Ruth Jeannette Johnson

Pinckney, Michigan

At age 90 died peacefully Friday September 27, 2019. Born June 17, 1929 in Manchester, MI, the daughter of Lewis and Lena (Barnes) Alber.

Ruth resided in Pinckney for over 45years. Prior to retirement, Ruth worked at Ford Motor Company, Sarah Coventry, and Park Lane.


Ruth’s biggest passion was her love for her children and grandchildren, whom she greatly adored.

She is survived by her siblings: Raymond Alber of Jackson; and Norma (Joe) Beckerman of Plymouth. Also surviving are her six children: Joffre (Jock) Crawford of Grass Lake; Glenn (Jane) Wilkerson of Grass Lake; Cheryl Wilkerson of Pinckney, Tim (Pam DeGolia) Wilkerson of Jackson; Kim Wilkerson of Manchester; and Terry (Amy) Wilkerson of Grass Lake; and grandchildren: Jacki (Job), Thomas, Channon (Jason), Carrie (Stephen), Timmy, Travis, Tyler (Samantha), Chris, Joshua, and Hally, as well as fifteen great-grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her spouse Carl A. Johnson; parents Lewis and Lena (Barnes) Alber and siblings: Wayne Alber, Robert Alber, and Marie Abdon.

A private family memorial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo. Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Arbor Hospice and Shekinah Christian Church, Ann Arbor, MI.