Kathy Leigh Johnson, 41, of Woodbury, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021. She was born on Friday, January 11, 1980 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Preceding her in death were her father, Bobby Huddleston and mother, Nancy (Timothy) Graham.
She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Jeremy Johnson; daughters, Katelyn Bucey of Woodbury and Christina Bucey of Bradyville; step-daughters, Nevaeh Miller and Jaria Johnson both of Woodbury; step-sons, Dillon Howell and Dawson Gage both of Woodbury; sister, Brandy Ray of Taylorsville, UT; mother-in-law, Donna Johnson; and caring and loving friends, Amanda “MeMe” Allen and Johnathan “Blaze” Brooks.
Kathy and Jeremy might have been married for 13 years, but they were together for 17. They met at McDonald’s, and Kathy knew that Jeremy was the one. Over the course of 4 years, she asked him 5 times to marry her and finally wore him down. They drove up to Gatlinburg to visit Kathy’s mom and got married during their trip.
Throughout their relationship, they kept things simple. Kathy was the kind of woman who treated others like they treated her and gave as good as she got. She loved Jeremy and made it a point to always take care of him through all of the ups and downs. It was undeniable that they had an understanding of one another and reciprocated in their care.
McDonald’s remained a constant in their relationship because Kathy worked her way up to being the manager. In total, she worked at McDonald’s for 27 years before moving on to be the manager of the Dollar General next to Smith’s Salvage. When she wasn’t working, Kathy was a homebody.
Whether she was at her house or MeMe’s house, that was where she wanted to be during her time away from work. She enjoyed music and listening to it with friends. It was an escape from the day-to-day trials of this life for her. Struggle Jennings, Haystak, and Jelly Roll were some of her favorite artists.
The only things Kathy probably enjoyed more than music in her free time were her fur babies. She had a sheep dog named Bubba, a cat named Nugget, and three pit bulls named Kilo, Sandreas, and Cocaine. They were sweet, loyal, and loving companions to her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to assist with expenses. Share memories and condolences at www.gentrysmithfuneralhome.com Gentry-Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337 Because every life has a story