Reba Lynette Johnson

March 10, 1966 ~ April 5, 2024

Reba Lynette Johnson passed away suddenly from natural causes on April 5th in her home in Sevierville, TN.

Lynette was a Lake Charles native and graduated from St. Louis Catholic High School in 1984. She loved playing sports and was a fiercely competitive and talented athlete, playing basketball and softball at the high school and collegiate level. Lynette spent most of her adult life traveling the country as an evangelist, singing and sharing her faith. Known for her big voice and even bigger personality, she was never at a loss for a song or funny story, and spending time with her was always an adventure. Lynette battled many health problems throughout her life, including losing both legs to post-surgical infections. Despite her hardships, she persevered and continued sharing her story, inspiring others with her indomitable spirit. After losing her first leg, she competed and won a bronze medal in the Paralympics. She wrote hundreds of Christian songs, and even authored and published a book, “The Girl with the Zebra Leg,” to share her message of hope.

Lynette leaves behind, to cherish her memory, her mother, Reba Johnson, brother, James (Megan) Johnson, sister/BFF Lindsay (Jimmie) Murphy, nephew, Declan Johnson, niece, Zoey Johnson, aunt, Nancy (Ronnie) Kelly, cousins Ryan (Lia) Miller and Matthew Miller, special friends all over the country, and her faithful service dog, Deja. She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Don Johnson, grandparents Murphy and Bess Johnson and T.J.and Estelle Miller, and niece Gracie Johnson.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday April 13, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles and will conclude with a Celebration of her Life beginning at 1:00 PM. The Rev. Dennis Terry will officiate. Burial will follow at Hampton Cemetery in Elizabeth, Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to her GoFundMe or directly to Johnson’s Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.


Visitation: Saturday, April 13, 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 13, 2024
1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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    So sorry for your loss Reba, I will miss her friendship along with her very talented voice, I considered Lynette a
    Very close friend. My prayers for you and James.

  2. I’m so sorry Ms. Reba and James for your loss. I went to school with Lynette and we both sang in the choir and honor chorus at St. Louis Catholic High School and I cherish the friendship I had with her. God bless you all during this difficult time. I will be out of town this Saturday so I won’t be able to pay my respects but I will be there in spirit.
    Love to all of you,
    Cindy Caldwell Ledet – class of ’84

  3. I met Lynette at St. Louis! She was always so friendly and HILARIOUS! My memories of her are filled with smiles and laughter. She was the best. God bless you all during this difficult time.

  4. Aunt Reba & James:

    I/We are still in shock over the passing of Lynette (Cuz). Unfortunately, we are unable to attend the funeral but know that we are thinking of you all. So many great memories of us growing up and playing together and spending the holidays in the living room and listening to all the music being played. We love and miss you all.
    Ryan, Lia and Amelia Miller

  5. Candle 1My heart and prayers go out to Mrs Johnson and family. I played softball for several years with Lynette and Mr and Mrs Johnson on the Red Demons. All fond memories.. God bless you all.

  6. I am just now seeing this obituary today. I wish I would have known. I would have liked to pay my respects to her and her family. I met Lynn in high school and played sports with her. She was always so funny, and a bit of a rebel, but such a wonderful person. I lost touch with her, but every once in awhile would see her and talk to her again. She went through so much, but her faith was an inspiration. I am very sorry for your loss

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