Patrice M. Johnson, age 48 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 at home surrounded by her family.
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Patrice was born June 25, 1971 in Fort Wainwright, Alaska the daughter of Charles H., Jr. and Martha P. (Caldwell) Stoddard. She was married to Richard Johnson.
A resident of the Jefferson City area for most of her life, Patrice was employed at several area nursing homes for over fifteen years as a Certified Medication Technician.
Patrice’s world revolved around her children and grandchildren. They will remember her caring heart and how she unconditionally loved them. She was the type of person that many called “Mom” because she made sure to love not only on her family but any of their friends and neighbors. She just wanted anyone around her to be happy and could lighten the mood with a hug or a joke. Her favorite role in life was being a grandma and she took great pride in helping care for her grandchildren, especially her grandson, Avontaye, who lived with her. Patrice also enjoyed listening to music, playing computer games and watching her favorite shows on television with her daughters.
Survivors include: four children, Jessica Wunneburger and her husband Jonathan of Springfield, Mo., Sky Glover of Jefferson City, Mo., Alexis Murdock of Jefferson City, Mo., and Alayna Newcomer of Springfield, Mo.; her parents, Charles and Pat Stoddard of Strafford, Mo.; one brother, Jason Stoddard and his wife Jennifer of Marshfield, Mo.; and five grandchildren, Avontaye Glover, Kandice Wunneburger, Morgan Wunneburger, Greyson Burns, and Ryder Berras.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Merle and Katherine Caldwell; her paternal grandparents, Russell and Peggy Rosenberry; one uncle, Bryan Stoddard; and a good friend, Melvin Libbert.
Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 with a Celebration of Patrice’s Life immediately following at 12:00 p.m. in the Freeman Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the National Autism Association.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.