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Tracy Lee (Denison) Johnson

July 4, 1980 — July 18, 2022

Waco, Texas

Tracy Lee Denison Johnson, 42, of Waco, Texas passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 18, 2022.  A graveside service will be 9 am, Monday, July 25th at Rosemound Cemetery.  A Visitation with the family will be 2-4pm, Sunday, July 24th at Grace Gardens Funeral Home.Tracy Lee Denison Johnson was born on July 4, 1980 in Waco Texas. She spent her childhood in and around the area, particularly in China Spring.

She graduated from China Spring High School in 1998. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in Forensics Science, including being inducted in Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She coauthored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles from her time in North Carolina. She worked in various scientific disciplines throughout her career, including time as Associate Laboratory Director at the National Space Biomedical Research Institute in Houston, where she published work as well.

She loved spending time with her family and friends. She especially cherished time with her two children, who meant everything to her. She enjoyed an eclectic array of music, television, and movies.

She is survived by her two children, Nathan and Abigail Johnson; her husband, Matthew Johnson; her mother and stepfather, Sheryl and James York; her uncle, Frank Cobb; her stepbrother and stepsister, Russell York and Felicia Compton; a mother- and father-in-law; two brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; and six nieces and nephews. She is preceded in passing by her father, Cecil Denison, Jr. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tracy’s memory can be made to the Trevor Project,, or Mission Waco.

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