The People Who Care


OBITUARY - Shirley Johnson

Service Info

Service Date & Time
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Firestone | Tue., Apr 13, 2021 | 3:00P-5:00P
Harrison-Ross Firestone
1839 E. Firestone Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90001

In Loving Memory of Shirley Johnson

August 18, 1953 - March 22, 2021

Shirley Doris Johnson was born on August 18, 1953, in Los Angeles, California, to RC Johnson and Pauline Horton; she was the fifth of nine siblings. Shirley became affectionately known as "Cheryl" to family and friends.  

Cheryl started her education in the Los Angeles Unified School District, attending 96th Elementary School, Markham Junior High School, and graduating from Muhammad University of Islam, which at that time was, was Mosque #27 on Broadway, in Los Angeles, CA. While at the University, Cheryl met McElroy Pope II. They dated and were married for a short period. To this union, a son was born, McElroy III. Shortly after her marriage ended, she met Curtis Suttle. They got together, and to this union, 3 children were born, Ishimina, Sharmeen, and Shahid. Cheryl worked for a short time but decided at that time it was more important for her to become a stay-at-home mom.  

Although Cheryl started her religious faith in the Nation of Islam, she ventured out and took an interest in embracing something new; she accepted Christ and was baptized. Cheryl attended local church services in her area.  

Cheryl was always smiling and never hesitated to give compliments to others. She was a very sweet and caring person. Cheryl had an outgoing personality with a great sense of humor. Cheryl enjoyed entertaining, dancing, singing and was the life of the party. She was a good cook and homemaker; she enjoyed decorating and re-decorating her home. She also enjoyed purchasing gifts to give to others, especially scriptures and inspirational books.  

Cheryl made friends easily, and once you became her friend, she was with you until the end. She was very protective of her family and was always working to keep the peace. She enjoyed life and those who loved her.  

Cheryl was preceded in death by her father RC Johnson, stepfather Alfred Frazier, brothers: Edward D. Johnson "Donnie," Edward C. Johnson "EL-C" and sister Helen Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her memories her children: McElroy "Mack" Pope III, Ishimina Suttle, Sharmeen Suttle, and Shahid Suttle, her mother Pauline Frazier, siblings: James Johnson "Jimmy," Toni Frazier, Phylus Frazier, Mecca Frazier, and Quanddus Frazier; her grandchildren: Reiohn Morris, Syeiohn Morris, Geiorre Morris, Nyeiorre Morris, Royal
Rasberry-Suttle, Shaniya Suttle, Nevaeh Suttle, Sharmeen Suttle Jr., and Khalil Santa Cruz; a great-grandchild, Rhyon Lewis, and an aunt, Ella Lee Brazier, as well as special friends, Sidney Robinson "Cindy," and Isaac a.k.a. "Boone." She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. 

Send Flowers

  • $179.99
    Standing Cross with Roses
See All Flowers

Message from Family

The family of Shirley Johnson would like to thank you for the many acts of loving kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

Msg Notify Others


With three locations to serve you, Harrison-Ross Mortuary has always been a community leader in funeral and cremation services. At each location, our staff are trained to patiently assist you in arranging such a very important occasion. Harrison-Ross Mortuary will help your family through tough emotional times with compassionate service. We are family owned and operated, and our number one goal is to make this difficult time easier on you and your loved ones.

Do you have questions about our services?