Ronald Dewayne Johnson

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  • "You will always live in our hearts and prayers."
    - Dennis and Vanessa Davis Combs
  • "In rememberance of my Uncle Ronald D.Johnson. May you rest..."
    - Cynthia Hawkins
  • "Even though I did not know him, I would like to thank him..."
    - Donna Rodriguez
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Ronald D. Johnson passed away on Monday, 24 February 2014. He was 67 years old. Ronald was a retired veteran of the Armed Forces which included 4 years active duty in the US Air Force and a combined 20 years in the New Jersey Air National Guard and the New Jersey Army National Guard. He was also retired from the New Jersey Correctional System having reached the rank of Lieutenant. A native of Oklahoma, he was a resident of Baton Rouge since 1997. Ronald left Oklahoma at a young age, traveled and was educated in France, Germany, and New Jersey. He graduated from Trenton Central High School in 1965 where he was a High School Letterman in the 148 lb. weight class as a member of the Trenton Central High School inaugural wrestling team. Ronald was also a member of "The Writers Guild" society of amateur writers. He attended Southern University in Baton Rouge in 1970 as a Journalism major. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew J. Johnson, Jr. and Revoyda Cato Johnson. He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Rhonda (Reggie) Painter of Ventress, LA, a sister Gae Lynn (Pedro) Santiago of Trenton, NJ, four brothers, Andrew (BJ) and Willard of Baton Rouge, Rudy of Malone, NY, and Tony (Mona) of Lakewood, NJ, 4 grandchildren, Asia, Aliciana, Reggienae, and Reggie, Jr., one aunt, Ernestine (Doug) Williams of Gardena, CA, one uncle, Smith Cato of Kansas City, MO., numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including special friend, Tracey. Ronald had begun the long journey toward confirmation in the Catholic Faith in September, 2013 through the RCIA program at St. Agnes Catholic Church. He had faithfully continued on this journey until he passed away. A memorial service will be held Saturday, 8 March 2014 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 749 East Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Father Clifton Hill and Deacon Thomas Traylor.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 6 to Mar. 8, 2014
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