Adele Johnson

A Celebration of Life

Peaceful be thy rest, dear mother, 'Tis sweet to breathe thy name;
in life we love you dearly, in death we do the same.

Born in Harlem, New York, Adele Johnson was a remarkable human being. She lived a full life as a dedicated homemaker, mother, grandmother, arts educator, and mentor. She made her peaceful transition on August 22, 2020, surrounded by family.

Information & Services

BURIAL: Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale.

MODIFIED ARRANGEMENTS. As we all continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to come together in person and grieve in typical ways has been affected. A painful consequences of this global health crisis is that friends and families are forced to stay apart during this challenging time.

As an alternate way to connect and safely grieve our mother, mentor, and friend, we broadcasted the services. 

LIVE-STREAMERS. Thank you for your LOVE and support. 

MEMORIAL. In the future, when social distancing guidelines are less restrictive and when it is safe for us to come together and offer support to each other, we will memorialize Adele Johnson.

We, her children will provide you with the opportunity to say goodbye and to celebrate her life. We will host a community event to remember our mother and will keep you informed (via this page) with further updates.

Thank you and please be safe.

Adele Johnson's School of Performing Arts

Her impact on the cultural world of the performing arts is undeniable. She leaves a distinguished record from a life dedicated to the arts and her community.

Upon moving to Uniondale, New York, and in response to her concern for the development of young people, she opened her first dance studio at her residence.

In 1964, when the World’s Fair came to Flushing Meadows in Queens, Adele’s championship dance group, The Adele Johnson Rhythmaires, received special invitations to perform weekly at the New York State Pavilion. A certificate of appreciation from the New York State Commission was presented to her by Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller.

The studio maintained exclusive engagements with both the Bahamian and Bermudian governments. Her students traveled to Grand Bahama and to Bermuda by invitation.

In 1967 Adele Johnson’s School of Performing Arts opened, making Adele Johnson Long Island’s first African American owner of a dance studio. Her first studio was on Main Street in Freeport. In 1976 the studio moved to the former Arthur Murray Studios at 285 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead.

Class offerings included drama, martial arts, music, gymnastics, exercise, and, of course, dance in tap, ballet, African, modern, and jazz.

Each year in June, the dance season culminated with an annual showcase recital held at various venues on Long Island and New York City.

Other Noble Works

In addition to owning a dance school, volunteering as a lunch aide at her own children’s schools, and actively serving as a community leader, Adele worked for 17 years at her local supermarket, first as a cashier then as a supervisor.

Later, she was employed, for almost 30 years, at A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility as a nurse’s aide. She worked the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift so she could be at home during the day for her children. 

Slim & Trim Exercise

Adele stayed active throughout her life, and at age 70 she showed no signs of slowing down. It was then that she began teaching several adult exercise programs throughout the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County. She taught her Slim & Trim classes up until February, 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. She was 94 years old and living with a youthful disposition.

Strong Woman.
Big ❤️.

Adele wrote her own rules. She was renowned for not holding back and for telling it like it was. She taught her children well and instilled in them a spirit of wisdom. She kept one and all in line through the school of hard knocks.

Finesse. Yes.

Everyone who loved her will never forget her strong, fierce, yet gentle approach to life. You knew where you stood with her at any given moment.

Level Up.

This strong woman with a big heart was highly skilled in sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, and cooking delicious Sunday dinners for her children. AND FASHION? Well, she took fashion cues from no one. She exuded style, finesse, and class.

Memorial Fund

Adele Johnson was dedicated to excellence in the performing arts and was always passionate about fitness. In her memory, we’re starting a memorial fund and organizing a celebration. If you are so moved, please make a donation in her memory. We appreciate you. In gratitude.
Mrs. Adele Johnson A life dedicated to family, community, and the performing arts. In 1996, Adele traveled to Guinea, West Africa to participate in a dancing and drumming cultural exchange program with the internationally acclaimed Les Ballet Africans and Percussion de Guinea. She conducted master classes and lecture demonstrations. Gratitude! Dance. Smiles. Fun times. Fast cars.

Long life.

1926 – 2020

Adele's Family

... and while she lies in peaceful sleep
her memory we shall always keep.

Adele is survived by her children, Mary Louise, Stanley, Kevin, Avis, Laurie, Lisa, Leslie, Jeanette, and by lots of grands and great-grands. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and by a son, David.

September 4, 2020

Guest Book.
Love Notes.

Adele received countless cultural arts awards, citations, letters of recognition, and certificates of appreciation from community leaders, county commissioners, NAACP officials, and state representatives. She was also showcased in newspaper articles and made television appearances.

What Say You?

However, the awards Adele valued the most were the letters she received from students and friends with endearing phrases such as “you’ve made me realize what a beautiful place the world is” and “you have taught me so much I feel I should call you mom”.
How did you know Mrs. Adele Johnson? What did she mean to you? Share your stories, memories, and comments below.

Love Notes to Adele Johnson

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Ruth Roberson
Ruth Roberson
1 year ago

Ruth Roberson

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Sharmell Brown
Sharmell Brown
1 year ago

To My Favorite Person on The Planet!

So Blessed to be your eldest grandchild and to have had you all to myself for almost 10yrs! You already know how deep my love flows for you because by the Grace of God, I was able to tell you how much I loved you, quite often.

Both of us unaware it would be the last time we would speak – just days before your unexpected passing – we had a rather emotional telephone conversation around how at peace you were. I remember listening to your voice as you spoke & how succinctly your tone matched your words.

I marveled and then became so overcome with emotion – I was just so happy, you were so happy! I remember you said, “ Lady? Are you crying?” And I said, “Happy tears, Grandma, happy tears!”

I’ve been playing your voicemails and giggling thru tears. Even now, I am smiling, as I ponder upon what we ever really did together – other than look deep in each other’s eyes and laugh deep knowing laughs.

Can’t quite comprehend how we were 52 years apart! Like you would tell me, “we old souls, you & me.” And we’d laugh some more.

Thank you, Grandma, for teaching me at a very early age, how to embrace myself and present myself to the world, unapologetically.

I strive daily to demonstrate self-love ~ in action ~ to your great grandson, Elijah-Kareem.

He just sobbed his little eyes out when he heard of your passing. He insists you loved him more! And I let him make it! (Smile)

I am just now beginning to realize that is just who you were (and still are).. to you, Grandma, every soul is to be cherished, every soul, a star.

Until we lock eyes & laugh again,

I love you, Grandma ~ Sharmell Brown

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Leslie Johnson
Leslie Johnson
Reply to  Sharmell Brown
1 year ago

DearMother
I have deep regret I wasn’t at your funeral.
We are all good place right now; and u are in a better place!
Rest
I love you I miss our conversations
Leslie

Phyllis Wright
Phyllis Wright
1 year ago

AJ was the most elegant of teachers. Making sure the student’s did their best, while supporting them and taking no nonsense. Her dance shows were Broadway productions- including those performances by the MOMS.
AJ gave my children an added sense of who they were and what they could be.
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THANK YOU

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Dancing School
Kettly Pierre
Kettly Pierre
1 year ago

My name is Kettly Pierre. I have known my neighbor Adele since I have moved across the street 17 years ago. Let me starts by saying
“My Condolences to Adele’s Families”!!!
Adele will be remembered as a Concern and a Great Heart Individual. She was Kind; Reliable; Genuine; Compassionate; Gentle; Loving; Caring; Laughable and Most of All… a Great Mentor not only to me but to my Family. Overall, my friend was a Beautiful person and a Sweetheart Inside And Out!
Adele was a very encouraging person not only to Me but to my Families! When I am down…she’ll always Lift up my Spirits and Always Says “Everything is Going to Be Okay”!!!
Words cannot Expressed or Describes how much Adele’s means to me and my Families!
Adele Loves Life and her Family and She’ll be Remembered Eternally!
May You Rest In Peace and Until We Meet Again!

Love You ALL!!!

Forever, The Pierre’s Family!

How did you know Adele Johnson?
Personal Friend
Colleen DuffyLomler
Colleen DuffyLomler
Reply to  Kettly Pierre
1 year ago

I only know Ms Adele Johnson from the town exercise class. Her caring always showed through for her students and family. I enjoyed the class but even when I did not feel like going to the class I showed up because I knew she looked forward to seeing us and doing the class. She will always be in my thoughts and when I continue to do my workouts will remember all she taught me.

Gail Jenkins McCrae
Gail Jenkins McCrae
1 year ago

Johnson family,
I have nothing but wonderful memories of you and your mother. I dance with you and Mrs. Johnson, it seems like all my life from being a student, until teaching whenever she needed me.
We spent many nights and many days making things perfect, so that she would be proud.
My fondest memory, is hearing her say “smile Gail smile”….that’s my girl!
Mrs. Johnson, you are resting in peace, you will never be forgotten and you’ll be loved always, Love Gail

How did you know Adele Johnson?
Personal Friend, Dancing School, Friend of Family
Danielle Francis
Danielle Francis
1 year ago

I attended dancing school with Adele Johnson. She was a force! Adele was strong, hard working and independent and always had words of encouragement and kindness. Her best gift to me was introducing me to her daughter Laurie. She was my dance teacher and now one of my closest friends. Laurie is the big sister I always wanted and is the most kind and giving soul I know. I will always be grateful to Adele Johnson for Laurie may she rest in peace.

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Dancing School, Friend of Family
Jeanette Francis
Jeanette Francis
1 year ago

What a small world!
When I placed my baby girl in Mrs. Johnson’s performing arts school, years ago, I never thought that one of her daughters, Laurie, Danielle’s teacher would be her lifetime friend/big sister.
Because of this professional and creative CEO of this wonderful school, my grown up baby now lives across the country, too far from me, but when I get worried, I know that I can call her Big Sister Laurie to check on her.
Thanks Adele for my Gift from you! Rest In Peace.

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Dancing School, Friend of Family
Lora Ulrich
Lora Ulrich
1 year ago

I took classes with Adele at the Smith Street Park across from her house in Uniondale for about 15 years and quickly became good friends with her. She was always very supportive of each persons efforts and unique exercise goals and led by the motto “Modify if you have to, but keep moving”. She always encouraged others to do their best, both in exercise as well as in every endeavor.

Spending time with Adele you always got the feeling that she was truly glad to hear from you, interested in what was going on in your life, and she shared her love with everyone around her. Kindness and caring showed in every interaction and all of her thoughtful ways. She certainly lived life to the fullest in every way and worked hard to do the best she could for herself and her many family members.

I feel very honored and blessed for having known such a special person who will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace sweet angel!!

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Reynol Austin
Reynol Austin
1 year ago

Reynol Austin

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Daphney Pierre
Daphney Pierre
1 year ago

I love you GRAMS! Thank you for being there for me and my family! I love you very much and will never forget the great memories we shared! Rest In Peace my love. I have watched you bless so many and I know 1st hand how influential you are. Your wisdom and listening ear. Your uplifting words and advice as I grew up from a teenager to an adult are what I admire. I will cherish the fun times and celebrations. Thank you GRAMS for cheering me on throughout the hardships of life. I love you and will do my best to continue your legacy with what we shared. Bless you and your family GRAMS. The boys love you too ?❤

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Annette Spradley
Annette Spradley
1 year ago

Good Evening to the Johnson Family,
May the Lord Jesus Christ give Each Person in the Family Strength,Peace,Faith,Commitment with Courage, Empowerment to Stand Strong in the Love of the God.
I’ve Been Blessed to Love & Meet & Know Mrs. Adel Johnson & Family Since 1969 from the Adel Johnson Dance School in Hempstead NY.
In Later Year’s our Paths Crossed as Adults in
Wal-Mart Store in Uniondale L.I.
We Exchanged Phone Numbers & Stayed In touch throughout the Year’s.
Mrs. Adel Johnson & Family Welcomed me in Her Heart, Life & Home from Time to Time, What a Blessing.
Thank you Lord Jesus & The Johnson Family for Sharing your Mother with So Many in Life….
Ps. I have Mastered the Art of Tap Dance.
Ps. Ps.
To my Name Sake, Little Nettie aka Janette Johnson, I Love U, Hold On, Call on the Lord Jesus Christ, He will Hear you. Jesus Loves U So Very Much…
Keep the Faith, The Lord Jesus has Brought you to Far, Don’t Turn Back…

How did you know Adele Johnson?
Dancing School, Friend of Family
Charlette
Charlette
1 year ago

Adele was my Great Aunt. My grandmother was one of her oldest sister. Aunt Nora loved❤️❤️❤️ Her soo much. I remember us always coming out to the house. Aunt Adele has that big old mean dog. Lol. May she Rest In Peace. Tell my moms, and grandma. I said we love ❤️ and will all of you greatly❤️❤️❤️

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Ellen Berman Wasserman
Ellen Berman Wasserman
1 year ago

I did not have the honor of knowing Adele Johnson but I do know and love her daughter, Lisa (Lee Lee). We spent many many hours speaking of our mothers together so I feel like I did know Adele. I do know that Adele was a very special lady because she raised the most amazing daughter. Lee Lee is the kindest woman I know. I wish the entire family my deepest sympathy. May your mother’s memories always be a blessing to you all. ❤️❤️❤️

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Carol Dixon-Charles
Carol Dixon-Charles
1 year ago

My Aunt Dell was a very strong and loving person. My mother and her were sister/best friends that grew up in the same household in Harlem. They were extremely close. I have such fond memories of our 4th of July cookouts to celebrate my mom’s birthday at our house in Queens and in later years in Uniondale. I have really fun memories of our early morning Black Friday shopping excursions. For many years our families would celebrate Christmas together and we would have so much fun exchanging gifts, eating and laughing.
Aunt Dell you will be truly missed. I know your girl is happy to finally be reunited with you again. Rest In Peace Auntie. Love you now and forever ?

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Celena Edwards
Celena Edwards
1 year ago

Celena Edwards

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Personal Friend
Celena Edwards
Celena Edwards
Reply to  Celena Edwards
1 year ago

I am a friend of Lisa. Mrs. Johnson will be truly missed. What a treasure. She was used of God in her own way. Bless her. I am praying for all her love ones.

Tony Bell
Tony Bell
1 year ago

Ms. Johnson – Even though we never met in person, I’m so blessed to have had the chance to exchange pleasantries over phone through Kevin. I felt your nurturing spirit in our brief conversations. God called you home because He needed a dance instructor. Now when I hear thunder coming from Heaven, I know it’s just you teaching folk how to tap.

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Family Friend
chauncey nedd
chauncey nedd
1 year ago

chauncey nedd

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Personal Friend, Dancing School, Community
chauncey nedd
chauncey nedd
Reply to  chauncey nedd
1 year ago

All 3 of my daughters were students of Ms Johnson and we all loved her drealy

Howard Mascoe
Howard Mascoe
1 year ago

For the couple times I met A J through her daughter Lisa who is a very good friend to me for many, many years now. A J seems to be a very nice Lady, and base on the report that I read, it proves to be that way. My condolences to the entire Family, specially Lisa. In this time of mourning and grief, may you all find comfort and strength in the God Of Heaven who will supply all our needs according to his riches blessing in Glory , that One Day we all will be with him in Heaven. Thank God for his Amazing Grace, through his son Jesus Christ who died and rose again and will be coming back. A J already gone ahead to her destination, we who left behind, let us make our calling and election are sure to meet our God and Saviour Jesus Christ our soon coming King .God bless you all.
Howie.

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Sabrina Myers
Sabrina Myers
1 year ago

R.I.P my dear grandmother, caretaker, and idol. Thank you is not a word strong enough to express my gratitude for everything you have done for me. You took my fathers last dying wish, for me and my brother to be raised by you – and you fulfilled it to the highest degree. When no one would step up to the plate you did.
You raised all 8 of your own kids, your friends kid’s, and you even raised your grandchildren and your grandchildren‘s kids. You did this all the way into your 90s.

You have accomplished more then anyone has ever done in their lifetime. From helping kids in Africa and having your own dancing school to helping out the community and getting kids off the street to working in the nursing home and the school district.

You were a grandmother to all who had the opportunity to meet you.

I’m happy I was able to be by your side until the end. A life long lived all the way to 94. I will always love you and miss you until we meet again.

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Tina a Moran
Tina a Moran
1 year ago

I will miss Mrs Johnson…I have so many memories of her…I remember her and my mother Mrs Mosley making mine and Lisa’s Halloween costumes I will never forget Mrs Johnson…

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Personal Friend, Patterson Home, Community, Family Friend
Treisha Green
Treisha Green
1 year ago

Treisha Green

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Treisha Green
Treisha Green
Reply to  Treisha Green
1 year ago

As I try to write what Ms. Adele Johnson means to me…
I am overcome with a myriad of emotions. At this time, my emotion is grief for the loss of this wonderful woman for whom I will ALWAYS feel blessed to have come into my life.

Ms. Johnson had this indelible spirit that ALWAYS made me feel LOVED. If one had the pleasure of knowing her, Ms. Johnson had a way to make you feel she genuinely cared to know how you are doing.

As I journey through my emotions, my next feeling is of elation. Thinking about the funny moments we shared throughout the decade at the Uniondale Smith Street Park. When Ms. Johnson found something funny, she would squinch her face, close her eyes, shake her head, move her shoulders and shake her hips. She literally felt the laugh through her entire body. It was as if she had her own choregraphed laughter dance. 🙂

My last emotion is reverence for the woman I referred to as a GENTLE GIANT. Ms. Johnson had this sweet, almost unassuming nature, until she “forgot” how to count during a difficult exercise move! Ms. Johnson exuded strength with a gentle heart. It is the latter that I will remember most about Ms. Johnson, well that and to Relevé for 10 seconds more. 🙂

Pastor Dr. Ashton Nickolus Bell
Pastor Dr. Ashton Nickolus Bell
1 year ago

Mrs. Johnson was a good friend of my grandmother, Mrs. Margret Gillespie, for many years. From this friendship, my sister, and cousins were enrolled in her dance school. This was the opening to my own 20+ years involvement in the arts. We continually would run into each other throughout the years, most memorably when she attended my first public sermon as a minister, and at my older sisters’ graduation from Nassau Community College! She was a force to be reckoned with and one whom you loved upon first meeting her! She will be greatly missed!

How did you know Adele Johnson?
Dancing School, Family Friend
Reynol Austin
Reynol Austin
1 year ago

Reynol Austin:My Aunt gave me one ithe best childhoods I could imagine. From Roller Skating to dancing barbecues in bacK yard game playing in the house. She educated us and gave us a since of purpose. Adele Johnson let us know THAT WE MATTERED. I ? YOU AUNTIE. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR LIFE WITH ME. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. SAY HI TO MOM AN AUNT SHEILA FOR ME. IT PAINS ME THAT I WILL MISS YOU GUYS SO MUCH.

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Joyce Holley
Joyce Holley
Reply to  Reynol Austin
1 year ago

Love and blessings always. “Dancin’ feet” forever.

Paula & Robert & Micheala Peck
Paula & Robert & Micheala Peck
Reply to  Joyce Holley
1 year ago

Lee Lee has always shared Her love for Her Fine Mother! We feel the Love. We see now, where LeeLee’s Strong sense of Self comes from. Our deep condolences to Lee Lee and all of the Family. May Adele Rest In Peace.

Pam Graves-Williams and Family
Pam Graves-Williams and Family
1 year ago

To the Family of Ms. Adele Johnson,
Your mother was a phenomenal woman for us to follow. May God bless all of you.
Love,
Pam Graves-Williams and Family

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Community, Family Friend
LaVonne Edwards
LaVonne Edwards
1 year ago

I am so saddened by the passing of Ms Johnson. I have known her my entire life , greater than 50 years. She was one of my mother’s best friends,and I grew up as a young girl watching their friendship grow.. I spent many hours in her dancing school and traveling with the troup to display our talents. She was firm but caring, and demanded our best. My love for music and dance was birthed through her. These past four years have been particularly special for me because as an adult Ms Johnson and I have been able to have many deep conversations about the ups and downs of life and shared our feeling. Sometimes leaving us both in tears. I admired her tenacity to take on the care of a baby at her age, no matter what the circumstances. She will truly be missed. I envision my mother’s face as she stands in heaven and recognizes her friend has come home.

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Personal Friend, Dancing School, Community, Family Friend
TANYA HILL
TANYA HILL
1 year ago

TANYA HILL

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Brie Dean
Brie Dean
1 year ago

Ma Adele

After years of telephone conversations, my first meeting with Ma Adele was in a fancy New York City hotel and she was wearing a big white puffy coat. She hugged me tight and pulled me into that big coat, but in a good way, a very nice motherly way. She held my shoulders, looked me in the eye and said you’re all right and I was. She made me feel like she was genuinely interested in knowing how I was doing and at the same time telling me I was all right.

I later learned that was her way. We chatted on and she made me feel special. Some had mentioned she wasn’t really the hugging type, so I really felt special. She pulled a newspaper clipping out of that puffy coat and shared a story of her being honored from her community.

What I remember most was her looking so very proud. She stood up straighter as she talked not so much about the award, she spoke on about the importance of being honored by the people she considered friends. I could hear the passion in her voice and I knew this honor meant a lot to her.

She described feeling honored and respected by the people who knew and loved her. It was her community. The honor and respect from the community, the people she considered her friends, these were the people who knew her, and loved her. She smiled a lot when she talked about the various ways she had served the community over the years.

A single mother, who owned a dance studio raised her children and mothered many others, had a very practiced and rhythmic way with life.
She called me every year on my birthday. This year she sang happy birthday to me. I almost wished I hadn’t answered the phone so I could have saved that special message. But from now on every birthday will be like a gift from her and I will forever hear her singing to me.

She inspired me. When I met her at the age of 84 she was working in her community as an aerobics instructor to other seniors. I actually considered taking the class until she described an exercise technique called “walking the wall”. She told me I would have to do this. She said, “You going to walk the wall.” Did I mention she was 84 and could walk the wall? I couldn’t even make it make sense in my head. So get out of here, no way did I take that class.

Over the years of knowing her I witnessed her passion for touching the lives of others. One thing for sure, and anyone that knew her would say, Ma Adele was always herself and would give up everything for what she believed, especially if she believed in you.

And so I fell in Love with this strong, powerful, and beloved woman, who made me feel special. The outpouring of love from the kind words, which have been shared by her family and community, proves she is still counted among the most beloved. Ma Adele, thank you for touching my heart the way you have with so many others by making life just a little bit sweeter than it was.
Rest well our beloved and tell my Mom hello.

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Lu Sparkman & Mari Barraz
Lu Sparkman & Mari Barraz
1 year ago

We didn’t have the honor of knowing your Mom, Laurie, but she left such an impressive daughter that we are so fortunate to call a “forever friend”. Her lifelong love of dance and service was such a special gift she passed on to you and, we’re sure, all of your family. We’re so sorry for your loss but forever grateful to your Mom for raising such a wonderful daughter – we love you, dear friend. God Bless your Mom and may she be forever at peace after such a wonderful, rewarding life following her dream.

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Celena
Celena
1 year ago

What a wonderful tribute and I’m saddened that I did not get to meet such an inspiring person. I can see that she touched so many people’s lives and had a great impact on her community. I didn’t know Adele but I know Laurie and I see how she was made in greatness. All my love to her family, friends and community. Sleep Peacefully ❤️❤️❤️

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Shelli Margheritis
Shelli Margheritis
1 year ago

Shelli Margheritis

Sending much love to the entire family during this time. It was wonderful to read about Adele; such an accomplished woman. She truly is an inspiration; such a role model by her profound dedication to her family and tremendous contribution to the Arts.

My heartfelt condolences –
Shelli

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Marina Phillips
Marina Phillips
1 year ago

Sending love to this beautiful family. Wow what am amazing women! If Laurie is the spark that came from Adele she must have been one awesome fire!

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Sabrina McNeill
Sabrina McNeill
1 year ago

Definitely a Pillar of the Community and a big part of our life at Adele Johnson’s Dance School. You’ve earned your Crown may your Legacy live on. Sending our Love to Ms. Johnson and the family: Sabrina McNeill-Brooks and Charest McNeill

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Dory Brooker
Dory Brooker
10 months ago

Laurie— so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. ? What a long, full life she had! Still, loss is never easy. May you and your family continue to find comfort in the many memories of her. I also find comfort in scripture. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 and Revelation 21:3,4. Just heard your podcast and wanted to send our condolences.

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Shelley Martin
Shelley Martin
10 months ago

While I did not have the great pleasure of knowing this incredible lady, I am very blessed to know one of her beautiful children, The wonderful Ms Laurie Johnson. After reading this beautiful tribute, I now know the Apple does not fall far from the tree. I send my deepest condolences to Laurie and the rest of her family and friends that I’m sure will feel the void of this great lady for many years. My prayers for peace are with you all.

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Belinda & Imelda
Belinda & Imelda
10 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk06reU3CFM

Mrs. Johnson – Adele
May you Rest In Peace!

I loved your strength
I loved your heart and soul
I loved your laugh
I loved your curiosity for technology

I always admired your strong character and the way you would push everyone to do their very best!

You gave a lot to the community and always strived to provide direction to those in need!

Thank you for your service to others and thank you for being a great friend and mentor.

Mom and I will always think of you and remember 911, fried chicken and enchiladas, NYC street fairs, the Grand Hyatt, Chinatown, Century City and the Long Island railroad!

We love you and we will deeply miss you!

Love,
Belinda & Imelda

How did you know Adele Johnson?
Personal Friend, Slim & Trim, Family Friend