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June 02, 2013
God Bless Your Family! Although it has been some time since the death of your loved one I know the death of a loved one is difficult. Although time does help heal wounds the heart does not forget. May our Lord bless and keep you!
July 01, 2010
I think of Adriel often and know you must miss him terribly. His legacy will be carried on by the boys he mentored in Scouts and other organizations as well as his students. May you take comfort in the Comforter through Christ our Lord.
May 27, 2010
May he rest in peace. Although I didn't always take his advice, or visit him as often as I should have, he was a great undergraduate advisor.
April 02, 2010
May the peace of God, that excels all thought, guard your heart and mental powers by means of Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:4). Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time that you are going through.
March 20, 2010
Jackie and Family,

So sorry to hear about Adriel passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Veronica Y White
Union Chapel Family
March 10, 2010
Dear Jackie; I did not hear of Adriel death until a week after he was buried. And then I was told it was William who had died. I still find it hard to believe. I am so sorry to hear of his death. I am praying God give you the strength to carry on through this trying time of your life.
Dale, Aunt Sarah son.
February 24, 2010
May God bless your family at this time and always. I am glad to have known Dr. Johnson and saddended that more people won't be able to gain from all that he had to offer. Be encouraged in the Lord.
February 23, 2010
Dr. Johnson was my mentor and a father figure. He was always supportive of my dreams. He always believed in me and pushed me to believe in myself. It is unreal that this tragedy happened. I always thought I would graduate and come back to visit him. I know that I am blessed to have met him. I know that God will support his family.
February 22, 2010
The American Society for Cell Biology was proud to count Dr. Johnson as a longtime member, and it is a great loss to the field, the Society, the University, his students and colleagues, and most of all, to his family and community. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go to all for this senseless loss,
Joan Goldberg (ASCB, Bethesda, Maryland)
February 20, 2010
Chana,
Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We are praying for your strength and we know that God will sustain you during this time of grief. We will always remember the love that comes from your heart to those around you and we hope that we can return it during this time to you.
February 19, 2010
May the grace and comfort of God and His assurance of an everlasting life be with the family and community of Adriel.
February 19, 2010
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family . May you rely on God's comforting promised words at this most difficult time. Although though I did not have the pleasure of knowing Dr. Johnson, I am greatly inspired by the life he lived . I thank God for sending us angels on earth.
February 19, 2010
Dr. Johnson was my advisor for 4 years. I remember what a wonderful teacher & caring person he was. His loss will be felt by the entire UAH scientific community. His family will continue to be in my prayers.
February 19, 2010
To the Johnson family, May God keep you, guide you, and strengthen you during this difficult time. My prayers are with you.
February 19, 2010
We, the members of Shiloh Baptist Church, Beckley, West Virginia join together in expressing deepest sympathy to the family in the loss of Dr. Adriel Johnson.

Only in hours like this do we know in fullest measure the consolation of God’s promise: I am the Resurrection and the Life, saith the Lord, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.

In the fellowship of this faith, we extend a loving hand of sympathy. May God keep you in his care during this hour of bereavement.

Respectfully submitted,
Thomas R. Murray, Sr., Pastor
Holtteen Mitchell, Church Clerk
Shiloh Baptist Church
Beckley, West Virginia
February 19, 2010
Chana,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family as I continue to pray that the Lord gives you the strength you will need during this sad and difficult time.

Tuskegee Institute High School
Class of 1977
February 19, 2010
I didn't know Dr. Johnson - but from what i've read - he was a great man who loved CHRIST - I pray for his family - for those who are hurting - know that GOD is good and in full control - may HE comfort you! UAH stand strong during this trial - I support you -
GOD bless all the students and faculty -
February 19, 2010
Chana and Family,
I am so sorry about the loss of your brother, husband. I remember the kind spirit that he and his wife had. May God continue to bless and keep you and
know that He will be all that you need during this difficult time.
Former FMBC member. Deborah Johnson
Jackson, TN
February 19, 2010
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters. Rev. 7.17


3 He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.


4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.


5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.


6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.


Psalms 23
~May God bring healing to the family of Mr Johnson~ My heart goes out to you all and even though this was a trajjic and unexpected lost rejoice in God knowing that he has a place on high. Praise the Lord Almighty!
February 19, 2010
May your soul rest in peace Dr. Johnson. May God's grace and mercy be with your family at this time. You will truly be missed!
February 19, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 19, 2010
My family wish to give our deepest condolences to the family of Adriel Johnson.
After having read the many condolences
it was easy to understand that Adriel
was truly a man of God, having set a fine example to his family, neighbourhood, fellow colleagues and society. He was a very positive light to many of lives. You have every reason to be very proud of all that he accomplished.
May your faith give you the much needed comfort and strength in the days, months and years ahead. Know that Adriel is in Heaven and is at peace. He will be your guardian angel watching from above.
Please take care and know that we love you !
February 19, 2010
May the LORD give the family of Mr. Johnson strength during this time. I did not know him but I can tell that he was loved by many. Loving and caring teachers are hard to find....may his love for teaching forever live in the students lives he touched.
February 19, 2010
To the Johnson Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Dr. Johnson touched so many young lives through his work and social activities. Please know that we have lost a true advocate and friend. May you find some solace in knowing that he made a difference in many lives.

Sylvia Strothers-University of Alabama at Birmingham
February 19, 2010
To the Johnson Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God continue to strengthen you and give you comfort during this difficult period. ( A Former Tuskegee Neighbor)
February 19, 2010
We are praying for strength for the entire family,as we pray I believe that God have alreay started the healing process
February 19, 2010
Johnson Family,

I was so sorry to learn of your loved one's untimely death. It grieves my heart to learn of this tragic demise! My heart aches with yours and I will always pray for you all.

All of the written words describing Dr. Johnson's life are so true. What I read, personifies the true Christian that he was, with a heart of gold!

Dr. Johnson loved his family so much and often spoke of you all. He was so adamant about education. My family and I evacuated to Alabama due to Hurricane Katrina. We had the opportunity to meet Dr. Johnson and discuss education. What a wonderful person he was- a true educator devoted to helping "all"!

Remember, 2Corinthians 1: Earth has no sorrow that Heaven(God)cannot heal! Bless you and God be with you all as your hearts heal; for we can all look forward to that day when we shall all see Dr, Johnson again. God be with you all!
February 18, 2010
my prayers and heart go out to the family. hold on to god and he will give you all the strenth you need. from frederica j. haygood
February 18, 2010
To the Johnson Family:

Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
February 18, 2010
Dr. Johnson was a wonderful teacher, I am heartsick for the loss of him, especially for his family and all those lives he has touched.
February 18, 2010
My dearest Johnson family, words cannot began to express what I am feeling at this monment.Having recently loss my Will,I KNOW just what you are going threw. At least Will was ready to go. ADRIEL was a different story.However let us rejoice in the fact that BIG MAMA and the rest of the JOHNSON BROWN FAMILEY that have already gone are waiting with outstretch arms. LOVE AND CONTINUED PRAYER
February 18, 2010
I am praying for strengthfor the entire family,as I pray I believe that God have alreay started the healing process,
February 18, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.I ask that God will comfort this family, for he said "Blessed are they that mournfor they shall be comforted"(Matt.5:4)
February 18, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Johnson family during this difficult time. Dr. Johnson was a very special person. He believed in me and my abilities to do whatever it is that I want to do when many others did not. He played a large role in the person that I am today. His passion for education and willingness to help others has always inspired me. My goal is that I can share a portion of what he gave me with others.

UAH Alumni
Biological Sciences
February 18, 2010
Please accept my condolences for this horrible tragedy and your profound loss.
February 18, 2010
For Adriel Jr., and family, I'm not sure that I ever met your father while you were one of "mine" at Lee, but it is easy to see that he was a much loved man, not only by his family, but by the Scouting community and university family as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. - Bonnie Edmondson, Huntsville, Al (LHS)
February 18, 2010
Please accept my sincere condolences to your family at this time. I pray that God will continue to comfort and keep you in His arms. Look to the hills from whence cometh your help and trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. A special thanks to Dr. Johnson for being a mentor to my son Demetrius Castleberry. He truely admired him. May God's blessings be upon you all during your trying times of sorrow.
February 18, 2010
Jackie,

My condolences and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family for your loss. In times of distress, I have found comfort in Psalms 121.I pray that it will comfort you and your family also.
February 18, 2010
May the comfort of God help and keep you during the loss of your loved one, Dr. Adriel Johnson, Jr.

To the Johnson and Ray family, you truly have my deepest sympathy.
February 18, 2010
Dearest Johnson Family,

Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss.

We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers!
February 18, 2010
God bless all of you and may our Lord Jesus Christ keep your faith strong, the Holy Spirit give you Peace and God strength.
February 18, 2010
May God give you comfort and strength in the aftermath of this senseless tragedy. There are a nation of people praying for you.
February 18, 2010
To the Johnson Family,

Please accept my heart felt sympathy and prayer during your lost. Adriel and I were graduate student at UAH. I so enjoyed his company and friendship. He was a man of love and faith in Christ! I will miss my friend, but know he is in the presence of our heavenly Father. We will see him again!

With Special Love!
February 18, 2010
My thoughts and prayer goes out to his family.May God comfort the hearts of his family and friends. Nettie Elmore (Birmingham Al)
February 18, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
February 18, 2010
To the family I send you thoughts of peace and courage.
February 18, 2010
To the Johnson Family:

I knew Adriel from our days growing up in Tuskegee and attending Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church--good ole days indeed! My prayers are with you, Jackie, AD, and Jeriel. May God's every presence be with you during this time of sadness, but you know JOY WILL COME IN THE MORNING! Adriel is there with that JOY now and we all hope to join him one day. God Bless You!
February 18, 2010
May God rest his soul in peace. He sure has finished his run with honor. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless his family.
February 18, 2010
The church family at Saint James Missionary Baptist Church, Waugh Community, Pike Road, Alabama expresses our sincere and heartfelt sympathy for the Johnson Family, in the loss of Dr. Adriel Duland Johnson, Jr. the nephew of the Chairman of our Deacon's Ministry Lindsey Ray and Deaconess Fannie L.K. Ray. While we understand clearly that at birth we commence to die, yet we sorrow at the loss of one we love so dear. As we sorrow we are ever mindful of the words found in Revelation 14:13: And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

Whereas God in his almighty wisdom has taken away from his earthly cares our beloved Brother Dr. Adriel Duland Johnson, Jr., we pause in reverence to His mighty will. Although we deplore his home going, we realize that sooner or later death comes to us all.

Now, therefore, be it resolved that we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family, and we commend them to God whose divine power and guidance will lead them safely on. Brother Dr. Adriel Duland Johnson, Jr. will be sorely missed.

Now the Laborer’s Task is O’er, Now the battle day is past
Now upon the farther shore, Lands the voyager at last.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping, Leave we now Thy servant sleeping.

Respectfully submitted
Saint James MB Church
Benjamin Jones, Pastor
February 18, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of grief. Family may the memories you hold in your heart bring healing and peace...Love lives forever in the heart. And knowing this brings comfort and peace that Dr. Johnson (big brother Adriel) will live on in the hearts of the many lives he touched. Karen M. Brown
February 18, 2010
I'M VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, ALTHOUGH I DIDN'T KNOW HIM, HE SOUNDS LIKE AN EXCEPTIONAL, WONDERFUL PERSON, MAY THE LORD COMFORT YOUR HEARTS DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME. GOD BLESS. TRACY JONES
February 18, 2010
I'M VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, ALTHOUGH I DIDN'T KNOW HIM, HE SOUNDS LIKE AN EXCEPTIONAL, WONDERFUL PERSON, MAY THE LORD COMFORT YOUR HEARTS DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME. GOD BLESS. TRACY JONES
February 18, 2010
May "Well done, good and faithful servant!" be the words heard by Dr. Adriel Johnson when he stands before God. He gave of himself for others, loved God and loved others. May his soul rest in peace and may his family and loved ones be blessed with the peace that surpasses all understanding during this time that makes no sense in human terms. May his legacy live on through all those touched by his kindness, mercy and grace. My heartfelt condolences to the family for the loss of Dr. Johnson. Would that the world were composed entirely of people like him! We in Hong Kong grieve with all those who loved, admired, and respected him.
February 18, 2010
I don't know exactly where to begin. I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Johnson during my employment at UAB through the AASEM (presently LSAMP). One day I had the opportunity to meet him and he was such a pleasant person He always wore a smile and had a kind word. When I spoke with him I felt like I'd known him for a life time. It didn't matter to Dr. Johnson that I was a staff person, he was always encouraging me to follow my dreams to go back to school. He would say "it's never too late to go back." Dr. Johnson was a great man and he will truly be missed.

To the family, be strong in the Lord and be of a good courage and He will strengthen your hearts. Dr. Johnson may have left his earthly tabernacle, but know he has gone on to receive his heavenly reward.
February 18, 2010
I am so sorry that this happened. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.
February 18, 2010
Dr. Johnson had an impact on every minority student on UAH campus. Even though I wasn’t biology major, He would always ask me how I was doing and how were my grades. He would always encourage me to do my best. I can say that I am truly blessed to know a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
February 18, 2010
May God bless and strengthened you during your time of sorrow. The heaviness of your hearts shall be lifted through HIS Grace and Mercy.
February 18, 2010
Dr. Adriel Johnson was the type of guy that everyone wanted to be around. Besides being an extremely intelligent person, he deeply cared about people, When I saw him at our yearly National Science Foundation meeting, he was always focused on what the students on his campus were achieving and how best our programs could meet their needs. He lived his life as a model for us - a true scholar and a true gentle man,

Antonio A. Garcia, Ph.D.
Foundation Professor of Bioengineerig
Arizona State University
February 18, 2010
To the Johnson Family:
My heart and prayers are with you! Adriel was a year behind me in high school but always very polite, somewhat quiet and a perfect gentleman. It's amazing how much one person can touch another persons life. Trust that God will see your family through this difficult time and know that the work Adriel did, will forever speak for him. Always remember the good times!
February 18, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 18, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the family.
February 18, 2010
i am very sorry for your loss.it is tragic how dr. johnson left this earth. but he is in a better place looking down at his family. my grandfather told me minutes before he passed that when i pass from this life to an eternal life with my heavenly father please do not shed tears of sorrow but let them be tears of joy. it took a long time before i knew what he meant. he meant that he was going home to be with his father.it is only natural that we grieve over the loss of a loved one but it should be a time of joy. we all will miss him greatly. he was a fantastic teacher and the best example that any student could ask for.
February 17, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.
February 17, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 17, 2010
Mr. Johnson and his family always visited the Bessie K. Russell Library, before I retired, with a smile and a greet to Mother Easley and Ms. Jackson, he was one of our patrons we were always happy to see. My heart and prayers goes out to his family.
February 17, 2010
Adriel was in charge of our campus PPAC (as we call it, Pre Professional Advisory Committee) - I used to get regular emails and whenever we met, we used to talk about those that came to the committee seeking good recommendations. He used to prepare files/dossiers on each student carefully and we knew how to help the student when they came and talked with us. He had a way of telling the students what they needed to do to get to Medical or Dental School or whatever they were interested in - it was not easy for those students - since often the message would be "You MUST do better in MCAT" or "You are falling behind" ... I do not know who can do what Adriel did, so well. In addition, he was always looking for mentors for students that he was interested in - calling on people, telling them how good this or that student was, and so on - One summer, I had a chemical engineering student work with me and managed to present a poster on atomic force microscopy and some modeling associated with that method. I can imagine the pain of his absence, but I do not understand his absence. May those that knew him a long time find some peace, somehow - knowing that he made a huge difference in many young lives.

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
February 17, 2010
to your family, god makes no mistakes. he sees everything and he knows everything
February 17, 2010
I remember the encouragement that Dr. Jackie Johnson was to me while I was a graduate student at AAMU. My heart is with you Dr. Johnson and your family during this time of loss. Comfort and peace to you..
February 17, 2010
My sympathy and condolesnces to the family and friends.As much as one tries to understand, this was beyond reason. Keep him in your heart and on your mind by remembering his smile and all the joyous times you spent with him.
February 17, 2010
My name is Sharon Brown McGehee and I have know Dr. Johnson and family for over 13 years and never met a more wonderful family as Dr. Johnsons. Our world has truly lost a angel. I had the opportunity to work with both Adriel and Jacqueline when their youngest son Jeriel was a student at my school and later high school. I never knew anyone who loved helping others further their education as the Johnsons. My heart is with Jacqueline and her sons. Know that your husband will live on through the friends, students and family that his hands have touched. Such a waste for this tragedy to have happened. We can ask forever "WHY" and never have an answer but remember, God knows! Keep your eyes on Him and He will see your through this.
February 17, 2010
My deepest sympathies to the Johnson family. I remember the Johnson family from Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church in Tuskegee, AL and Dr. Johnson from the LSAMP-AGEP Programs. He was a wonderful, kind person who had a passion for student achievement and his community. He was a member of a proud and strong family. Johnson family: You are all in our prayers.
February 17, 2010
My heartfelt condolelnces at this time of lost of your love one. May God bless and keep you and give you peace. To his father, who was my high school principal, and his entire family, my you fine strength to carry on.
February 17, 2010
I met Adriel in the fall of 1979 at Tennessee Technological University, we were graduate students in Biology together. My condolences go out to his family, wife and sons, faculty and staff members. He was a gentle sprit, smart and caring. Heaven has opened it's doors and another angel has entered
February 17, 2010
This tragedy has touched the entire country. My sympathy to all who knew and loved Dr. Johnson. Peace and healing to the Huntsville community.
February 17, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your beautiful memories bring you comfort and may the love and grace of God carry you through your grief
February 16, 2010
My hearfelt condolences to the sons and other Family members of Dr. Adriel Johnson, and to his students and colleagues. May you have strength and peace at this time and forever. I was a student at Washington University in St. Louis when Adriel was there as an undergraduate, and I remember him well from more than 30 years ago. Adriel was well-liked, and a good friend to many in those days. May he rest in peace in Paradise.
February 16, 2010
My hearfelt condolences to the sons of Dr. Adriel Johnson, and to his students and colleagues. May you have strength and peace at this time and forever. I was a student at Washington University in St. Louis when Adriel was there, and I remember him well from more than 30 years ago. Adriel was well-liked, and a good friend to many in those days. May he rest in peace in Paradise.
February 16, 2010
My condolence goes to the family of Dr. Johnson.
February 16, 2010
May the Love and the Comfort of God be with the Johnson family during this difficult time. Dr. Johnson has touched so many people in his lifetime and I know that he will continue to live on in our hearts forever. I am truly going to miss Dr. Johnson coming by my office and joking with me. He had his own way of making you smile even when you were having a stressful day.
May God bless and keep you.
February 16, 2010
I would like to offer my deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of Dr. Adriel Johnson.

I grew up in Lisman, Alabama back in the fifties and sixties and knew his maternal grandparents Rev. Kinniebrew and his wife Olivia very well.

Rev. Kinniebrew is still remembered fondly in Lisman for his everlasting contributions.

The people of Lisman, Alabama hope and pray that Dr. Adriel Johnson spirit lives forever.

Rest in Peace.

Charles Douglas Edwards
Lisman, Alabama
February 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Johnson's family. He was a co-worker, mentor and wonder friend. I looked forward to him coming into the office on Fridays at 4:55 to conduct business. Always smiling and forever encouraging. Dr. Johnson is now in heaven, ensuring everything and everyone is being taken care of. God Bless the Johnson Family.
February 16, 2010
Jackie, my thoughts and prayers are with you doing this difficut time. Please take comfort in knowing that others care and are here for you and your family.
February 16, 2010
Isa 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it].
February 16, 2010
A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF DR. A.D. JOHNSON

In my fourth year at UAH, I was finishing my undergraduate studies and needed one more course to continue to have full-time status in order to remain on my Dad’s car insurance. I decided to maintain full-time status. I needed to seek out a professor that would allow me to take a senior course that involved work in his lab.

I went to see Dr. Johnson. I had taken a cell biology course from him, but did not personally know of him any other way. I was not tactful with my request, but I was very honest. I explained the situation: I need these three hours to remain a full-time student, but did not need the hours to graduate that semester. He was not impressed. He inquired as to why I would come to him. He questioned why I wanted to work in his lab after he pointed out that I had no idea what kind of research he was doing. Finally, he told me to seek out the kind of research and come back in a couple of days. I went away and found his research goals. Two days later I returned to his office with knowledge about his research interest.

Dr. Johnson demonstrated grace and mercy and agreed to let me in his lab. I worked in his lab for the entire semester. He had me doing histology studies, and also working with him on infertility studies. I graduated in December and had a semester free before going to Optometry School. He hired me as a graduate assistant to teach his intro anatomy and physiology labs in addition to working with undergrad students.

Later that semester, I was offered and took a job with a TVA contractor. I worked for a wildlife fishery group. During this time, I continued to work for Dr. Johnson in his lab. He kept reminding me to focus on becoming an optometrist and not counting dead fish. I kept the job anyway and, later that year, left for Optometry School.

After finishing Optometry School and returning to Alabama to practice, he called and asked me to serve on the Pre-professional Advisory Committee at UAHunstville. The group meets every semester to interview students applying for professional schools. He sent several pre-optometry students to Athens to spend a day in the office. In 2007, he started a class that all pre-professional students would be required to take. Every year, I presented an Optometry lecture.

The last time I was with Dr. Johnson was three months ago. In my lecture, I added a section about Today. I talked to them about understanding the desire as a student to be at the next phase. Everyone has a goal in mind and they want to be there immediately. What gets lost in that life is Today. I asked them to find that in their studies and future profession. Dr. Johnson responded to that. He asked me to keep that and share it with all the future groups. He said that is what we need.

Today I wanted to honor his memory. I wanted to honor the fact that he gave me a chance. I was an average student. Not even close to the type of student that usually gets the opportunity to be in a PhD professor’s lab. He knew it and I knew it, but he gave me a chance. I want to live in that same Grace and Mercy as people walk by me.

Dr. Chad Davis
Davisicare
Athens, Alabama
February 16, 2010
I knew Adriel when we were both in school at UAH. He was one of the smartest people I've ever known and fun to be with. I am so sorry for his family's loss.
February 16, 2010
I am in total shock over the death of Dr. Johnson. He was a wonderful man with a beautiful family. I was associated with him through the Boy Scouts. He was a devoted Scout Leader, father, and husband. The news of his death has left a hole in my heart. My condolences to Jackie and the boys. Your husband and father was a beautiful man.
February 16, 2010
I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Johnson on numerous occasions and I must say he was one of the most caring persons I have ever known. As a UAH student and staff member I give my sincerest condolences to the family.. God has gathered another angel to sing with him in heaven.. God Bless
February 16, 2010
As a child,Adriel lived a few houses down from my Aunt Alice Lotherige on Perry St. in Tuskegee, Al. I spent a lot of time with my aunt & uncle on Perry St. back then & new the Johnson family very well. He was also a member of my church, (Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church). Adriel was a very sweet person and he truly will be missed but never forgotten. God bless the Johnson family.
February 16, 2010
Jackie, I just heard today that your husband was one of the persons killed. I am so saddened and wish I was there to give you a hug. There are no words to express what I know you are going through, but I will pray that God makes a way. I love you
February 16, 2010
My condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Adriel Johnson. I met him several times as I was considering going back to school to obtain another graduate degree. He was very informative, excited, and caring as he and I discussed my plans. I later found out he and I were related through marriage. He will be missed. To the friends and family, please be encouraged, rely on your memories. Dr. Johnson touched lives, and I believe that is what we are all supposed to do, make a difference. He did and is loved and remembered for it.
February 16, 2010
I was so saddened to hear about Dr. Johnson's passing. He was a wonderful person and a great teacher - I had him for my Anatomy and Physiology class back in 2001. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at UAH...
February 16, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
February 16, 2010
I knew Adriel when he was a graduate student at NCSU, we were in the same lab for time. Although I haven't spoken with him since he left NCSU, I often think about him from my days in the lab with him - he was very generous with his time and friendship and I'll always remember that. He carried that graciousness with him as he moved on with his life and career, I know he will be sorely missed. Safe journey, Adriel! Carol Trempus, Raleigh, NC.
February 16, 2010
My prayers are for your son's, family, and loved ones. I heard of this through a friend who was deeply saddened a few days ago, and had to send my respects. You were Loved. God bless you.
February 16, 2010
Saying a special prayer for your family as you go through this tragic time.

Kevin McMullins
2007 UAH graduate
February 16, 2010
Dr. Johnson, my Sister in Christ and sons. On Sunday, Valentines Day, Island Memorial Chapel said a special prayer for the families involved in the UAH tragedy. It was not until late Monday night that I learned your husband was one of the victims. We are so hurt and heart broken and cannot find the words in Webster's or a Thesaurus to adequately express our condolences. It was wonderful to see you'll this past summer but when we return we will miss seeing your entire family at Union Chapel worshipping as one. Just wanted you to know that people are praying for you'll all the way over here. We love you and trust our Father in heaven to comfort you'll at this time like no one else can.
February 15, 2010
I would like to send out my prayers to the Johnson family. I only knew you for a short period of time, but you always had a smile on your face.
February 15, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
February 15, 2010
my condolences
February 15, 2010
May his soul find solace with our Lord God. I did not know Dr. Johnson, but knew his wife in high school. I am so sorry for your loss, Jackie.
February 15, 2010
Adriel was in the first group of my college classmates that I met, as we were both participants in a six-week summer program before our freshman year. Although, we went our separate ways and thirty years have passed, the twenty of us always had that bond.

This tragedy has been a great shock to our entire alumni community!

May the peace of God comfort your family now and in the difficult days ahead.
February 15, 2010
I am very saddened to write this condolence to Dr.Johnson's family. I met him once on the elevator, just being that he was one of me, made me feel more at ease on campus. I am truly sorry for the loss the family feels at this time.God Bless!
February 15, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
February 15, 2010
My deepest sympathies to Dr. Johnson's family, friends and the UAH family. This is an unspeakable tragedy and loss to the educational community. What a kind, talented man has been taken from you. I hope that the caring support of strangers will be at least a small comfort in the difficult days ahead.
February 15, 2010
Adriel was a wonderful friend and suite mate to my late husband Charles Grayson at Washington University in 1975 and 1976. My prayers are with you as you work through this sad time. He is gone too soon but he will never be forgotten as long as he lives on in so many hearts and minds.
February 15, 2010
My prayers and heart felt sympathies go out to Adriel’s loved ones. Adriel exemplified the life that his mother and father lived before him every day. I have never met his wife and children but I can’t imagine them being any different. Adriel’s compass always pointed true.

Keep God close,

Douglas Jones, Tuskegee neighbor
February 15, 2010
My condolences to the Johnson Family. I will keep you in my prayers.
February 15, 2010
Deepest Sympathy to the family. Adriel will be missed more than you know. Gone but never forgotten. R.I.P. my friend
February 15, 2010
We were very saddened to hear of Adriel's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Johnson Family (in particular, Jacqueline and kids), and the UAH Family as well. Rest assured this is shared all the way from Central Pennsylvania with a heavy heart.

Adriel and I were at NC State University together, in the same PhD program under the mentorship of Dr. W. Jim Croom, Jr. We collaborated and helped one another on research studies, and co-authored a couple of papers. But more importantly, Adriel was a genuine friend of mine and of our family's. My wife Sheila and my oldest daughter Julia knew Adriel, because he took the time to get to know them. Adriel helped our young growing family in numerous ways, many beyond the normal call of what is generally reserved for friendship, including trying to teach me to drive stick-shift (in his car!) helping us drive and move to Oklahoma from NC State! He was that kind of giving individual, even back then.

IOn closing, to borrow something Jim Croom recently shared during a related TV interview, "The world would not have many of the problems and injustices it has if it was composed of Adriel Johnsons." I could not agree more, nor state it any better, so I close with that...
February 15, 2010
My heartfelt condolences to the entire Johnson family on the tragic loss of a professor/mentor of my daughter Priya Bhat. There are no words to express the deep anguish and sorrow felt on hearing the sad news. May God keep you and give you all the strength to pass through sorrow
February 15, 2010
As a staff member at UAB, I had occasion to work with Dr. Adriel Johnson via the LSAMP Program and he was always the nicest man. Always had a kind word or was willing to share a laugh. Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss.
February 15, 2010
My prayers are with his family.

Tammy
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