|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1994|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 2012|
For five days, Sierra Johnson's family held on to hope that she would survive injuries she suffered from a vehicle accident Sept. 8.
On Thursday, the 17-year-old Manatee School of the Arts senior died.
"We want people to know we didn't lose our faith," Curt Johnson, Sierra's father, said Friday at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Johnson was joined by his wife, Suzanne; daughter, Jessica Anthony; and son-in-law, Rodney Cook.
Sierra Johnson was one of seven people in a van heading toward a Christian music festival in Orlando when the van blew a tire and rolled over, the Polk County Sheriff's Office reported. They were all part of a group from Journey Assembly of God in Bradenton.
The 2006 Ford Expedition was traveling eastbound on Interstate 4 west of U.S. 27. The Sheriff's Office is still investigating the accident.
They were all excited to go to Rock the Universe at Universal Studios, Suzanne Johnson said.
"They go every year. She was texting on her Facebook from the backseat, ‘Oh boy, I'm on the way I can't wait.'?"
A memorial service will be held at Woodland Community Church in Bradenton at 6PM on September 21.
Lakeland Ledger, Sept. 15, 2012
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Created by: Dr. William McDonald
Record added: Sep 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97117055
Added: Jul. 3, 2013
Sierra, Just stopping by to revisit your memorial page.I just noticed that you were texting what turned out to be your final message from the back seat. "We're on our way. Can't wait to get there." You could hardly realize that you were on your way to hea...(Read more)|
Dr. William McDonald
Added: Mar. 15, 2013
Added: Mar. 8, 2013
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