Obituary

Lewis Johnson

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OBERLIN — Lewis Johnson, 60, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2015, due to cancer. He was born in Oberlin and lived in Lorain before making Oberlin his permanent home in 1981.

He graduated from Admiral King high school in 1972. He then attended Lorain County Community College where he received two associate degrees. He earned his bachelor degree in psychology with magna cum laude honors from Kaplan University. He was most recently pursuing his master's degree in psychology with an emphasis on addiction.

He was employed as a counselor with Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services in Lorain. Before then he worked with the city of Oberlin, the Haven House in Lorain, and Oberlin City Schools.

In his teen years he worked with the Catholic Youth Organization as a counselor with Sacred Heart Church when it was on Vine Avenue in Lorain.

Louie was an artist, a master mechanic, and enjoyed shooting pool with his friends. He played in many pool leagues and won many tournaments with his team.

He will be missed by his loving wife of 38 years, Regina Johnson (nee Orozco); his daughter, Rita Jeannine Johnson; his son, Luis Martinez; his sisters, Marcia Johnson (James Moore), Charmaine Johnson, and Janata (Robert) Walton; his brothers, Allen and Franchot Johnson; and all of his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He had many friends and was often referred by them as "Pops" and "Uncle Lou."

He is being missed by his two dogs, Mojo and J.R., who spent many hours by his side.

Lewis was preceded in death by his grandmother, Barbara Alza Lucas; his mother, Jeannine Johnson; his father, John Sherrod; and his niece, Qiana Walton.

A Mass in his honor will be at Sacred Heart Church at 4301 Pearl Avenue in Lorain on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 1 p.m. There will be a luncheon following the service in the church hall.


Published in The Oberlin News Tribune from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2015
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