December 19, 1976 ~ January 26, 2023

Born in: Staunton, VA
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Michelle Renee Johnson, 46, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on January 26, 2023.  She was born on December 19, 1976, in Staunton, VA. Michelle was raised in Staunton by her parents, Teresa (Newlen) Waitier and Albert Waitier, and resided there most of her life, until she moved out to Indianapolis.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Teresa Lynn (Newlen) Waitier (passed on September 14, 1998).

Michelle is survived by her daughter, Mackenzie Johnson of Indianapolis, IN; sister, Billie Sue Balser of Staunton, VA; father, Albert Waitier of Staunton, VA; brother, Joey Botkin of Staunton, VA; and uncles, Bruce Newlen (Lisa) and Scott Newlen (Gail); along with extended family and friends.



Visitation: February 10, 2023 1:00 pm - March 24, 2023 3:00 pm

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. You will be missed Michelle. You went through so much but held on like a trooper.
    God bless your soul!
    Grand Master Mattocks

  3. Michelle you will be missed so much. You were a very special friend to me. Fly high and R.I.P. love you Maria

  4. Sis me and dad miss you so much and so does your daughter MacKenzie. It’s not the same here with out you. I just wish I could have had one more phone call. But I know your watching over all us. We love you fly high sis

  5. As Michelle’s cousin, I have known her since she was born. She was lively as a child and as an adult. I have enjoyed over the years watching her as a mother. She will be missed.

  6. I’m deeply saddened by the loss of my niece.Im broken. My heart goes out to her familey and friends. Mitchelle will always live in my ❤️ may God always be with all of us as we endure this grief,as we carry on. My deep condolences.

  7. Michelle you will be sadly missed by your dad. You will always be loved and in my heart R.I.P fly high love you dad

  8. My Prayers and Thoughts are with the Family. May Michelle find peace and know we will all rejoice with her one day.
    All My Love💜

  9. Sis you will be missed by so many. I was in shock when I heard of your passing. Fly high sis and may you rest in peace now love you always james

  10. Rest in peace. It’s still unbelievable that ur gone at such a young age. I will never forget you. An I will never for get our nickelback jam outs when I was a teenager.

  11. You will be missed so much. I remember when you and BillieSue were kids and we used to come your mom and you would always ask why we were there and then finish playing. Fly high Michelle and R.I.P

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