Tyra Deanne Johnson, 18, of Richmond, Indiana, passed away on September 17, 2022. She was born on August 13, 2004, in Connersville, Indiana to Vaughn and Casey Johnson.

Tyra loved chewing on her soft blankets, she loved going to get milkshakes with her mom, loved swimming with her dad, loved dancing to Nicki Minaj and singing to Moana. She enjoyed watching cartoons with her cousins, sitting in her black chair, swinging outside, loved being at the ocean with her brothers and sisters, sucking her sippy cup down (in less than a minute), loved looking at the trees, enjoyed taking rides to mamal and papal.

She leaves to cherish her memory her parents Casey Johnson (Julius Dixon) and Vaughn Johnson (Jennifer Bullock); maternal grandparents Gene and Shirley Clapp; paternal grandparents Michael (Johnna) Johnson and Carol Johnson; sisters Tionna Bramer and Jada Hunter; brothers Dra’Kayle Jerrell and Marvaughn Johnson; nieces Ka’Mira and Lelani; nephews Xander, Aden, Jeramyah, Lorenzo and Rayden; 6 aunts Amy, Cicely, Micah, Deanne, Michelle and Erika; uncles Jason, Dustin, Timothy, Michael Jr. and Chasen; cousins Nathan, Jeremiah, Mariah, Linzie, Markiah, Lily, Cedric, Quinton, Coryn, DJ, Olivia and many more. She also leaves a host of special nurses and special friends Mary Fields, Angie Robbins, Tish Anderson, Mary Poe and more.

She was preceded in death by her niece Leilani Bramer.

The family would like to express special thanks to those who followed Tyra’s story. Thank you all for the kind messages and prayers.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday September 24, 2022, at 1pm at Community Family Funeral Home, where visitation will be held from 11am-1pm. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.