Jessica Latorie Shade-Johnson was born on September 8, 1976 in Laurel, MS to Beulah Mae Scarbrough Shade and the late Ben Alford Shade. On November 3, 2021, God called her home. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Rena Mae Terrell, father Ben Alford Shade, and stepson Maurice Daniel.
Jessica attended school in Wiggins, MS and later moved to Gulfport, MS, where she met her husband, Fred Johnson. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Diamondhead MS. Then she decided to join a travel agency, providing the best care possible for her patients over the course of many years.
She was the most loving, kind, and hard-working person anyone could have ever met. She loved her family. If you needed her, any time, any day, she was there. She was the first one to arrive and the last one to leave. She was no doubt the life of any party. Our own personal dancing and singing machine. She was a person that once you met her, you would never forget her, the one and only Shorty Cowboy (Cowgirl).
Jessica will be greatly missed and leaves to cherish her loving memories, her husband Fred Johnson. Three sons, James Earle Shade (Shantelle Coleman), Malcolm Lashawn Shade-Johnson, Lavernius Ahmod Johnson, and one daughter Wendalyn Denise Shade. Two stepsons, Ra’Freddiel Simone Johnson and Monya Travion Johnson. Two granddaughters, Jess’Lynn Nicole Shade and Raven Marshall. Eleven step-grandchildren, Amahdrey Shade, K’Nova Bailey, Siarah and Kloie Johnson, Andreanna, Izayiah, Rodericus, and Kamerion Coleman, Adrian Dunklin, Hassan Williams and Symya Stokes. Three sisters, Wendy Shade Slaton (Melvin) of Pass Christian,MS, Kathryn Shade Cooley (Timothy) of Vancleave, MS, Tammy Shade (Moses Huddleston) of Long Beach, MS. Eight brothers, Malcolm Shade, Willie Shade (Tina), Robin Shade (Rose) of Wiggins, Johnny Shade (Veronica), John Shade, Don Shade, Ricky Shade, Anthony Shade, all of Gulfport MS. Five God children, Deshazior Marshall (Maurice), Rockell Shade, Nickoles Williams, Tyree McNair, and Jaliyah Hartzog. Five very special friends, Vanessa Johnson, Jackie Wise, Donna Stevens, Jackie Hartfield, and Cheetara Flowers, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends made wherever she travelled and worked.
The family has scheduled a Celebration of Jessica's Life for Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Trinity Funeral Services in McHenry. Visitation begins at 10:00 AM, with a chapel service set for 12:00 noon with Minister Lorenzo Johnson officiating. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Johnson family in their time of need and asks everyone to keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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