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Roxanne Gay Johnson

April 3, 1945 — May 17, 2023

Johnson, Roxanne "Roxy"
Age 78 of St. Paul, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 after suffering a stroke. She was a longtime member of the choir at Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul, and dear friend to many in her St. Paul neighborhood and her church community. Roxy had a smile and demeanor that was inviting and connected with others in a meaningful way - always very supportive and encouraging. Her laughter was contagious and she always dressed and presented herself with elegance. Those of us that were privileged to know Roxy, will miss her profoundly. She was a bright light, a lovely woman beyond measure. Roxy held a BA in Journalism from the U of M. Her varied career spanned from flight attendant to grant writer to etiquette trainer for inmates at the Dakota County Jail. Roxy was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Kingsley. She is survived by her brother, Guy (Jennifer); nephews Adam and Gordon; her beloved dog, Pippin; and many friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023, 11:00 at Unity Church-Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave, St. Paul, MN, with a luncheon to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Animal Humane Society , 1159 University Avenue W., St. Paul, MN 55104 or Unity Church-Unitarian Music Program .

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