Obituary of Ronald B. Johnson
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Ronald B. Johnson was born on April 22, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA, the eldest child of the late Bearl R. and Althea Theresa Alston Johnson. He passed from this life on September 30, 2023, predeceased by his younger brother Robert S. (Bobby) and daughter Taimaine. Ron or Ronnie as his family and friends called him, was known for his love of children and football both as a player and coach. After he graduated from Roxborough High School Ron joined the U.S. Army, serving his country both at home and Germany in peace and war. On December 4, 1976, Ron and Solomaine Heath were joined in Holy Matrimony in Philadelphia, PA. They are parents to 4 daughters and one son. Ron loved Sol with all his heart and was lovingly cared for by her. Ron was loved by family and friends and leaves to mourn him: his loving wife Solomaine Johnson; children Love (Ed) Sechrest, Sheri, Nita and Marc (Shameka) Johnson; 16 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Sudie (Ted) Bradley and A. Yolanda Courtney. A host of nephews, cousins, and friends. A memorial service will be held in April 2024. Lovingly Submitted, The Family Footprints in the Sand One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other to the LORD. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it. "LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me." The LORD replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you." Author Unknown
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