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In Memory of

Elaine Hattie Johnson

January 3, 1935 - May 30, 2017

Obituary


Elaine Hattie Johnson, a long-time resident of Cambria Heights, N.Y. and Phoenix, Arizona, died Tuesday the 30th of May at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital in Hempstead, NY.

Elaine was born in 1935 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. She was the third child of Prairie and Janis Gilmore. Her Mother Prairie was an orphan herself who raised Elaine and her four siblings during the depression and wartime eras in the1930s, 40's & 50's. Elaine married and raised three children. She pursued her GED and eventually went on to receive an Associate...

Elaine Hattie Johnson, a long-time resident of Cambria Heights, N.Y. and Phoenix, Arizona, died Tuesday the 30th of May at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital in Hempstead, NY.

Elaine was born in 1935 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. She was the third child of Prairie and Janis Gilmore. Her Mother Prairie was an orphan herself who raised Elaine and her four siblings during the depression and wartime eras in the1930s, 40's & 50's. Elaine married and raised three children. She pursued her GED and eventually went on to receive an Associate degree in Nursing from Queensboro College in Queens, NY 1980. She worked as a Psychiatric Registered Nurse at Creedmoor State Hospital until she retired in 1985. Elaine continued her Nursing career at Queens General Hospital and Arizona State Hospital after she retired.

Prior to Elaine becoming an RN she worked as a Psychiatric attendant in 1950s and later an Education and Training Coordinator where she supported and encouraged others like herself to pursue their educational goals and careers in the nursing psychiatric field throughout her workplace in the 1970s and 80s. Elaine our Mother was always there to support her family and others when needed in all our endeavors and guide us in life with her wisdom and life experiences.

Elaine loved her family, people, cooking, good food and to socialize. She enjoyed life, learning, teaching, reading (especially the Bible) and sharing her faith. She loved engaging in thoughtful discussions, debating social issues and going on outings with family. Elaine had had many friends and neighbors on both the east and west coast. She had a wonderful smile, was honest, intelligent, truthful and a realist. She was always speaking from her heart, was straight to the point and you knew that she always had your back when you walked in truth. She would tell us that our Grand Mother Prairie often would say to her "that no one was better than you and you were no better than them". "Treat people the way you want to be treated with kindness and respect" the golden rule "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" (Matt. 7:12).

Elaine is survived by her three children Patricia, James & Pauline. Her grandson, Marcquette, his wife, Veralyn and their children; Great grandchildren Shanice, Ayanna, Lathenia, and Marcquette II who all live in Phoenix and Mesa AZ. Each one has brought her great joy and blessings in her later years. She was very proud of all their accomplishments. Elaine is also survived by grandchildren, nieces and nephews throughout the country. My Mother, Elaine, will be always in our hearts and memories. God bless her.