Johnson, Jacquelyn Denise (nee Hopkins), 48, died on Wednesday, May 14 at her residence after a courageous 2-year battle with lung cancer. Jackie is preceded in death by her grandparents, parents (Sharon and Jack Hopkins), and a sister Jeanne Wheatley. Beloved wife of Gregory Johnson of Waterloo, IL: dear mother of Jeremy Johnson of Waterloo and Ashleigh Johnson of St. Louis, MO; dear daughter-in-law to Doris Johnson of Belleville, IL; dear sister of John Hopkins (Marsha) of Swansea, IL, Mike Hopkins (Jane) of Belleville, IL, Jeff Hopkins of Belleville, and Janis Hopkins-Nugent (Tim) of St. Louis, MO; dear sister-in-law to Kim Rolfe of Shiloh, IL who was a dear friend and like a sister to Jackie, Tim Johnson of Effingham, IL and Michael Wheatley of Dupo, IL; beloved aunt to 11 nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews.
Jackie held a great compassion for animals and gave home to many strays over the years. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.