Sylvia D. Johnson, 65, Lapel, died on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville following a brief illness. She was born on Jan. 15, 1947, in Brewton, Ala. to Willie and Glennie (Vickers) Baker.
She is survived by sons, James O. (Kim) Nixon of Noblesville, and Richard D. Chance, Jr. of Lapel; three grandchildren; brother, James (Kathy) Baker of Ala.; and sister, Kathy Carpenter of Ala.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James R. "Jake" Johnson; a sister, Willie Jean Robinson; and a brother, Tommy Waltrop.
Visitation was from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel. A graveside service followed at Brookside Cemetery in Lapel with Rev. Neal Brown officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be shared at www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com