Mary Jeanette Johnson, Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother recently of Medford, New Jersey, born in Russellville, Alabama on January 29, 1932, passed away peacefully at The Chelsea at Manalapan, New Jersey on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at the age of 91.\n\nHer parents were Thomas Lee Robinson and Minnie Leona Fisher Robinson. She attended Barrett Manual Training High School in Henderson Kentucky and after graduation served as a mobile radiology nurse checking patients in the surrounding countryside for tuberculosis. She married her high school sweetheart and lifelong love, Loren Young Johnson on December 26, 1954.\n\nShe was preceded in death by her beloved husband Loren Young Johnson, her sisters Mrs. Tommie Lee Stephens, Mrs. Frances Montechie, and her brothers Jackson Robinson, James A. Robinson, John Robinson, Larry Rex Robinson and her firstborn grandson Zachariah Laurano.\nShe is survived by her brother Bobby Ray Robinson, two daughters Elizabeth Laurano and Margaret Johnson – Bartie, and four grandchildren Mary and Rose Laurano, Amanda and Charles Pratt, and her great grandson Liam Laurano.\nThe service and inurnment will be private, if desired friends may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Foundation.\n\n\nMary Jeanette was a multifaceted woman with many diverse interests. She was a talented artist and created many exquisite artworks using multiple mediums, watercolors, pen & ink drawings & oil painting on canvas, which still grace the family home.\nShe was also a skilled seamstress who made fabulous detailed Easter outfits for herself and her daughters. She would go to Lord and Taylor department store and look at the latest styles and then come home and re-create it making her own pattern and sewing the garments.\nShe made wonderful memorable Halloween costumes as well,\nOne year the family were all Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls.\n\nShe was a voracious reader and student of history, literature and gardening who transformed much of her knowledge into a series of lectures which she traveled up and down the East Coast delivering to enthralled audiences, complete with a carload full of fascinating display items to visually extrapolate her words.\n\nShe was a member and also the president of the Pinelands Garden Club for many years, sharing her love of gardening with others, focusing especially on native plants and their environmental importance. She spearheaded the Native Plant Garden as well as the Trail of Freedom Tree planting at the Rutgers Display Gardens both of which still exist today as a testament to her concern for the Earth.\n\nShe was also skilled in the kitchen. We all remember the many delicious meals made from the Gourmet Cookbooks (Cassoulet for one) and fantastic themed birthday cakes (Carebear, Lord Brocktree and the Qudditch cake to name a few). She would make a special cake for each of us for many years, until cleverly passing the torch by sending anyone interested to cake decorating school.\n\nShe was loved to the end and will be remembered in our hearts till they cease to beat.