Arthina (Chopper) Lee Johnson
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Arthina (Chopper) Lee Johnson Our fun, feisty, fearless warrior Arthina "Chopper"Johnson, age 42 (tribal descent of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan) was called home October 13, 2019 encircled by her family after a courageous 10-year battle with Xp11 translocation renal cell carcinoma. Arthina leaves a legacy of strength, love, grace, and faithfulness even through her struggle. She blessed so many lives and we know she will be blessing our lives through eternity. She grew up in Howell, Michigan. Graduating from Howell High and Washtenaw Community College before relocating to Avondale, Arizona. Arthina loved her job at Mark-Taylor and the people she worked with. Arthina was a member of the Kc Cure Alliance, Cancer Centers of America, and Radiant Church who supported her battle. Arthina is preceded in death by her daughter Dominique and her grandmother AnnaMae Slavik. She is survived by her sons Darius and Demetrius (20 years old) who were her life. She loved watching them play football and being a team mom. She wanted nothing more for them than to have a wonderful life. She is also survived by her loving mother Sandra Barron who stood faithfully by her side during her entire battle; siblings who adore her: Cecilia (Ross) Romero, their children Marcus and Marcela; Brother Art (Lindsey) Slavik, their children Hannah and Gavin; Celesta (DJ) Tolentino, their children Ellie, Layla, Andre, and sweet Ari named after her aunt; aunts and uncles that shaped her life: Julia Hay, Walter Slavik, Donny Slavik, Joni DelaCruz, Cindi Cisneros, Connie Jackson (deceased) and numerous other family and friends that loved her, including her battle buddies Marcy Hollier, Angie Mayer, Kristen Miller, Aundrea Orozco and many others. Chopper will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. A celebration of life will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:00 on Nov. 16, 2019 at Radiant Church, 15522 W Paradise Lane, Surprise. Luncheon will follow.
Published on November 14, 2019


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Nov 14, 2019
She was a Beautiful woman inside and out. My condolences to the entire family. She will be missed
Amanda Green
Nov 14, 2019
I will forever have the best memories of my dear friend. She was the most kind, never angry, positive loving mother, friend, sister, daughter and person I could have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Her advice on being a mom of boys and the kindness she showed us will never be forgotten. Even until the very end there she was smiling laughing and lifting every person up. When she came in a room it would glow. The world is a little less bright without her shine. But I will always miss and love her until I am with her again in heaven. I pray for her sons and family and will continue to do so. She is loved and missed greatly.