IN MEMORIAM: DR. DONNA L. JOHNSON, CLASS OF 1968

IN MEMORIAM: DR. DONNA L. JOHNSON, CLASS OF 1968

Dr. Donna Lynn Johnson, Class of 1968, passed away peacefully at home on April 6, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born in Chicago on April 27, 1945. She attended the Chicago Lab School. At age 15, she left high school to attend Fisk University in Nashville. At 19, Dr. Johnson begand medical school at Howard University. After graduating, she married her former classmate, Dr. Percy David Mitchell Jr. Donna and Percy completed their residencies in New York, and had their first son, Percy David Mitchell III. 

The family moved to Dayton, where they had two daughters, Nancy and Tiffany. In 1979, Dr. Johnson moved to Chicago to continue her opthalmology practice on South Jeffrey Boulevard. Dr. Johnson is survived by her sisters Nancy and Judge Moira Johnson, her three children, her son-in-law James and two grandchildren, Andrew and Madeleine. Dr. Johnson was an intelligent and loving doctor, sister, cousin, mother, grandmother, aunt and dear friend to a community of people who will love and miss her dearly.

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