Sunday, April 08, 2007

Update 4/8/07

We have had a really nice weekend with Tyree in the Hospice. She is in the ******. Chris invited family and some friends to a barbeque on Saturday night. He grilled up some great burgers and we had a nice evening. Everyone was able to visit Tyree--even little children. We took pictures, let the kids play outside, and saw friends and family from many different states. Each person was able to visit Tyree. We are so glad Tyree is in such a beautiful, comfortable, family-friendly facility where we could make memories with her. It is a perfect place to let her rest.

We are making plans for a funeral in ******** near the end of this week. We will post as soon as we have more information.

Thank you so much for your prayers for Tyree and her family. Please continue to pray for us in this difficult time. We ask for peace for Chris, Tyler, and Jocelyn especially. We know there is great power in your faith and prayers and we feel the love and blessings from all over the world.


At 9:32 AM, Blogger Diane said...

I am a former co-worker of Tyree's from Lithonia Ltg in Ga. I am so sorry to hear of the difficulties your family is going through. Tyree was always such a genuinely caring person here. We missed her so much when she moved. I am thankful that she was able to have the joy of having a child. I will keep all of her family in my prayers. Please hold on to the strength that only our Lord can give.

At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Cindy Smith said...

Thank you so much for sharing your family with us over the weekend. Vida, Mandi and I were touched that they welcomed us with open arms even during their time of greif. The all love you SO much, we ALL love you. I know that your Heavenly Father loves you and is there by your side. I know that so many lives have been touched and changed because of you, your sweet family has ALL pulled together to care and pray for you. You will forever be etched in our minds and in our spirits. I pray I do all that is necessary on this earth so that the day will come when we can embrace each other and laugh and cry again together.
I love you Tyree!
Cindy Smith (GA)

At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Tyree has been an inspiration to the Young Women of Cottonwood. I know they will true miss her. But with Easter just here and the reminder that Christ lives and we will live too. What wonderful knowledge to have. Sometimes I wish I could leave this world and not have the trails I have had to face. I know Tyree is in a better, place with loving family around. We are all brothers and sisters and love each other and want the best for our family. I wish you well and my love goes out to you and your small family.

Love your sister in Gods eye

At 3:19 PM, Blogger The Steblay's said...

Johnson Family,

We just heard about this wonderful tribute you've created to share your beautiful Ty with everyone.

We want you to know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers through this journey of hopefullness and sorrow. We prayed that you wouldn't have to know the heartbreak of loosing a child. Our God has a plan for all of us and every once in awhile some special people, like Ty and our Jennifer, get called home early. Your strong faith and love for God will help carry you through this difficult time and strengthen your broken hearts. Know that we are here for you.
All our love, Craig and Amina

At 3:32 PM, Anonymous Laree said...

I must agree with Sarah in that I, too enjoyed spending time with Tyree and her family this weekend.

It was a beautiful celebration of her life with her entire family. In all of my years spending time with the Johnson family, the Family BBQs are the most memorable...and this one was no different.

Tyree would have loved to have joined us in person, but I know her spirit was outside with all of us, providing us with comfort that the decisions made on her behalf were/are the right ones and that she will continue to watch over us from Heaven.

I can't begin to express what a wonderful person Tyree is, but let us not forget that she could not have become that person without the help and support of her father, Ivan, mother, Jennifer, her brothers, Joel, Jason and Travis and her two sisters, Erika and Shiloh. Not to mention all of their spouses and children. Thank you all for allowing me to be part of this incredible family.

Chris, Tyler and Jocelyn: The three of you have been Tyree's inspiration since you entered her life. Whenever we talked, she never told me about herself until she told me all about the three of you and your accomplishments since the time we last talked. She loves all of you more than anything, and I know that she will be with you in Spirit for all eternity. You all made and will continue to make her so proud.

I know that this time is difficult. But it is during this time that we must continue to focus on great times and memories that were afforded us because we had a wonderful spouse, mother, daughter, sister and friend in our lives by the name of Tyree Johnson Miller. She will never be forgotten, and her spirit will live within us and all who she encountered for the rest of our lives.

Love Always,

At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you Sarah. In so many ways she has taught by example to be a better person. Plus she would always appreciate any thing done for her even small things. She was filled with the holy ghost most of the time. She always had a smile on her face. Also some of those smiles were for me and that makes me feel I was a big part of her life as well as her other family. We love Tyree on so many levels. We will all surly miss her. Love her Nephew TyLer also her Mother in Law Mary. Her family is as great as she was. We also love them too!!

At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Carrie said...

Tyree, our ward felt such a strong spirit today as we gathered together to lift each other and strengthen one another. How fitting to bid our farewells during this Easter time of celebrating "New Life." Through many tears, we sang the song, "I Know that My Redeemer Lives" in Relief Society. So many lives there that you have touched. The true meaning of the song pierced each of our hearts as we sang the prayer and felt His strong, blessed assurance that He TRULY lives to wipe away our tears. We are still having that "Chocolate Night" that you requested for home making night! We'll laugh, eat, and all get fat, while you're up there dining on the richest of chocolate and not puting on a dang pound!!!! Joke's on us... Ha! Thanks so much for making such a difference in the lives of our sweet young women. We promise to look after and take care of your sweet little family until you meet again. I'll think of you often as we play "Jeapardy" for activities, eat chocolate chip cookies, and cherish today. Thank you for the special gift of you...
Carrie Reay

At 10:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When i was younger Tyree gave me a toy monkey. I felt relly excited to get it from her.
I relly love aunt Tyree. She always made me happy and excited.

I love tyree and i will miss her.

love your niece,

At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love you aunt tyree. i will miss you a lot.

love your niece,


At 3:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Tyree, I hardly know you and your family but have come to have a better knowledge of you and your life over the past long days as we have watched and prayed for you and yours. This has been especialy hard to watch because of the deep love I have for your parents. I feel truly blessed to be a part of your life. You have touched so many more lives than you realize. Such a special spirit, I love you and pray for you. Cousin...Larry and Betty Jo.

At 6:39 AM, Anonymous Shanna Aten said...

The last time I talked with Tyree, I asked her if she was back at work. She said she was staying home with Jocelyn as long as possible. She told me that she loved being home with her daughter, and loved being a mom. She was so grateful that Chris was able to work from home most of the time and be a part of her days with Jocelyn. She was also proud of the young man that Tyler is becoming. When she left Georgia we were all sad to see her go, but she felt so strongly that it was important for her and Chris to move their family back to Arizona and be near her family. I continue to be amazed at the ways the Lord directs our paths and our lives. I know that the Lord has a great love for Tyree and her family. Part of that love is evidenced by His directing their lives back to Arizona when he did. I have moments of highs and lows when remembering Tyree, as I'm sure all those that love her do, but I feal a peaceful assurance that the Lord who loves us is in control, and that as difficult as it is for us to say goodbye to Tyree, the Lord has plans for our happiness. I know that the Lord is mindful of Chris and his family. Sunday we sang hymn 135, "My Redeemer Lives", and the message of the hymn entered into my heart:

I know that my Redeemer lives, Triumphant Savior, Son of God, Victorious over pain and death, My King, my Leader, and My Lord.
He lives, my one sure rock of faith, The one bright hope of men on earth, The beacon to a better way, The light beyond the veil of death.
Oh, give me thy sweet Spirit still, The peace that comes alone from thee, The faith to walk the lonely road That leads to thine eternity.

I will continue to pray for you all. You have my love and my heartfelt sympathy.

At 5:18 PM, Blogger Kenyon, Michelle & Brandon said...

To all of Tyree's family and friends,

My family and I feel very blessed to have known Tyree, Chris, and Tyler during their brief time here in Georgia. We will never forget the friendship we had with the Millers and how much we enjoyed them in our lives. May our Heavenly Father be with you all during this difficult time.

Thank you and may the Lord's choicest blessings comfort and keep you.

All our love,

Kenyon, Michelle, and Brandon Erickson

At 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that everyone is able to spend time with Tyree. She is such a wonderful person. I have so many great memories of her and the Johnson family. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Jodi Havranek


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