Shawn Patrice Johnson, age 46, of Hoffman Estates, IL passed away on December 16, 2016 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, IL. Shawn was born in Chicago, IL on September 5, 1970 to her loving parents, Patrick and Geneva McCammon.
Shawn graduated from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in graphic design at Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL. She was married to the love of her life, Alonzo Johnson, for twenty years although they have known and loved each other for a total of 26 years. Together they have been raising four children.
Shawn was a devoted wife and mother who always put family first. To her, family was much more than just the people in her loving home. She looked forward to spending time with her extended family for holidays, BBQ’s, family reunions, and yearly trip to the Wisconsin Dells.
Loved ones will remember Shawn’s vibrant, warm, outgoing personality, and, contagious laughter. She was a selfless being with a joyful spirit, who would accept you as you were, with an open heart and mind. Her family will miss her awesome cooking with an endless variety of multi-cultural meals reflecting her multi-cultural friendships.
Shawn worked as an administrative assistant at the executive office for WINGS, a domestic violence and homeless shelter. Prior to that, she worked for Native Floral Inc. creating floral designs and displays for Costco stores.
Shawn was a very energetic member of Willow Creek Community Church (South Barrington) where she participated in various activities, volunteered for several ministries such as the care center, youth ministries, and domestic and international food packing for those in need. Shawn also served her community as a longtime PTA volunteer and president at her children’s school, John Muir Literacy Academy in Hoffman Estates. She belonged to three book clubs including R.A.W. (Readers of African-American Works). She also organized and participated in neighborhood bible study groups. Known by all the children in the area as Mrs. Johnson, she provided them with motherly love and support.
Shawn’s personal interests covered a wide spectrum: studying God’s Word, nutrition, personal relationships or simply how to be a better person. Shawn was always focused on health and wellness, both physical and spiritual, and she loved sharing that knowledge with others.
She is survived by her loving husband, Alonzo; children, Sydney, 22, Avrey, 20, Zoie, 14 and Rylee, 12; parents Patrick (Terry) McCammon and Yahlee baht Israel (aka Geneva Gibson);, brothers Basonge Jason and Geoffrey Patrick McCammon.
Visitation will be 11:00a.m til time of service at 12:00p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Willow Creek Community Church Chapel, 67 Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to WINGS Program, Inc. via online donations at wingsprogram.com (Donate Button) – Donations by phone (847) 519-7820 or mail at P.O. Box 95615, Palatine IL 60095
Arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.