury that she never recovered from...
she would never again: pick up a phone to call anyone; taste food; go shopping; go for walks; etc,. Also, she would never make her own decisions ever again.
The rest of her life was spent in hospitals / nursing homes, bed-ridden, and on a permanent feed tube.

She loved the Lord her entire life and remained a strong Bible-believing Christian. Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt ; Proud Servicemember;
She has now reached her final home, in Heaven … Rest In Peace .