Monica Lewis Johnson

Published 3:41 pm Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mrs. Monica Lewis Johnson peacefully slipped away at home on Oct. 3, 2017 with her husband Jason at her side. She was 44 years old.   Funeral mass will be held at Epiphany Catholic Church in Miami Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Monica was born in Montgomery, Ala., on Nov. 4, 1972, the youngest of three children of the late James and Annie (Dailey) Lewis, both long-time educators in the Alabama public school system. She was raised in Greenville, Ala., and graduated from Greenville High School as class valedictorian. Monica then earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Vanderbilt University and her juris doctorate from Cornell University. 

Monica was admitted to the Connecticut, Minnesota and Supreme Court Bar Associations. She practiced law for multiple corporations specializing in various areas of corporate law. Monica held attorney positions with Wiggin and Dana, LLP (Associate), H&R Block (Staff Counsel), Springs Global U.S. (Associate Corporate Counsel), Burger King Corporation (Director, Senior Attorney) and served as vice president and general counsel for Shoes for Crews, Inc. Professionally, Monica also served a term as a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Cornell Law School Alumni Association.

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Monica is survived by her husband, Jason A. Johnson; her children, Ian Lewis Johnson, Cecily Grace Johnson and Aaron James Johnson; a brother, Sedgwick Keith Lewis (Cynthia) of Plymouth, Minn., and sister, Chelsea Lewis-Bell of Pensacola, Fla.; aunt, Frances Dailey; brother-in-law, Gregory Johnson; six nephews, Lonshay L. Borden, Brandon K. Lewis, Eric C. Lewis, Dareum L. Bell, Garrison Johnson and Dominic Johnson; two nieces, Tatrina Albritton and Alecia Borden; and host of other relatives and friends.