Elizabeth Elaine Ezell "Liz" Johnston

August 4, 1960 ~ June 21, 2016

Elizabeth Elaine Ezell Johnston, 55, of Vinton, passed away Tuesday June 21, 2016 in New Haven, Michigan of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.


Liz was a native of Baton Rouge and currently resided in Vinton with her husband, Ed. Elizabeth had taken on many trades in her life from being a hair stylist, truck driver, to working alongside her husband doing construction work. She and her husband shared a special bond and they were celebrating his retirement with a cruise around the country on their Harley-Davidson.


Liz was preceded in death by her parents, James William Ezell, Jr. and Eve Anderson Carver, and sister, Jacqueline Sabrina Ezell Westberry. She leaves to honor and cherish her memories, her beloved husband, Edward D. “Ed” Johnston, Vinton; sons, James Donald Barron, Boston, MA, and Shelby Clifford Kovatch, Baton Rouge; sister, Pamela Ezell Lewis and husband Maben, Vero Beach, FL; brother James William Ezell III and wife Pat, Orange, TX and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.


As to her wishes, Elizabeth’s remains were cremated. A celebration of her life will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday July 23, 2016 with Steve Starks officiating at the American Legion Hall, Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, 108 Green Ave., Orange, TX, 77630.

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  1. Liz, it's with great sadness that we say good-bye but it is with clarity that I know you left, enjoying the open road & God's many splendors. Until we meet again…know you will be missed!

  2. Mom & Gigi- We love you and miss you. We know you are looking down on us. Christian misses his Gigi terribly. I will never forget all of our phone calls and Skype video chats. We know you have many family and friends who are missing you like we are. Lots of Love always, Your son James, Daughter in Law Jennifer, and Grandson Christian.

  3. I know we wasn't getting along here lately but u was my aunt .u was my favorite aunt and we party together hung n all back in the day those were the days its sad that u are gone now u r with my mom us baby sister n me maw ur mom I know us having a blast now the boys miss u so very much they just don't understand well until we meet again I'll see u on the other side

  4. We were lucky to have some time with Liz and Ed this summer. Sorry for your loss, I know she will be missed. Ed, you are welcome here in South Florida anytime. With prayers and sympathy – The Harrisons.

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