Doni Rae Johnson

  • Born: October 29, 1960
  • Died: January 12, 2013
  • Location: Kokomo, Indiana

Tribute & Message From The Family

Doni Rae Johnson, 52, Kokomo, passed away at 2:26 AM, Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Saint Joseph Hospital. She was born on October 29, 1960 to Donald and Mary Walker in Kokomo. On May 6, 1988, she married James Brian Johnson, who survives.

Doni was a homemaker, staying at home raising their loving daughter Catagan. She enjoyed watching ghost adventures, and all kinds of animals, especially her cats. She dearly loved her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her; parents; Donald and Mary Walker, Kokomo, her husband: James Brian Johnson, Kokomo, her daughter; Catagan Johnson, Kokomo, one sister; Cris Smith, Indianapolis, cousins; Angie Fye, Kokomo, Terry Nae, Kokomo, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Walker.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM, January 17, 2013 at Crown Point Cemetery in Kokomo, with Kennith Cockrell officiating.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I don't even know where to start. I thought of you as my idol when I was growing up, and thought you would be here forever! We could talk for hours talking about our soap opera or just life in general. You will be missed more then you could ever imagine! Love you bunches!!

Posted by Wendy Mitchell - Indianapolis, IN - Niece   January 18, 2013


For my little sister, Love you miss you! <3>

Posted by EL Rich - McConnellsburg, PA - Sister   January 17, 2013


I would like to say that my first regret is never knowing you. My deepest and sincere heartfelt love to my Grandmother and Grandfather and cousin Catagan, I dont know any of you but I cant imagine the pain you must be going through. My you find peace and comfort in your time of you to you all!

Posted by Piety Wasilko - McConnellsburg, PA - Niece   January 17, 2013


Brian and Catagan please accept our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts.May you find consolation in knowing that others care.Wish I can be there,I'm sure you heard story of things me and Doni did And the memory lives on

Posted by Brenda (Harrington) Kennedy - Kokomo, IN - Friend   January 17, 2013


My heart is breaking to know that I will never again hear your laugh or just talk for hours about everything and nothing. You were the one I talked to when I was down and now I feel so alone without you here. I will never forget you and I will forever miss you like crazy.You were my partner in crime.....We shared alot of secrets and had alot of good times together.....Until we meet again RIP. my dear friend......I will always think of you. Tell my Mom and Mike hello and hug them for me.....Love Ya Sis.

Posted by Tammy Cummings - kokomo, IN - lifelong friend "sister"   January 17, 2013

Doni will be very much missed. I will miss her and thank of her often.. We could sit on the phone with each other for hours talking about a silly soap opera. I will have fond memories of her forever.

Posted by Angie Combs - kokomo, IN - Friend   January 17, 2013

Brian and Catagan my heart goes out to you! There are no words I can say to help ease the pain, I love you both so much.. Doni I love you so much!!! Your my sweets!!!! And there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you!!!! Me and lil man are going to miss you so much!!!! We love you sweets!!!! R.I.P

Posted by Lindsay Carpenter - Lehigh Acres, FL - Best friend   January 16, 2013

Doni is my cousin by blood, she is my friend by love.
She is just a fun person to know, love ya kido

Posted by Terry Nay - kokomo, IN - cousin   January 16, 2013

me and cat will always love and miss her now n forever. On may 6 1988 at 5:30 pm in highland park was the happiest day of my life i married my soulmate doni. We both worked at laughners caf. thats where i met her .she loved and protected her catagan she tought her how to cook and try to clean those two were like two peas in a pod . we love you and miss you always and for all eternity .love you silky aka bo aka tubawaba.

Posted by brian n catagan johnson - kokomo, IN - husband n daughter   January 16, 2013

Doni was my daughter in law and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. "AND IT IS IN DYING THAT WE ARE BORN TO ETERNAL LIFE."

Posted by Teresa Adcock - Kokomo, IN - Mother in law   January 15, 2013


You are in my prayers. You have always been a wonderful cousin to me. You will Always Be Loved and Sadly Missed by ALL of us. Love Always Your Cousin, Vicki & Family

Posted by Vicki A Dunlap - Kokomo, IN - cousin   January 15, 2013


Posted by Joanne Ward - peru, IN - CHILDHOOD FRIEND   January 15, 2013

Doni I still can't believe your gone but Heaven gained an awesome angel. We will miss you so much. Thanks for being my friend. Love you!

Posted by Michelle Patterson - kokomo, IN - friend   January 15, 2013


Sis, I will miss you so much. I will always love you. Although I was the oldest and you the youngest, we were the closest. Even though you used to beat up on me and get away with it, being the baby....we were always there for each other as much as possible.

There are some omissions to the obituary - our half brother's name was Donald Hawk. She is also survived by a sister, Darlane Richards, of Pennsylvania. She was also predeceased by a sister, Kandy Floyd, and grandparents, Donald and Elsie (Nuner) Walker, and Fred and Gladys (Nay)Turner.

She was loved by her family, including nephew, Scott Gasaway, and niece Wendy Mitchell, her husband Jack, and Doni's great niece, Katarina Mitchell, and great nephews Dylan and Jordan Mitchell.

Doni, we will all miss you terribly. I miss our funny texts back and forth. I still have the last voice mail I got from you, and will treasure it.

Love you to the moon and back baby sis.

Posted by Chris Walker Smith - Camby, IN - Sister   January 15, 2013


I met Doni in middle school. We became good friends. Although we lost touch over the years, I still consider her a very good friend. My heart goes out to the family. She will be truly missed.

Posted by Tammy J Henson - Kokomo, IN - Friends   January 15, 2013


Doni was a beautiful person inside and out and I am blessed to have known her even if it was just on facebook. We have shared many laughs, memories and tears. She will be sadly missed by us and lots of people that love her dearly.

Posted by Mark & Angela Hancock - Rochester, IN - Friend   January 15, 2013

I remember doni from years ago when i was married to her neighbor,allen Burress at the time.and then we connected on fb about 6 months ago and i took care of her at the hospitial when she came in one day..We became friends and keep in touch..She was a good person and will be greatly missed..RIP my friend..I will never forget the long talk we had that had both of us crying and hugging..You were my friend,,Prayers for her friends and family..Mary lou "Pickard",, "Burress" ,Harmon..

Posted by Mary Burress Harmon - kokomo, IN - friend   January 15, 2013