Byron "Ray" Johnson

May 16, 1983 ~ January 22, 2019 (age 35)

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Byron Ray Johnson born on May 16th, 1983 in Lubbock, Texas; passed away on January 22nd, 2019.  Byron “Ray” Johnson better known to family and friends, as a jokester and comedian, especially when things seemed to get serious in the room.  He graduated from Hamilton High School in Chandler, AZ.  Ray began his life in Phoenix, AZ in 1983 shortly after birth, when his mother and father relocated from Lubbock, TX to South Phoenix for new beginnings.  Before the age of ten years old, Ray was determined to be the protector of his siblings, whom at the time had such an unstable foundation; it forced them to strategically plan survival techniques.  Ray took that as motivation to become the man, and father we all knew him as.  He began his occupation at the age of fifteen, working until thirty years old with Albertson’s.  He was so good at what he did, that it allowed for his promotion as a meat butcher to get him the position he desired as a manager over his department.  Ray could easily be identified as a jack of all trades with as much knowledge as he had to help him resolve almost any problem he was faced with. He helped with raising his siblings, but did an amazing job, at parenting his own children.  Anybody that knew him knows that he lived by the rule of tough love, but had a heart of gold when it came down to spoiling anyone he crossed paths with.  Rays skills in the kitchen, kept Holiday meals on the table with a full house of guests every year.  He precedes in death his father Byron Johnson, his brother Johnnie aka JJ, his Grandmother Henrietta Mitchell as well as his Aunt Joyce and Aunt Lanette.  He is survived by his wife, Stacy Johnson, his children, Byron Ray Johnson III, Brayden Ray Johnson, Byson Ray Johnson, Bryant Ray Johnson, Jermel Hannon-Johnson and Kareddus Poe-Johnson.  He also leaves behind his mother, Annetta Johnson, six siblings, his brothers Charles Ray Johnson, Bobby Ray Johnson, Billy Ray Johnson, Michael Ray Johnson and his two sisters, Debra Mitchell and Lashanda Nichoel Johnson.  Byron “Ray” Johnson left a mark on every heart he touched.  He will forever missed!  His memory will live on in those he loved dearly. 

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 Service Program


February 2, 2019

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
All Options Funeral Home
1525 W University Dr. #102
Tempe, AZ 85281

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