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JOHNSON, A ubrey Rashad Aubrey Rashad Johnson, Aurora. Father of Jane' Graham, Rashad, Abria, and Anika Smith, all of Aurora; son of Venita K. (Jimmie) Johnson-Myres Aurora, CO and Chester L. Carr, II, Dallas, TX. brother of Erin Pickford and Sadria Carr, both of Denver; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Reception and Visitation, Friday, 4-9 pm, Pipkin Mortuary. Service, Saturday, 11:00 am, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 3301 Leyden St. to Fairmount Cemetery. Family at 13951 E. Jewell Ave.


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Published in Denver Post on Jan. 28, 2010.
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February 14, 2018
oh how I miss you dad
I cant find the words to say but just know that I'm making you proud.
you are missed dearly
I love you
Jane'
Jane' Graham
Father
January 24, 2011
One Year since yesterday January 22, 2011 since your passing Aubrey. I miss you so much, our dear friend/brother we will continue to support your children along with your mother,as much as we possibly can. We love you Lazy, your memory will live on through each one of our generations. Love you bro. Love Always,
sherene ghafur
December 11, 2010
Aubrey it's been nearly a year now since you have passed.{sobbing} We went to visit you yesterday, it is still so hard to walk up and not be able to see you standing there. Man, things haven't been the same since your passing. We love & miss you so much bro. We are still doing everything we can to help Nita and Jane' cope, & be here for Taneshia & the kids. It's just not the same without you here. Love you our dearest friend RIP Aubrey Rashad (Lazy) Johnson we always will keep you in our hearts! Love always Sherene Ghafur, Donald Davis, & family
Sherene Ghafur
April 26, 2010
Aubrey I miss having you around in our lives so much. It so hard and I still don't understand why. And I never will. I love you so much. Always your lil sister.
Alexandria Holmes
February 22, 2010
I have know Aubrey since high school and I talked to him about 2 months ago to see how he was doing. It's been a month now and I still can't believe he is gone. To his family I am praying for you to be strong and get through this. God knows what is best and he did this for a reason even if it doesn't seem fair to us. But I just want to say again stay strong and god bless you.
Cameshia Robinson
February 19, 2010
VJ I was so saddened to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Stay strong as I know you can and please take care of yourself.
Former First Trust coworker Mary D.
Mary Donlon
February 10, 2010
I Miss Aubrey so much he helped me in a time of need when i had no one there for me. I love him and I will never let his memory die. Carla Norman
Carla Norman
February 4, 2010
Aubrey will be truly missed. I wish I had the perfect words to say during this lost member of our Aurora family. Ms. Venita, I know you don't know me, but I pray for you every night. May God bless you....
Victor Beasley
February 3, 2010
Aubrey will truly be missed... from his laugh, smile, and jokes.. he was a friend that came to be apart of our family... Mrs. Nita please know that you and the kids are in our prayers and if you need anything please know that you can call on us.. We love you
Jamar & Monique Guyton
February 2, 2010
Venita, it is with a heavy heart that we write to express our sorrow for the loss of your son. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Radious (Tulsa) and Pearl (Phoenix).
February 2, 2010
Dear Venita, Jimmy and Jane'
How I wish I could find the words to tell you how saddened I am over the passing of your son Aubrey. I know there are many friends and loved ones who are keeping you in their prayers as I am. Please find comfort in our prayers for you and your family.

There are a couple of scriptures that I'd like to share with you when you have the time and desire to look at them. John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4....these all hold out the hope of the resurrection.

God bless you Venita...I send my love to you and yours.
Lois Iles
February 1, 2010
Venita, I can't imagine the pain that you are going through right now. You are like family and we are deeply saddened by your loss. Your son lives on through those precious grandchildren of yours and i hope that you can find comfort in that. We Love you and are always here for you. Lisa, Ken, Elijah and Jade
Lisa Iles
February 1, 2010
Venita, You, Jimmie and Aubrey's children are in my immediate prayers.
I've contacted some people to inform them of your loss. My heart goes out to you, especially being his a mother. Friends Always,
Love,
Paula R. Smith and Family
February 1, 2010
VJ... please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.... We send you much luv... The storm is passing over... I know it doesnt seem like it is ......but hold to the hand that never changes... allow him to comfort you .... Rhonda and Lamont Moorer... McKeesport PA
Rhonda Moorer
January 31, 2010
Dear Nita: I tried so hard to find the words that might bring you comfort, however I know from my own experience of losing someone I love deeply that sometimes there are no words that can bring comfort at this time so soon. I wanted you to know that you are on my heart and my spirit also grieves for your loss. May our Lord thy God take you in his arms and hold you ever so tight, while showering you with His Love and care. Yes it hurts, and Yes it hurts, but I can assure you one day, our Father finds a way to soften the blow of loss. I send you all my love and all my prayers of comfort and peace. Love you Nita. Ro-ro

Rochelle Cassell
Rochelle Cassell
January 31, 2010
Venita,
My prayers are with you and the family. Today I know was a tough day for you. You pray and the Comforter will come. He will be there for you in your time of need. It is going to take you a while to get through this that's to be is expected. This was a great loss for you. So go ahead and cry this is part of the healing process. I hope didn't send empty words to you. I believe in sending words of comfort, love, and my prayers to those I care deeply for. God Bless you.
Suzanne Singletary
January 30, 2010
To Venita,Jimmy,Jane and all that love Aubrey,

As I pondred the events of this past week I thought of the song "Gone Too Soon". I hope that with each passing day, you and your family's pain and grief eases.
Let God lead you and in time you will find peace, and the sun will shine again.

We (The Moore Family) love you so much!

Forever in our thoughts and prayers,

Kevin, Patrice, Lil Patrice and Emahni
Patrice Harris-Moore
January 30, 2010
MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU IN THIS TIME AUBREY WAS A GOOD FRIEND TO ME I WILL MISS HIM BUT I KNOW HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE

MAKESHA WELLS MRSSWELLZ@YAHOO.COM
MICHKESHA WELLS
January 30, 2010
Aubrey, you were my best friend & homie. I'm gonna miss you man. I send my prayers to your mom, kids and family. Sorry I couldn't be there. I'll see you at the crossroads. God bless.
TyReece
January 30, 2010
My Dearest friend, May you find the strength and comfort you need to get through these times. You are in deed a very special person to so many. Let God minister to you and your family in this time of need. Your friend Always,
Sherry
Sherry Russell-Coprich
January 30, 2010
To Venita and the Myers and Johnson families, I send my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son. Unfortunately, our family can identify
with this type of loss. I pray God will see you through the pain and the grief, and sustain you and your family. With love. The Reynolds Family.
Lori Reynolods
January 30, 2010
VJ, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The light of your life is now watching over you. I am so sorry, but I know you are strong and you will be okay. In time the memories will make you smile more than cry. The memories keep our loved ones with us forever. I love you! --Lynda
Lynda Beasley
January 30, 2010
Hello, I'm sorry for your loss and all my love goes out to you. I knew Aubrey since Aurora Hills and he was such a bundle of joy and he will be missed... W/Love Shonte Beasley-Whitney
Shonte Beasley-Whitney
January 29, 2010
vj i'm truly sorry about your loss,my prayers are with you and your family,please feel free to call upon me if there is anything i can do for you and your family.aubrey will truly be missed.may god bless you and your family love cornell
cornell allen
January 29, 2010
vj i'm truly sorry about your loss,my prayers are with you and your family,please feel free to call upon me if there is anything i can do for you and your family.aubrey will truly be missed.may god bless you and your family love cornell
January 29, 2010
VJ - so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your friend, Laurie Lang
Laurie Lang
January 29, 2010
CHESTER (CC) AND FAMILY SORRY FOR THE LOST OF YOUR SON
MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU ALL.

YOUR FRIEND BERENDA (BC) COLEMAN
BERENDA COLEMAN
January 29, 2010
Nita K,

God Bless you and your family, as we know that he will never leave or forsake us, especially in our time of need. " None of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord." Romans 14:7-8

Love, Sympathy and Blessings,
Debra Cooper-Clark
January 29, 2010
My prayers are with you and your family I have known Aubrey since Aurora hills middle school he was a good friend I will pray for you and your family.
Sherey Lowe
January 29, 2010
My Dear VJ~

We're so sorry to hear about the passing of Aubrey. Please lean on your friends and family for strength and support and know how much you are loved. We are praying for you and your family.

Darlene and Mark Irvin
January 29, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
Billy and Jackie Richardson
January 29, 2010
Nita, my prayers are with you and your family. I am a mother with only one son. I can only image what you are going through but I know God will carry you through. Here a poem I dedicate to you and Aubrey.

The Cord
We are connected, my child and I, by an invisible cord not seen by the eye.
It's not like the cord that connects us 'til birth. This cord can't be seen by any on Earth.
This cord does its work right from the start. It binds us together attached to my heart.
I know that it's there though no one can see. The invisible cord from my child to me.
The strength of this cord is hard to describe. It can't be destroyed. It can't be denied.
It's stronger than any cord man could create. It withstands the test and can hold any weight.
Though you are gone and you're not here with me. The cord is still there but no one can see.
It pulls at my heart. I am bruised...I am sore, but this cord is my lifeline as never before.
I am thankful that God connects us this way.
A mother and child…death can't take it away!
Author Unknown

With all my love
Gee-Gee
Joy Hall
January 29, 2010
Venita,
You and yours are in our prayers. God bless you all and memories are lifes treasures.

Love, prayers and condolences,

MJ and Christi Dailey
Denver, CO
January 29, 2010
To God be the Glory for the things he has done. Venita, I know your heart is heavy and darkness all around, but just look to God and he will be the one to wipe all your tears and away and bring you out into his marvelous light!! When the service is over and all friends and love ones go back to their homes, remember God will still be there with you. I want you to know that because its real. I know you are a strong woman of faith, allow him to dwell within. I am praying still for you and your family, and will always be a phone call or facebook message away. I love you with the love of God!! Be blessed and allow OUR GOD to do the rest because he cares for you!
Dee Shelton
January 29, 2010
Venita, Jimmy and family,
Venita from one mother to another, my heart goes out to you. I can't imagine the pain and suffering at the lost of a son. You're in our thoughts and prayer's, may God's peace be with you at this time.
Carlton & Sabrina Mathis
January 29, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Larry Livramento
January 29, 2010
Hello venita i'm so sorry for your loss I have dated Aubry as a Teen and it was Heart Felt to reach out to you. I will keep you in prayers May God be with you.

Shariee
Shariee White
January 29, 2010
Nita,
I have prayed for the words to say to you, GOD told me to continue praying for you and your family and Aub's kids, I have known you guys for over 25 years and remember babysitting Aub with Mimi and I want you to know me and my entire Family are praying and Love you guys...love you Tiny and Tiff
latonya.hughes@qwest.com
Latonya (aka tiny) hughes
January 29, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
Ruby Harris
January 29, 2010
Our prayers are with you
Trina & Eric Durham
January 29, 2010
Venita
Soul Secrets for the death of someone you love
O Lord,I have lived this day to bury one I love. My gratitude is full as my grief, and my peace is as deep as my pain--all because of You. I need You as never before. Shepherd my soul through these dry and heavy days. You send us to this earth for a season and then You receive us again unto Yourself.I understand this cycle, but I wasn't quite as ready to let go of this one as I though I'd be All my life I've known that someday this would happen but the finality and reality of it ar piercing. One thing I know, that death cannot kill love and human hands can't bury it. On this, my loved one's resurrection day, I give You praise for a life lived well.
Always all my Love
Helen & Big Mike
January 29, 2010
Venita, this is Crystal s. Jason’s mom, I saw Aubrey on last Wednesday and we had a very nice and warm talk about family and friends. I promised him that I would get in touch with you so we could reconnect and go over old times. He looked very well and was proud of all his children and told me how well you were doing. Venita I know you have always been a women of faith and wisdom, believe that God has a greater blessing for you. My prayers and condolences are with you and your family. Crystal
crystal stribling
January 29, 2010
Venita from one mother to another, my heart goes out to you. I can't imagine the pain and suffering at the lost of a son. You're in my thoughts and prayer's, may God's peace be with you at this time. I loved Aubrey and he loved me it is with heartfelt thanks that share that love with you now. Sincerely, Christina Holmes Mother of Ambrosia Borrelli, Alexandria Holmes and Clayton Holmes (Navy) and a host of others who've attached themselves to me. God Bless You.
Christina Holmes
January 29, 2010
VJ,

Just know that I am praying that GOD makes each day a little easier to bare than the day before. May He fill your heart with all of the fun memories of your precious son Aubrey.
Jo Ann Moss-Jackson
January 28, 2010
From the Brown family,

We were truly sadden to hear of Aubrey's passing. We are keeping your family in our prayers. God Bless you all.
January 28, 2010
Venita and Jimmy and family.....my heart feels for you all...Venita I feel your pain...because of me having one child as well....You are very strong because I dont know if I could have done it.....your faith will keep you strong....I will be in Denver this month to be with you...I love you dearly....
Ronnie & Joni Milton
January 28, 2010
Venita, Jimmy and family,
When we lose a loved one to death it is perfectly normal to grieve. We must honor and recognize each stage of the grief and evry emotion we have. There will be shock, denial, anger, confusion, fear, helplessness, numbness, and eventually, acceptance. There will be a point when we don't know what to do, but we want to something. At this point we must understand and acccept it, there is no death; there is no end; there is only transformation. Your loved one now exists in a new time, new place, new reality-and so do we. The relationship has been transformed. You owe it to yourself and the memory of your son to grieve and cleanse your soul. My prayers are with you and your family.
Jolene Bradshaw
January 28, 2010
Venita, you have been very special to me thru ought all these years, i didn't know your son but if he was anything like you he was something special, the Packer family loves and respects you and yours, Acceptance is the key to all my problems, the moment i accept the situation exactly the way it is, is the moment i trust that GOD is in control, the moment i want it diferent then i say i know better than GOD, I am heart broken for you, Clifford Packer
clifford packer
January 28, 2010
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
WINONA RICHARDSON-ROBINSON
January 28, 2010
VJ, Jimmie and family my condolences go out to you and yours.
In sad times like these I like to remember the good times…I remember you, Jimmie, Aubrey and I were all just about hoarse at the T-ball game cheering for Rashad, Jaronn and all the other boys and then laughing until it hurt because none of the kids really knew what was going on, but they were just having a great time!

Love and continued blessings,
Roni (Reed) Saulsberry
Roni Saulsberry
January 28, 2010
VJ so sorry to hear of your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Loylynn Quintana
January 28, 2010
Venita,
Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I know that God will guide you through this because no one else can. Sarah, Justin,and myself send our love and support. We're here for you whenever you may need us.

Melanie Hinton & Family
January 28, 2010
Hi VJ,
This is your long lost friend, I love you very much and was very sad to hear about Aubrey. VJ, when you have a chance, please call me, 303-626-4858. My husband and I went through a similar situation 3 years ago. Please turn to your friends and remember God loves you.
Felicia Hunter
January 28, 2010
My heart sank when I heard the news about your son. Also a mother of an only son, I can't even imagine what you're going through right now, but be brave, keep those memories alive of your many special times with Aubrey, and just thank God that you had the time you did with him. I will keep you in my prayers.
Julie Kornman
January 28, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
MAYA WHITNEY
January 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.God will watch over you.

Lisa Fields and Family
January 28, 2010
Venita, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and your family.

Crystal Yelverton & Cathy Yelverton
Crystal Yelverton
January 28, 2010
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Denise Rhone
January 28, 2010
Dear Venita & Family,

I can't promise that tomorrow will be better. I can't tell you that I fully understand why things happen. It's hard to know just what to say at this sad time because your loss is so great and because your Son will be missed in so many ways. But even though no words can truly comfort you right now, know that God is your comforter He will see you through. Perhaps in time through the power of pray God will ease your pain V.J.. I happen to know you're a very strong person you have an inner source (The Holy Spirit) that same strength is with you now and I know He will pull from with-in you the energy you need to go beyond this and any challenges you face

Psalms 55:22 "Cast your Cares on the Lord and he will sustain you: he will never let the righteous fall."

To the family stay encourged and know that God will see you through.

All my Love,
Jackie Moore
January 28, 2010
My prayers and condolences are with you and your family Venita.
Peggy Dean-Williams
January 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Gwen Ingram-Thompson
January 28, 2010
hi Venita my name iz Peggie I am sorry about what ure going thru rite now n ure life BUT GOD has a betta plan for ure son he iz n a betta place rite now no problems an no mo hassles there iz a lite at the end or the tunnel ure n rite now Keep ure head up and continue to Beleive n God and u will make it thru this trying time
peggie guess
January 27, 2010
Dearest V.J. and family,

My deepest heartfelt sympathy for you and your beloved family. My heart breaks for the loss of Aubrey and to those who knew him and loved him.

V.J., I remember Aubrey when he was about 4 years old, and you would bring him to work sometimes at 444 Sherman. He would sit there and draw and color on our typing paper. Cutest litttle fellow with those big brown eyes that would melt butter. I remember you, T. and Aubrey coming over to our apt. at Newgate Apartments in Southwest Denver to pick a T.V. set that Gordon and I wanted to give to Aubrey.

So many little memories of your little guy. I am so glad to have shared some special times with you and Aubrey.

Thank you, V.J., for allowing me to be a tiny part of your lives. I shall never forget Aubrey.

Your long-time friend and associate,
With Love,
Sherry Fairchild
6622 W. Mississippi Way
Lakewood, CO 80232
(303)975-0917
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