Obituary of Jennifer Kay Lovell
Jennifer Kay Johnson was born May 28, 1968, in Monroe, Michigan. She was one of four children born to the union of Eric H and Andrea Gwen (Holdren) Johnson. Jennifer attended Jefferson High School in Monroe, Michigan, graduating with the class of 1986. Jennifer worked in production for Stellantis, formerly Chrsyler for many years. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Monroe, Michigan where she was baptized at a young age.
On February 23, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jennifer married the love of her life, Mr. Eugene Lovell and together the couple had a blended family with three sons: Dane, Joshua and Jake.
While attending high school Jennifer was very active is sports and loved participating in varsity softball and volleyball and was one who could run very fast because of her long legs, but her love since the age of five was always baton twirling and she traveled all around to destinations like Florida, Canada, and Las Vegas for twirling. She was a member of the Jefferson Cadets, a private baton twirling corp that competed for several years in the National Baton Twirling Competition held annually at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She also taught baton twirling, was a flag corp advisor at Airport High School and was the twirling and majorette at Jefferson. Jennifer received her culinary degree from Monroe Community College and was an amazing cook who possessed the ability to prepare the perfect steak. She loved to spend time on Lake Erie whether she was enjoying the day on the boat or jumping the waves on her jet ski or fishing. She loved fishing for walleye and perch, mainly, but was happy to catch whatever was biting that day. She worked at the Monroe Country Club and had a deep love for the game of golf and would often hit the links every Monday with her mother on the ladies’ league at Big Al’s golf course. In 1985 Jennifer competed in the Miss Monroe Beauty Pageant. When Jennifer wasn’t golfing, fishing, or spending time with Eugene on the water the couple would buy and sell baseball cards.
Jennifer Kay Lovell, age 55 of Monroe, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on Sunday January 7, 2024, at the ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. Her passing was preceded by her sister-in-law, Vicki Williams and her paternal and maternal grandparents.
To cherish her memory she leaves her loving husband of ten years; Eugene Lovell of Monroe; three sons; Dane Eric (Tiffany Harris) Johnson of Monroe, Joshua Stephen Lovell of Newport and Jake Alan Lovell of Troy; her mother and father; Eric and Andrea Johnson of Monroe; two sisters; Amanda Erica Fraser of South Lyon and Erica (Jim) Crull of Brownstown Township; one brother; Burne David (Carrie)Johnson of Battle Creek; one granddaughter; K’Leigh Harris of Monroe; Godparents; Koneta and Raymond Martin of Newport; two uncles; Burne (Janet) Holdren of Gibraltar, and Barry Holdren of Luna Pier; sister in law; Laurie (Nea Vargas) Baker of Woodville, Ohio and several cousins.
A Celebration of Jennifer’s Life will be at 11:00am on Saturday; February 10, 2024 at Trinity Episcopal Church; 304 South Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan with Pastor James Bischoff officiating. Her care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation has taken place through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.
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