“Ain’t nobody bad like me!” - Richard Johnson, Jr.
Richard Johnson, Jr. accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and now has his wings.
Richard Johnson, Jr. was a God-fearing, fun, giving, loving, respected and loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be most remembered for his lively expressions and his expression of life. His love was given through his actions more than he could ever say. He gave from his heart to make the next person happy and comfortable. Richard is preceded in death by his mother, Helen Moore Johnson, his father, Richard Johnson, Sr., his sister, Joyce Woods, and his first wife, Minnie Johnson.
From his first union with Minnie Johnson, he leaves behind his children, Laura Duncan (Michael Duncan, son-in-law), Jermaine Williams, Brendia Ercolini (Richard Ercolini, son-in-law), Annie Lewis (James Lewis, son-in-law), and Tyrone Jackson (LaQuinta Valentine). From his second union with Carolyn Johnson, he leaves behind his stepchildren, Tasha George, Courtney George, Jennetta George, and Ira George. Richard Johnson, Jr. leaves a legacy to Romeo Duncan, Laila Duncan, and Lazaro Duncan; Diamond Johnson and Dean Johnson, Jyrone Jackson; and Tyrone Jackson, Jr. and Tyrell Jackson; and Cristilen Williams.
Richard Johnson, Jr. leaves behind his siblings Linda Johnson and Charles Johnson and cousin Gladys Albert.
His life is also celebrated by a host of relatives, friends, in-laws, and beloved nieces and nephews.
To the man I first loved..
I'm so happy you lived a full and vibrant life. Although, it pains me to see you leave. I have so many wonderful memories with you. As I grew up, I watched you dance and sing James Brown while you washed the van in the driveway. I remember you taking me to the store around the corner from the house to treat me to a honeybun or ice cream sandwich. I remember all the times I would go to a friend's house and want to come home in the middle of the night and you would come pick me up every time. You fussed the entire way home, but you came. I remember times we would see someone on the side of the road and you would pull over to help. Oh, wow “old man”, you were really something else!
I know, don't call you “old man” because “nothing get old but clothes” . I remember all the times we danced together and you would act up in the street at the Mardi Gras parade. I’m so grateful you got to walk me down the aisle and dance at my wedding. You owed me that since I was a child because you would always say you would dance at my wedding when I did something for you. I knew you would dance anyway because you were and always will be the life of any party. Even when no party was going on, you were the life of it! You were an exceptional husband and father. No one is perfect, but I watched you care and love unconditionally. When we didn't have, you found a way to get it. I always knew I was supposed to have a man that loved like my daddy.
With that being said, thank you Daddy for being such a great example of fun and love. Rest in Heaven. I know my other angel has welcomed you with open arms to show you around, and I'm certain you danced your way into God’s arms.
“Ain’t nobody bad like you!”
Your baby girl, Laura D
Thank you for my apples!
Apples are one of the best fruits. It’s popular amongst many. Quick , easy, and sweet treat to eat. There are many types of apples and many people have their favorites and serve it up many different ways. I remember getting my apples from you when I was very young. Getting my apples was always a special treat from the grocery store. The red delicious apple. I’d like to think of you as my apple. You were always quick - to get what we needed, always easy-going and sweet and kind to all in your path. Just like the apples that you brought home to me when I was young, you were different; one of kind and you spread your loving and lively personality around to many in different ways. Thank you for my apples. I know you loved us all to the core. Hard enough to cover the family, but soft enough to love.
We love you!
— Brendia Ercolini
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