Obituary of Briana Karrington Johnson
Briana Karrington Johnson, 19 years old is the eldest daughter of Walter Johnson III and Gayle J. Horsey. She was born Wednesday, May 10, 2000. She was also the bonus daughter of Chelsea D. Johnson. She was the sister of Khaylah S. Bonner, Gabrielle M. Johnson, Kynnedi C. Johnson, Walter P. Johnson IV, and Isabella M. Johnson.
Briana was an amazing young woman, who never used her disability as an excuse not to succeed. During her early years, Bria, as we called her, took joy in keeping everyone on their toes. Born with a muscular disorder, she was quick to let you know it was nothing cognitive. As she would say, just get me in my wheelchair. Briana excelled in school, maintaining a high level of academics and graduating with her peers from high school. She was involved with a host of organizations that helped other children with disabilities. While at John Glenn Elementary, Briana was an active participant with the Girls Scout of America. Briana received countless awards throughout her years within the Pine Hill School District. She graduated for Overbrook Senior High School June 20th 2018 on par with her peers. She was also very creative and known for her artwork and her ability to create with her hands. Briana created jewelry to raise money for No Kids Hungry and Autism Speaks. Bria had dreams of one day becoming a photographer and ownining her own online business.
Bria was full of courage and sass. She was never hesitant when it came to expressing her feelings. She always looked after her younger sister Gabrielle with whom she had a unique bond. To know Bria was to love her and she left a lasting beautiful impression on everyone she encountered.
Sunday, September 1st, 2019, Briana Karrington Johnson passed away unexpectantly. She was proceeded in death by her mother Gayle J. Horsey. She is survived by her father, Walter Johnson III; her bonus mom, Chelsea D. Johnson; her sisters, Gabrielle M. Johnson, Kynnedi C. Johnson and Isabella Johnson; her brother, Walter P. Johnson IV; her bonus sister, Khaylah S. Bonner; her grandparents, Walter and Gloria Johnson, George and Liz Horsey, and Lavenia Martin-Horsey; her bonus grandparents, Cynthia Ford, and Isaiah and Jennifer James; her Great-Grandparent Fannie "Drunna" Horsey; her aunts and uncles, Anthony and Barbara Johnson, Aiesha Christina Martin, Keisha White, Tyrone White, Kim Horsey, Craig and Lakenya Linton and a host of bonus aunts and uncles, great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. If Briana was able to speak, she would thank Dr. Howard Panitch (Pulmonary Medicine) and the staff and physcians at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Dr. Heidi (Fleishman) Weinroth, Dr. Rosoff, Dr. Blackman, Ann Gordon along with a host of staff and Nurses at Advocare Marlton Pediatrics; Bayada Nursing Agency; and the Pine Hill School District, especially Erica Fean, Aubrey Schreyer and Lana Sampson.
"Don't cry for me, don't shed a tear. The time I shared with you will always be, and when I', gone, please carry on, don't cry for me." Bebe & Cece Winans, 1988To send flowers to the family of Briana Johnson, please visit Tribute Store
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