Johnson, Dicy Lee was born in Webster Parish in Louisiana on December 10, 1931 to the union of Tishie and Thomas Williams. She was the youngest of four children. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Dicy confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized in Webster Parish where she spent her childhood and early adult life. She along with her family relocated to Chicago, IL where she attended and graduated from Englewood High School. Dicy and James Jeff Johnson, Sr. united in Holy Matrimony at Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Their lives were blessed with three children Regina (Nobie) Mercer, James Jeff Johnson Jr., and Linda (Rick) Flenoy. Dicy then attended and graduated from Madam C.J. Walker Beauty School in Chicago, IL. She became a Registered Beauty Culturist and partnered with her sister in owning and operating Sisters Beauty Shop. With their ever-increasing success they along with their brother Thomas opened and operated Southern Barbecue House, which was located in Chicago. In her earlier years Dicy was crowned Queen of the Bud Biliken Parade. With age the same beauty that gained that notoriety blossomed and became a light, which reflected her strong relationship with the LORD. After living in Joliet, IL since 2003, Dicy leaves to cherish a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Her care will be entrusted to: Taylor Funeral Home 63 E. 79th Street, Chicago, IL. Her going home will be held on Friday, September 18, 2009 at: Carter Temple CME Church 7841 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60619, Wake at 10:00 a.m. and Funeral at 11:00 a.m. Phone: 773-874-0175. Interment Restvale Cemetery Worth, IL.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Sept. 17, 2009