Sandra L. Johnson
  Feb. 12, 1952 - October 15, 2012

Sandra L. Johnson, age 60, passed away on Monday October 15, 2012 at St. Vincent Health Center.
She was born in Akron, Ohio on February 12, 1952, daughter of the late Duane E. and Lillian J. Haines Harkless.
Sandra had lived in the Erie area most of her life. She was a graduate of Fort LeBeouf High School, Class of 1969, and graduated from J.H. Thompson Beauty Academy where she was employed for several years.

She was a member of Henderson United Methodist Church. Sandra was a volunteer with the food pantry and the Summer Lunch Program at Henderson United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the church choir.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Duane Harkless, Jr.; two infant daughters, Annette Marie and Mary Louise Johnson; and her best friend, Cindy Granger.

Sandra is survived by her partner, Michael Wallace; her daughter, Melony Johnson (Antwane) of Erie; two sons, Billy Johnson (Jen) and Johnathan Johnson (Jennifer) all of Erie; five sisters, Kathleen Fuller, Dorothy Gilkey, Gail Gilkey (Robert), Susan Harkless (Terry) and Barbara Harkless all of Erie; four grandchildren, Javan Johnson, Tammara McCalebb and Johnathan Johnson, Jr. all of Erie, and LaVon Gold of Dallas, Texas; her stepfather, Alfred Phillips of Erie; her close friend and family physician, Dr. Gary Esper; many nieces nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She is laid to rest at  Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
Sandy will always have a place here, at Life Ever After.
Comments, photos and prayers are accepted and posted as received. Email







Feb, 12, 2017

Heavenly Father thank you for waking me up this morning I would like to send up a very very special bday wish to my Big sister sandy sissy I miss you so much words can't explain I can still here you call my name bug make me some cigarettes make me some coffee you up come sit with me oh how I miss those words Nd holidays Nd beats nd just combing your hair Nd singing Xmas songs I know your in the best loving hands you can be I know you watch over me I feel you all around me whispering in my ear I love you sissy Nd proud of the women you have become I love you sis you may b gone but you are never forgotten ever until we meet again tell mommy Nd daddy I love them Nd to save me a seat in heaven RIH my sweet Angel
love, your little sister love ❤️ you
Barbara Shields



February 12, 2016

Heavenly father please give me strength to make it through today I want to to send up a very very special birthday wish to my big sissy sandy happy 64 sissy I love and miss you so much not a day goes by I don't think of you you will always be my Valentine I miss our morning coffee and hearing you say bug you awake I need some cigarettes rolled lol but I finally did it you always said please quit smoking before you get like me well I did sissy 6 months but you already know that give mommy a kiss and hug for me tell her I love her I know you see how I'm doing and know you are proud especially when you see me getting my praise on I found the best church ever you nd mommy would of loved it I will see you again I promise you may be gone sissy but you are never forgotten God bless you and Happy Birthday dance for me to love you infinity love your baby sissy bug lol
Barb Harkless Shields

From face book
Melony Johnson

Hope White Miss her and grandma keep ur head up Mel !

Tahlia Lynn Keep your head up your a very strong woman
Melony Johnson she's forever with you in your heart. I love u 2 the moon and back cousin!!!!!##!
Barb Harkless Shields She happy dancing with Jesus your strong God see you through he does me love you

Oct. 15, 2015



February 12,2015
Stopping by  to wish Sandy a from all of us.


October 15, 2014

Your family remembers you today and misses you.


May 11, 2014


Feb. 14, 2014


January 1, 2014

from your family



October 15, 2013
On the anniversary of your passing, your family and friends are gathering at Henderson United Methodist Church for a dinner in your honor.

You are remembered and loved deeply.


May 12, 2013

Feb 12, 2013

Wishing Sandy a Happy Birthday. Although she is gone from our sight, her family still celebrates her day.
November 15, 2012
I took care of Sandy at MCH.
She was a wonderful person and she will be missed. my sympathy to the family
Jessica Hultberg,
Erie, Pennsylvania
October 25, 2012
Mama I miss you and love you so much you are and always will be my mom!!!
love you mama i will make you proud that i am a good mother to your grandchild... love you mama
October 24, 2012
So sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. As young children we had some fun times growing up
We both shared the same birthday, our mothers were in the same hospital and same room together.. only Sandy was born first.
Keeping u all close in our hearts and prayers
October 20, 2012

Sooooo sorry to hear.... Prayers are with all of you She will be missed !
Pam & Fred Owens,
erie, Pennsylvania
October 20, 2012

Love and Miss You Auntie, You will always me in my heart.
Tanya Williams,
Erie, Pennsylvania
October 19, 2012
May the Lords peace be with your family.
Schiefelbein Tina,
Fairview, Pennsylvania
October 18, 2012
thoughts and prayers r with you and your family going to miss you aunt sandy
 love the Cooper family
mercy, omega cooper
October 18, 2012
We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
I remember when we would visit as children...we always paired off with the sibling closet to our age and had lots of fun.
Gloria Harkless,
North Carolina
October 17, 2012

Gabrielle Snider,
Omaha, Nebraska
October 17, 2012
To a great and wonderful women she will be missed
David Docter,
erie, Pennsylvania
October 17, 2012
Rest In Paradise aunt sandy love you gone but never forgotten
Rshawn Bibbs,
Erie, Pennsylvania
October 17, 2012
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
John yolanda hopkins,
erie, Pennsylvania
October 17, 2012
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Mary Patchen,
Elfrida, Arizona
October 17, 2012
I remember being around her since I was younger. Sandy was a wonderful woman.
The world was a blessed place with her in it. Life threw so many things at her and she still held her head up high.
 She did a great job raising her children. She loved Billy, Melony, and Jon so much. Her grandchildren were her heart.
All I know is that when my mother needed a friend she was there, and when one was worried and needed reassurance she was there.

"My children why do you weep?
My body is only in eternal sleep. The shell you knew was a temporary thing,
My soul is with God when He took it up on Eagle's wings.

I am no longer suffering
nor am I in pain.
I know that your lives may not seem the same.
But think of it this way as life moves on,
My soul can be with you all and I am not gone.

God has wrapped His arms around me with a hug so warm and serene
And the place I am in now is better then where I have ever been!

So don't weep for me my loved ones, I will be there for you as I can.
But it up to you do do your good deeds to end up where I am. Rejoice for me in knowing in your hearts is where I will stay.
And know God's love for you grows stronger by each passing day."
Heather Docter,
Sharon, Pennsylvania
October 17, 2012

Even though I only knew you for a short period of time, I am grateful that god had blessed me with the chance to have met a lovable sweet-hearted person as yourself.
I know you are in the hands of the lord and we shall meet again in paradise but until then you will be greatly missed. My prayers are with your family always
erie, Pennsylvania
October 17, 2012

To the family of Sandy, Im sorry to hear of your loss,Prayers to the family...
Joyce LaZar (Buczynski),
Erie, Pennsylvania
October 17, 2012
To all Sandy's sisters and Family-

So sorry to hear of Sandy's passing.
Sandy was a sweet kind woman who will be dearly missed.
You will be in my prayers.

Sharyn Michali
October 17, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
jerry roberts,
erie, Pennsylvania
October 17, 2012
I'm sorry your mom pass away would you have jeannie k call meat 814 452-4218 ok or sandra ki8d ok or i need to no if i can come there at all ok
Robert Lee,
Erie, Pennsylvania
October 17, 2012

Prayers to the family. May God hold you in his arms and comfort you in this time.
LeRoy & Stephanie Brown,
Bemus Point, New York
October 17, 2012
Words can't explain how much I love n miss u dearly, I try to remember the good times I had with u for 32 years.
She was a sweet woman and loved everyone dearly, I made a promise to u to always look after billy n that's a promise I will always honor.
I wake up n just wanna come down n hear u say oooooh Tahlia I'm glad u came early I missed u.
I will never forget u never I love u aunt sandy u will forever remain in my heart.
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