Gale E. Johnson, 59, of Warren, passed away peacefully Monday, October 8, 2018 at St. Joseph Health Center. She was born October 30, 1958 in Ravenna, the daughter of Nehemiah and Loda (Smith) Spencer, and had lived in the area all her life.
A graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School and Youngstown State University, Gale retired from Copperweld Steel after thirty years of employment. She belonged to the 9 to 5 Working Women Association, had been president of the Warren chapter, and was a member of the Black Achievement Hall of Fame and the NAACP in Warren. She enjoyed music, helping others, and family gatherings.
Fond memories of Gale live on with her husband, Charles Holmes; three daughters: Angel Johnson (Christopher) Reynolds of Warren, Andriel Johnson of Beachwood, and Ariel Holmes of Warren; four stepchildren: David Holmes of Austintown, Charles Holmes, Jr. of Tennessee, Rosalind Holmes of Cincinnati, and Kevin Bradberry of Louisville, Ky.; seventeen grandchildren: Israel, Egypt, Ava, LeeLee, Zataija, Paige, Nehemiah, Shawn, Shay-lynn, Lexia, David, Jr., Destinee, Shariq, Jada, Kyla, Bernard, and Airrion; five sisters: Delinda Rogers of Columbus, Sheila (Steve) Jones of Columbus, Natalie (Frank) Scott of Austintown, Florita Spencer of Warren, and Michelle Stevenson; four brothers: Pennell of Montana, Cardell, Alfred of Warren, and George Spencer of Tennessee; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents; a son, Billy Johnson, Jr.; two sisters, Dempsey Spencer and Emery Minnifield; and a brother, Nehemiah Spencer.
Services are 12:00 noon Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at First Assembly of God, 2640 Parkman Rd. N.W., Warren.