We come together in the passing of our Mother and our friend. Lynda M. Johnson, age 74, passed away June 16, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL.Lynda was born in Detroit, MI and moved several more times in her life, becoming a resident of Mancelona, MI. She did, however, live part time in Georgia due to her partner’s job. She will be deeply missed by her two children, partner, and friends. Lynda is a retired GM employee and enjoyed her retirement with her longtime partner Charlie Cross going to casinos and playing the penny slots. Lynda leaves behind her partner, Charlie Cross; children, Rene Lynn (Scott) Maleta and Larry Allan (Jackie) Carrier; two brothers, Wayne Charles Layman and Dwight Rudson Layman; grandchildren, Genesis Genaye (Isaac) Chavarria, Aaron Wesley Clark, Ethan Nathaniel (Mercedes) Clark, Johnathan Allan (Brittany) Carrier, and Sean Charles Carrier; and four adorable great-granddaughters, Mira Rose Reyes, Hayven Berlyn Reyes, Mackenzie Rae Clark, and Addilyn Renaye Chavarria. Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 12 Noon from the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Gaylord.