March 27, 1978 ~ May 8, 2021

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Philpot, KY

Gail Marie Johnson, 43, of Philpot, Kentucky passed away May 8, 2021 at her home. She was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on March 27, 1978 to Sheila Chappell Johnson and the late Lonnie Johnson. Gail was a member of the Christian faith and a self-employed construction worker. She had a heart for people and was always willing to help others whenever she could. In her free time, you could find her reading or writing her own poetry. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending quality time with them.

Along with her father, Gail is preceded in death by her late husband, Steve Russellburg; and her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Gail is survived by her children, Alisha Russellburg, Sheila Russellburg, Steven Russellburg; 1 grandson on the way, Nathaniel Hunter; her siblings, Shelly Wilkerson, Frankie Johnson, and Laura Finley; her nieces, Kelci Duncan, Leslie Filback, Brooklyn Johnson, Brianna Johnson, Hannah Finley; her nephews, Hunter Johnson, Terry Johnson, Austin Johnson, Timothy Burnett; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, May 13, 2021 Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory.

All who wish to honor Gail at the visitation are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Johnson. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Gail Marie Johnson and sign her virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: May 13, 2021 5:00 pm - May 13, 2021 7:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Gail lived with my nephew for 2 years,may God give you peace and comfort and pray she RIP
    Roxanne Collier

  2. I love you gail. You are deeply missed. You were such a caring and loving person. The good lord took you to early but he has his plan for you.

  3. Going to miss you, you were definitely a one of a kind person, heart of gold,…fly high heavenly angel, you will be missed and never forgotten!

  4. Gail you never be for gotten see you on the other side. ANGEL FLY HIGH

  5. My beautiful baby sister, I’m still in disbelief. It wasn’t your time! You were so loved! Fly high and dance in the sky! Watch over mom, your kids, our siblings, me and our whole family. Now our guardian angel! I love and miss you so much!

  6. My thoughts are with your family. I am so terribly sorry to hear of Gail’s passing.

  7. I am so sorry to hear about this Shelly and Frankie. I can’t imagine the pain of losing your sister. It has been many years since I have seen Gail and it is so hard to believe. She will be missed.

  8. It’s a pity that I can’t speak right now – I’m very busy. But I will return – I will definitely write what I think.

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