Kira Adele JOHNSON
Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home - West End Chapel
1003 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd
Atlanta, GA
JOHNSON, Kira Adele Mrs. Kira Dixon Johnson [39], wife of Charles Spurgeon Johnson IV, passed on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She is survived by her husband, Charles, their sons Charles V and Langston, her parents, Wayne Dixon and Dierdre Dixon, her brothers, Duane Dixon, Trevis Dixon and Kenton Dixon, and a host of aunts, uncles, and extended family members. A celebration of her life is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23rd at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College, 830 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30314. In honor of Kira's unwavering positivity and joy, attendees are asked to wear bright beautiful colors. Arrangements are being handled by Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kira Dixon Johnson Memorial Fund at any Bank of America Banking Center. The Fund will support youth who need resources to study abroad, especially in Asia, a part of the world that Kira loved. Willie A. Watkins Historic West End Chapel, (404)758-1731.

Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2016.
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Lisa Mitcham
May 18, 2020
To the family; you have my sincere condolences in the loss of such an obviously beautifully spirited soul. I was just touched by your story from watching a second run on The Resident. It was heartbreaking. I pray that your activism regarding your tragedy has helped other Mom's. Bless you and your family ❤
Acqua Richards
August 27, 2019
Charles PLEASE know I think of you often...

As hard as it must be for you with the loss of Kira, I hope and pray you are unceasingly comforted by God's presence-feeling his eternal love for you and the boys...

Hugs...Tricia aka Momma T
Tricia Johnson
May 16, 2019
Blessings to your loved ones, friends and family. Love and light to your memory. Although I did not know you in this life, your beautiful soul touched my heart. Rest In Peace Warrior Sister.
Kangi Kraemer
May 15, 2019
I am heartbroken for you and your family. May this loss truly make a difference for all moms who create life. My deepest condolences.
Liv-Ella Lopez
April 19, 2019
Even though I don't know your family personally. I would like to extend my deepest condolences. I watched "The Resident" on 4/15/19 and it just tore my heart out. I had to look up her name so I could extend my condolences.
Annette Meyer
April 19, 2019
I was deeply touched when i saw the recent episode of the Residents. It passed a very strong message; we are all humans, irrespective of our variations we should be treated as a Single specie that we are; Homo Sapiens. As a future Obstetrician i was challenged by This story, it is now my inspiration to strive for perfection in my intended profession. I will bear her name in Mind each time i step into The OR to perform an operation and her story will serve as a Caution for me to work hard to avoid Casualty. Kira Lives on. One love bro @ Charles
Etinosa Igbinoba
April 18, 2019
I Miss You Baby Girl. Now, Always and Forever...
Kenya Miller
April 18, 2019
My heart goes out to her family. Sending hugs and prayers your way.
Kelly Patterson
April 18, 2019
I just finished watching an episode of The Resident "If Not Now, When?" The episode brought tears to my eyes. When I read at the end it was fictional but inspired by true stories, such as yours, I could not stop the tears.
I can only hope this episode wakes up all the Dr's that have prejudice or just don't give a damn.To Kira's husband, children, families and friends, I offer my deepest heartfelt condolences. It's obvious from reading some other postings that Kira was an inspiration and touched many lives with her love and kindness.
May you all someday find peace!
Bev Lee
April 17, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss Charles, thank you for sharing your story. You are a brave man.
Thank you
April 16, 2019
I saw Kira's story on T.V. I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to the family
April 16, 2019
My condolences
Tania Mackanin
April 15, 2019
Kira's light shines so bright from heaven tonight!
Seeing her story across the Nation should bring the change that is necessary to honor her.
May it never happen again!
God Bless your family and keep Kira's memory alive
The Webber's
April 15, 2019
I just found out...

My thoughts & prayers are with her family (bless over her husband, sons & parents)

I met Kira in Greenville, S.C. we attended the same high for a short period of time in 1992/1993
( JL Mann High) she was an amazing person and a great friends. We would talk on the phone and laugh for hours at my Def Comedy Jam tapes (VHS) You will truly be missed.
Marquis Henderson
December 10, 2018
Loving thoughts to Charles and sons..

GA is responding at the Gold Dome. I thought of you while speaking to legislatures this session. Blessings to you all.
Danette Glass
April 9, 2018
Charles IV and Kira's loving (Dixon and Johnson) family, may God continue to saturate you all in His unfailing and everlasting love. This loss has affected us tremendously, we can not begin to comprehend your journey. Thanks so much for sharing Kira with the world. Thanks also for championing this tragic cause to prevent others from succombing in this catashopric manner. May God's grace, peace, strength and favor be with you and your beloved sons (Charles V and Langston) forever. With love, Danette McLaurin Glass and Bettye McConnaughey McLaurin
Danette Glass
October 25, 2017
Praise God, This did not take God by surprise, he is in control. He knows exactly what he is doing, we just have to trust God in everything, I mean everything, even our loves one. Think about this. (The earth is the Lords, And the fulness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein.) we must leave this world, we were not meant to stay together forever, therefore, God has perfect liberty to take who he wants, he is God Almighty, dont get made at God just trust him in all His decisions, then peace will come.
Joann Heidt
September 3, 2017
I miss and love ❤ you sooooooo much Keekabee.... You have been such a wonderful friend for over 20 years... Your Mother and I talk sooooooo much more now than we ever did. So much about you and reminiscing on old times. I miss that smile and laughter... Thank you for blessing us with your graceful presence. Your boys, Charles and both families and Friends will forever watch you live on within us all. I have and always will love you Kira Johnson. Forever your friend,

Kenya (Fame, Daily lol) Miller
Kenya Miller
June 23, 2017
So sorry for your loss God will guide you and your family and keep you strong. #kira4moms
Duchess ONeal
June 22, 2017

Your legacy will live forever #kira4Moms!

Love you so MUCH! We will forever take care and love your husband and your boys!
Pamela Wilkes
June 22, 2017
So very sorry to hear of this untimely death. I will pray for the entire family. God is able to do anything but fail. Judge Hatchett, I have seen you on t.v. and I know you are a very strong woman. We will continue in pray for your Son and the babies. He will lead you beside the still waters and restore your souls. May God bless and keep all of you. I feel your pain.
Rwgina Martin
June 20, 2017
We were fortunate to have her, to know her, and because we knew her we couldn't help but love her.
Queen Aza
October 24, 2016
Words cannot express the sorrow that we feel..May our Great God Jehovah comfort and support both families..Kiara and my children were childhood friends and she will be truly missed..
Royster Family
May 29, 2016
Kira,you will forever be in our hearts, You lived an amazing life that has always been full of love and laughter. Your boys will forever be surrounded with lots of love. Our time together was way to short yet you are the cousin that everyone would love to have had within their family just as I did. Gone way to soon but never to be forgotten. Sleep in peace Kira.. Love always your cousin Keisha Dixon-Ford
Keisha Dixon-Ford
May 17, 2016
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Dixon and Johnson Family. May The Lord continue to Bless and keep you during this difficult time. We have you all in our prayers.
David & Evita Jenkins
Evita Jenkins
May 1, 2016
To the Dixon and Johnson Families: May the love of family, friends and the Almighty God help you thru the difficult days ahead.
Carolyn Nelson
April 28, 2016
Dear Dixon and Johnson Families,
There aren't any words that can express how sorry we are but you are heavy on our hearts and minds. Charles and Sondra we are asking for comfort and strength for your whole family.
J and Katina Lett
April 24, 2016
Charles, Please know I am holding you and the boys close in my thoughts and prayers... Hugs & Kisses...Tricia
Tricia Johnson
April 23, 2016
My prayers are with Kira's family and friends. May God comfort you in this time of loss.
Tedera Bell
April 23, 2016
Praying that the sweet memories of Kira far outweighs any sadness during this time. May God bless the entire family.
Sharon Jarrett
April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016
To the Johnson and Dixon family. We are truly sorry for your loss. I was privileged to meet Kira and Charles, immediately I felt that I known them for a long time. as everyone has mentioned, I too am heartbroken and will continue to pray for you all and keep you in our prayers for healing and comfort during this difficult time.

Tara and Robert Benson - Candler congregation
Tara Benson
April 22, 2016
I love you always Kira!!!!You've touched so many peoples lives all over the will truely be missed and never forgotten!Adrienne
April 22, 2016
Johnson and Dixon Family
Exodus 17:11,12 says"As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands they were losing. Moses hands grew tired Aaron and Hur placed rock under him and they held Moses hands up until sunset. The Class of Towers High School 94 is Aaron And Hur. We will always be there for you. You are never alone. Kira touched many of our lives in so many ways.
Shanika Ellis-Stanley
April 22, 2016
To Charles and the rest of the Johnson family. God bless and keep you through your loss. We are praying for you guys.

The Jackson Family
James and Deirdre Jackson
April 22, 2016
My condolences to the Dixon and Johnson families. My heart goes out to you all. My heart is broken, so I can only imagine. Kira was one in a million. It was a blessing growing up together with the Dixon family. I wish we had kept more in touch. But the last time I saw her, she was so bubbly and was so happy to see my Sister and I. That moment will be forever in my heart. I'm Praying that you Charles, will find comfort in pictures and videos. Peace and blessings to you!
Michele Spivey
April 22, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Leah Sears, Haskell Ward, Addison and Brennan Sears-Collins
April 22, 2016
I miss you so much. I remember our moms hanging out and you falling in love with my baby boy. I remember high school and we coming to each other house when were little. I love You Kira and will always hold you dear to my heart.
Billette Whetstone
April 22, 2016
We all grew up together in Decatur, GA and oh how time flies. My prayers go out to the entire family during this difficult time. May you all find strength and comfort knowing she is at peace and one of our angels.
Nikki Palmer
April 22, 2016
With Deepest Sympathy

Michael L.Foster
April 22, 2016
With Deepest Sympathy

Michael L. Foster
April 22, 2016
My deepest condolences. Love and affection to you Charles and the entire family. Pastor Johnnie Christine Anderson
Pastor Johnnie Christine Anderson
April 22, 2016
Kira I have always loved you..... As I always will Keekebee. To Charles, I pray for you and the children at this difficult time. I am sure that without any doubt, you will, with the help of God, Family, and Friends, begin to mend and heal. This type of transition is undeniably unexpected, and difficult beyond measure, but with the grace of God, I know with all certainty that you will be whole again. To the Dixon and Johnson families, Trevis, Ms. Dixon (DeeDeDee) and all others, I want you to know how truly Blessed I am to have experienced such an AWESOME spirit. Pure, genuine, sincere, are some of the many things that come to mind. That smile, that sarcasm, that beautiful mind... Kira did more in her 39 years on this earth, than most would do in two lifetimes. I will always love you, always miss you, and know that you will always be my Runnin' Buddy.

Kenya Miller
Kenya Miller
April 22, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences during this time.
The Staff of Willie A. Watkins, Inc. Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home
April 22, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the Dixon and Johnson families. I've known Kira since elementary school and she was always very sweet to me. She'll be truly missed.
Octavia Williams
April 21, 2016
Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. You and your family have been so supportive to us. We stand with you today to offer any support in any way. Words can not ease the pain but please accept our heartfelt sympathies.

William, Devina, Delisle and London Rose
Devina Miller
April 21, 2016
May God Bless you Charles and your beautiful family. My prayers are with you now and forever. God is who He says He is. Call me at any time. Love all of you, Pam Wilkes
Pam Wilkes
April 21, 2016
Charles, we are praying for you and the family! God will provide the strength you need to get through this and raise your beautiful sons. Also know that your family is here for you. Your beautiful wife will be watching over you and your sons. She will be your perfect angel.
Toya and Rod TEAMER and Family
April 20, 2016
My prayers goes out to the family. Kira was truly a sweet,kind caring loving person. Not 1 day had I ever seen her with a frown. After growing up on Wedgefield circle and living across the street from each other, we all were like 1 big family,the robinsons,the browns,the Dixons and the samples! You will be truly missed!
Nikki Robinson
April 20, 2016
As I look back on the day we met in elementary school, all I can see is that contagious smile......and as you became an adult, that beautiful smile remained. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. May GOD keep your family because only HE can. Kira, you will be missed.
Ebony Glass
April 20, 2016
My prayers are with you Charles. I am always here to support and love you.

Your Cousin,

Cheryl Teamer
April 20, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
c m
April 20, 2016
My prayers for you all at this time. I know Kira will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Gone too soon. Love and prayers.
Vicki Laverty
April 20, 2016
Our hearts go out to you.
Jill and Clark Dubin
Jill Dubin
April 20, 2016
Vivian Martin Prince
April 20, 2016
To our dear friend & brother, Wayne Dixon and family. We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear daughter Kira. Be consoled to know that we are all here for you always and that God will indeed comfort your heart and give you the strength to endure this trial.
Lawrence & Tina
April 20, 2016

My heart breaks as I just heard about your passing today. I remember our childhood friendship at Snapfinger Elementary School. We were such good friends and enjoyed so many wonderful times together such as our 7th Grade trip to the Space Center in Alabama and our 7th Grade Dance that we attended together in our beautiful ballroom gowns. You were such a blessing to me as a friend. You had such an amazing spirit and I know you are in a better place. May your loved ones and friends be comforted by our Lord and Savior in this time of sorrow. With Love, Lakita (McKnight) Williams
Lakita Williams
April 20, 2016
Just heart breaking. I know what a good father you must be, Your wife will always be in your hearts. You and your families are in my prayers
Becky Sorenson
April 20, 2016
Kira such a beautiful spirit! From elementary school on I have enjoyed our times together and am appreciative for them. May God provide the Dixon and Johnson family with continued strength. I pray for the family and sons! God be with you and keep you!
Rachelle and Marcus Biddles
April 20, 2016
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