Ronald (Ron) Johnson, “Mack” as he was affectionately called by his loved ones, was the fourth of seven children born to Charlie Roy and Idell Johnson.  A native of Washington, DC, he was born on September 3, 1942, and peacefully entered eternal rest on June 1, 2015, at his home.

 

After his father's death at an early age, Ronald attended St. Joseph's Catholic School for Boys in Clayton, Delaware.  Upon completing St. Joseph's, Ronald returned to the District of Columbia and attended Bell Vocational High School where he excelled academically and in sports.  He was exceptionally skilled in football and had numerous scholarship offers.  Deciding not to choose college at that time but still having a love for football, Ronald joined a team in DC Semi-Pro League where he played for many years. 

 

Most of Ronald’s working years were spent with the District of Columbia Government where he worked as a Budget Analyst and Computer Specialist; and TESST Electronics Technical School where he taught and worked with students in electronics.  He received numerous Outstanding Service Awards for his high degree of intellect/skills and hard-working nature during his years of employment.

 

Ronald was a very kind and generous person and had a passion for helping the youth.  In doing so, he became a Cub Scout Master at St. Ambrose Catholic School in Cheverly, Maryland.  Also, Ronald coached Junior Varsity Football at Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, MD and was the Head Coach of the Middle School Boys Basketball Team at New Life Christian School in Frederick, Maryland.  Ronald was the Assistant Coach for the Maryland Madness AAU 13U-17U Boys Basketball Team where he took pride in picking up and taking young men throughout the Washington DC area to practices and games.

 

Ronald was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Roy Johnson, his mother, Idell J. Robinson, brother, Alvin Meade, Sister, Kathleen “Kat” Goosby and his Grandson, Bryce Christopher Hemsley.  He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 30 years, Jean Carter-Johnson, two sons, Wayne D. Johnson of Suitland, Maryland and Sherard Akeem Johnson of Raleigh, North Carolina; two brothers, Charles, (Caroll), Frederick (Katherine); three sisters, Gwendolyn (Kenneth), Brenda (William), and Phyllis; sister- in-law, Irma and a host of other loving relatives and friends.