Ray G. Johnson transitioned from this life to be with the Lord on April 3, 2021, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center with family by his side. Ray was born March 4, 1962, in South Bend, Indiana to Robert E. Johnson Sr. and Wally Yvonne Butler-Buchanan.
Ray went to Washington High School. After high school, he moved to Florida where he furthered his career as a laborer for 20 years. He accepted Christ and gave his life to the Lord. He later returned to South Bend to be with his family and also started his own lawn care service. Ray was loved by many. He loved his family and people. He enjoyed talking and giving advice.
Ray leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Mary Johnson; seven grandchildren: Alyssa Harris, Cheszen Taylor, Karis Johnson, Sincere Taylor, Paul Harris Jr., Lawrence Powell IV, Lawryn Powell; seven brothers: Willie (Feyette) Lewis of East St. Louis, Illinois, Cornell Johnson Sr., Robert Johnson Jr., Kenny (Kim) Johnson, Michael (Rose) Johnson of Tampa, Florida, Marrise (Pee Wee) Northern and James “Tweet” Survelle Johnson; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheneka Johnson; his parents, Robert Johnson and Wally Yvonne-Butler Buchanan; paternal grandparents, Robert Johnson and Ollie Williams; maternal grandparents, Charley Lewis and Octavia Lewis.
The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, and special thanks to niece, Tamara Escalante; and cousin, Kim Lewis; nephews: Michael Johnson Jr. and Christopher Johnson; and close family friends: Debra Nichols, Patricia Campbell, Sue Townsend, and Sonya Chandler.
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