JOHNSON, JR., BENJAMIN EARL "AYUBU".
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Benjamin Earl "Ayubu" Johnson, Jr. age 70 of Stratford entered into eternal rest Monday, August 12, 2013 at the V.A.M.C., West Haven, CT. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Benjamin Earl and Elmeta Artis Johnson "Ben" was a resident of Stratford for the past fifteen years and prior to that he resided in Bridgeport for fifty-five years. He attended and taught at both Housatonic Community College and the University of Bridgeport. He was employed with the City of Bridgeport Public School System for the last twenty years. He was also involved with the Light House after school program at Beardsley School. He served his country in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged. Ben was an accomplished artist, musician and community activist. In addition to his parents Ben was predeceased by a brother, Jerry "Jami Ayinde" Johnson and a sister Marilyn D. Morrison. Survivors include a son, Brian (Martha) Johnson of Stratford; two daughters, Marilyn (Edwin) Rosado of Trumbull and Jerri (Larry) Quintiliano of Stratford; a brother, Samuel Johnson of Southbury, CT; a brother-in-law James Morrison of GA; five grandchildren, four nephews, one niece, other great nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:00 AM at Mt. Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank St., Bridgeport with Rev. Dawrell Rich, Associate Minister, officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends are invited to the viewing Tuesday from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at the church. See www.mortonsmortuary.com. The family requests that donations be made to the Housatonic community College Foundation c/o 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604.
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Published in Connecticut Post on Aug. 18, 2013