Amarria Johnson
JOHNSON, Amarria Denise, 7, of Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord Monday, January 2, 2012. She is survived by her mother, Laura Mary-Beth Pendleton; stepmother, Sheryl C. Pendleton; father, Maurice F. Johnson; godmother, Erin A. Paige; godfather, Latrone Lawson; devoted sister, Enam Kelly; brothers, Japier Jackson, Darius and Dontae Baker; grandfather, Leroy Green; grandparents, Deloris and Randolph Johnson; great-grandmother, Maxine Green; best friends, Grace and Sadariya; a host of aunts and uncles and numerous cousins. The family will receive friends

6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rte. 10). Her funeral service will be held 12 noon, Saturday at Fifth Street Baptist Church, 2800 3rd Ave., Richmond, Va. Entombment will follow at Dale Memorial Park, Chesterfield, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Amarria Johnson Fund c/o Wells Fargo Bank.



This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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andre green
April 20, 2012
My deepest condolences to you on the loss of Amarria. My son is also allergic to nuts, and my heart breaks for you. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Kate Vassallo
February 2, 2012
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss....my little girl has severe food allergies also. I'm praying for your family that the Lord will bring comfort as only He can, day by day. God Bless.
K. Holloway
January 30, 2012
i no she could come over here and she was funny to be around it been 3 year i no here and her brother jj my praise is with u and i am sorry 4 your lose
Roosevelt Pendergrass
January 25, 2012
My deepest sorrow for your loss.
Amarria's story has touched me in so many ways. As a city employee, a future teacher, a mother, and a food allergy sufferer. She has inspired me to fight for EpiPens in our schools and better food allergy awareness.
I will not forget you, Amarria. And I will not let others forget.
God bless.
Jessica
January 23, 2012
My sympathies and a prayer for strengh go out to you.
Ginny
January 16, 2012
Only the good die young, RIP Amarria...
January 12, 2012
I am a mother of a little boy with multiple food and life threatening allergies. My deepest condolences. My heart breaks for you and your family. May you and your family find peace and support in your time of grief.
Esme Parsons
January 11, 2012
I never met Amarria but the passing of her really touched me. Such a sweet looking angel taken too soon. May God be with you all at this time and that you know others are praying for you.
Carolyn Funn
January 11, 2012
We going to miss u AMARRIA!!!!!
Dee,Carmen DaVesha and Ja'keem
January 11, 2012
The death of a young child is a loss to the whole community. While I did not know your daughter or family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Mark Lindsey
January 10, 2012
I am a mother of two boys with multiple food allergies. My heart is broken to hear of your loss...it is a tragedy. Words escape me...know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Susan Hawrylow (Canada)
January 10, 2012
As a mother of two food allergic daughters (one with peanuts and tree nut allergies), your loss hits more than close to home. I am so profoundly sorry for your loss of your baby, taken by death far far too early. The food allergy community has you and your family in our thoughts.
Junga Kim
January 10, 2012
I cant express how heavy my heart is for you and your family,but I will say that God has another beautiful Angel in Heaven to add to the beauty of his Praise. I pray for nothing but peace and joy that God will cover you with all his understanding.
Lisha Thompson
January 9, 2012
This touches so close to my heart. I have of a child with food allergies too. I am so sorry for you loss, and pray for you and your family.
Kelly Norton
January 9, 2012
I am deeply sorry about your loss. Although, I know dear Amarria is with the Lord right now.
Rosalva Flores
January 9, 2012
To the parents::My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time and I pray that God will bring you comfort in these times.
temisha jones
January 9, 2012
The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act was recently introduced, so that all public elementary and secondary schools in the US will have emergency epinephren and someone trained to administer it on site. It is possible, this may have helped save Amarria's life. Please go to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis's website to learn how you can help support it.
http://www.foodallergy.org/page/school-access-to-emergency-epinephrine-act1
Personally, I think the name should be changed to the Amarria Johnson School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.
Kay Cunningham
January 9, 2012
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,ICANT IMAGINE A DEATH OF ONE OF MY KIDS OR MY GRANDBOYS MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOUR FAMILY AND MAY YOU FIND YOUR STRENGTH IN THE LORD,JUST CALL ON HIM.I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS.
RENEE PAIGE
January 9, 2012
Although we did not know your daughter personally, I can't help but to express my condolences to you and your family. I can only imagine how you are feeling right now but I pray and hope that you find strength and comfort in the days ahead. Remember that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Mrs Alethia Hudson & Family
January 9, 2012
My sincerest condolences for the loss of your beautiful angel. I cannot begin to fathom the pain of losing your child. I pray that you find peace and strength and know that many of us have you and your family in our prayers.
The Ennis Family
January 9, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I have sons with allergies and since I heard about Amarria I can't stop thinking about her and your family. Please know how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Pearl, New Jersey
January 8, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I have sons with allergies and since I heard about Amarria I can't stop thinking about her and your family. Please know how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Pearl, New Jersey
January 8, 2012
My Prayers goes out to you and your family may god give you strength to make it every day..
Tracy
January 8, 2012
We love you Iil one and you will be miss god welcome you home .
Lawanda Kershaw
January 8, 2012
My sincere condolences for the loss of Amarria. Death is painful esp when you loose a loved one at such a young age. Jehovah is a loving God and doesnt cause these bad things to happen. Yet he allows them to happen but Jehovah provides those of us that are loyal
the hope of everlasting life.
mrs moore
January 8, 2012
As the mother of a food allergy child, I sincerely empathsize with your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. E. Powell (Creedmoor, NC).
January 8, 2012
My family and I are so sorry for your loss! Know that you have the entire food allergy community sending you much love and support!
Serena Keeney-Horsch
January 8, 2012
To Amarria's family,
As a food allergy mother I do not have the proper words. My heart breaks for the entire family, and please know, you have been in my prayers and so many others in the community since we heard about this. I know I will have to share this story with my 7 year old, before she returns to school tomorrow (she was sick all last week) and I am scared. We try so hard to protect them, to try to give them a 'normal' life, but LIFE is our primary goal. From all of the articles and tv news stories, it seems you did a wonderful job of raising a well balanced happy child who was aware of her food allergies. From the interviews with her grandfather, that I have seen, I keep posting them and saying that he is my HERO. In this time of unimaginable pain, he is looking for ways to ensure this never happens again, and how he can help save my child's life and the lives of all others with food allergies. Maybe the current proposed law in congress for epi-pens in all schools, should have it's name changed to the Amarria Bill. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help with you, I have already posted how to donate to the Amarria Johnson Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo (it is a little tricky for those outside of Virginia - use mother's name (Laura Pendleton) and Chesterfield VA) If the teller can't do it, get a supervisor and have them keep trying!

Again, families love and prayers go to your family!
ps - I will post again with links to this proposed bill
Kay Cunningham
January 8, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. She seems like such a sweet girl. May bless her little soul & heal your broken hearts.
S Hunt
January 8, 2012
Will never forget your little girl, a true angel protecting so many others with her story! I pray for your peace and strength.
January 8, 2012
Even though I do not know you personally, I just had to express my sorrow over your loss of your beautiful little girl Amarria. A beautiful name for God's newest angel. May God comfort you in the days to come.
Diana Lowery
January 8, 2012
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Union Baptist Church Family
January 8, 2012
I am so so sorry for your lost. I can't begin to imagine losing a child. My condolences go out to you and your family. Look to the man above, he will be there to comfort you during this time of pain. God Bless.
Jackie
January 8, 2012
Prayers for your family at this time
Sarah
January 8, 2012
Our family is saddened by the loss of your daughter. We are praying for you and your family. May you find peace during this difficult time. From the parents of a son with food allergies.
W & C
January 8, 2012
I am so saddened to hear about your loss. I am praying for comfort and peace for you and your family. I also pray for friends and family to surround you all with love to help carry you through your grief as you learn to live with a hole in your heart.
God bless, ~An allergy mommy~
Trina Daniels
January 7, 2012
We've all lost a beautiful person. I'm so very sorry to hear of your only daughter's passing. May God's grace be sufficent to you and your family through this difficult transition. As long as our hearts beat, little Amarria will always be a sweet whisper in our hearts and souls forever. My prayers will be with you.
Vickie Bullock
January 7, 2012
May God hold you in his arms as you face the hardest tragdy you will ever face in your life. So sorry for your loss. She has touched many hearts and will forever be remembered as the beautiful little girl that is now an angel in heaven. I totally believe this child's death is going to cause some changes in schools and school protocol for handling children with allergies. Your babies name (Amarria) and all the memories you have of her will be remembered for ever in you heart. She will always be with you. As a mother of a child with severe allergies and have faced a major reaction in the past, I totally understand what your life has been like for ever how long you have been aware of Amarria's allergies. May God be with you and your family as you try to go forward in life. Prayers are going up as we speak for peace & comfort for you and your family.
Darlene McCue
January 7, 2012
Praying for you and your family. Amarria, your beautiful little angel will always be in my heart, for I too have two food allergic children, one the same age as Amarria. May God give you the strength and courage to keep her spirit deep within your own heart and allow yourself heal so that you may enjoy the wonderful memories and time with her.
Pam Food Allergy Mom
January 7, 2012
I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful little girl. She will live on in our memories and help to protect others with her story. Wishing you peace.
Food Allergy Mom
January 7, 2012
The passing of Amarria weighs heavy on my mind and in my heart. I am praying for the peace, love, strength and courage you and your family need. God bless.
Megan
January 7, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss, may Amarria rest in peace, and many prayers of comfort and strength for all of your family.
Andrea
January 7, 2012
With deepest sympathy <3
Meara and family
January 7, 2012
From a Mom with a peanut and shellfish allergic child, thoughts and hugs to your family.
Amy I.
January 7, 2012
My prayers go out to your family on the loss of your sweet little baby girl Amarria. May you find comfort in her memories and know she is now your Guardian Angel.
Melissa
January 7, 2012
I am praying for you and your family. I have a daughter with peanut and tree nut allergies and am thinking of your family and sending you strength and courage in this time of deep loss.
Sheela Raja
January 7, 2012
Love and prayers from our food allergic family to yours. May you all find peace in the days and months ahead.
Food allergy mom,
Mrs. Hayes
January 7, 2012
As a mother with a son with severe food allergies my heart just breaks of this news. may you and your family find peace in your daughter's passing. I will be a voice for your daughter, my son and all others with these life threating allergies. God bless you and your family may Amarria R.I.P
Erica Andert & Family Andert
January 7, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Fran
January 7, 2012
May God welcome Amarria with warm and welcome arms. Blessings and comfort to all who love her. My heart is heavy with such a loss. Praying for the health and safety of children everywhere. --Mama of Marisa, 6, who has severe food allergies
Joy
January 7, 2012
kimberly
January 7, 2012
i am so saddened to hear of your family's loss. my son also has food allergies and we share in your grief. our deepest condolences.
brooke adams
January 7, 2012
I am so deeply sorry for your loss,as a parent of a nut alllergic child my heart aches for you and your family, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
kimberly
January 7, 2012
I am so very, very sorry for your loss. My prayers go to you and your family. My children and I have a tree nut and peanut allergy too. God bless
Marta S
January 7, 2012
My deepest sympathies to you all. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I am the mommy of an 8 year old, peanut allergic daughter. I am on a mission to pass a law in honor of your daughter that makes it mandatory for epi pens to be available to everyone who needs them in school. May your beautiful child rest in peace and may God be with your family and bring you peace and strength. God bless you all.
Jennifer
January 7, 2012
May Amarria's name be a blessing forever! We are saddened to learn of her passing and as a family with food allergies, we are especially touched by this tragedy. You are in our thoughts.
Raquel
January 7, 2012
I want to send my condolences to your family, my heart was so shocked when I first heard of Amarria's story. I have a four year old daughter who has a tree nut, peanut, and dairy allergy...your precious daughter's story hits close to home for a lot of us. I pray for your family that the Lord gives you comfort during this difficult time.
Kamisha York
January 7, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are also with you. I can't imagine what feelings you must be dealing with right now. Thank you for sharing Amarria's story with us.
Mary Miller
January 7, 2012
My heart is so heavy for your family. I have a son with peanut and tree nut allergies. I cannot express my sadness. May you find comfort and strength in God's love.
Angie M
January 7, 2012
To Amarria's family
I would like to offer you my deepest condolences. I was very saddened when I first heard of Amarria's tragic story. My thoughts are with you. From the Mommy of a 7-year-old peanut allergic child
Suzie Noel
Ontario, Canada
January 7, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss, may God help you through this.
Robbin Cozzolino
January 7, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. As a parent of a child with severe food allergies my heart is especially heavy right now. We live with the fear that this devastating tragedy will also one day take our son. I cannot imagine what you are going through, but please know that you have a large community of love and support here thinking of you. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Paulsen
January 7, 2012
To Amarria's loved ones,
My heart is broken for you and my soul aches for you. As the mother of a child with food allergies, i know the fears you lived with daily. Your precious child will hurt no longer. She is with Jesus and His loving arms will forever be around her. Please know that I am continually praying for your healing and peace and know that Amarria did not pass in vain. This little girl will serve as an educator and trailblazer for people living with food allergies for many years to come. Much love and hugs!
Shannon Clay
January 7, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of Amarria. My heart goes out to your entire family. I'm also a parent of a child with food allergies. Please know I've been thinking and praying for you all.
Catherine D
January 7, 2012
Praying for comfort, love and strength for your family. I'm so sorry to hear of this tragedy.
Carina C
January 7, 2012
Praying for your family during this difficult time!
Terri Robinson
January 7, 2012
My family's thoughts and prayers are with you. As a parent of a child with a peanut allergy I cannot express my sadness and how sorry I am that this happened to your family. God bless.
Traci Curth
January 7, 2012
BEAUTIFUL SWEET LITTLE ANGEL MAY YOU REST IN PARADISE: TO THE FAMILY OF LITTLE AMARRIA, MAY GOD SEND HIS ANGEL TO WRAP THEIR WINGS AROUND EACH AND EVERYONE OF Y'ALL.ABSENT FROM THE BODY, ARE PRESENT WITH THE LORD. DEEPEST SYMPATHY
DENSE MINOR
January 7, 2012
You will be missed little lady. I will miss your smile and hugs when I come to visit Jordan in the classroom. I am glad you enjoyed the sugar cookies (no milk, eggs or nuts)I made for Jordan. Jordan misses you alot.
stacey walton
January 7, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful Amarria. My heart aches for you and all those who have lost loved ones to a food allergy. Love from NJ from a parent of a child with food allergies. May you find peace.
Jennifer
January 7, 2012
Rest in peace little one. Another life taken way too soon because of food allergies. My prayers are with your family during this time of sadness.
Jennifer Mura
January 7, 2012
My thoughts and prayers and are with you
and your family.May God bless you and your family.
Carol Winston
January 7, 2012
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord " A precious one from us has gone, A voice we love is stilled, A place is vacant in our hearts, which never can be filled. And after a lonely heartache and many a silent tear, there's always a beautiful memory, of one we love so dear. "REST IN PEACE (AMARRIA )LITTLE ANGEL !!!!!!

With sincere and deep condolences,
Nancy Thorpe
January 7, 2012
To the family of Amarria, Many parents of children with food allergies are mourning your loss. As a mom with a daughter with milk and egg allergies I can not find the words to express how sorry I am. Our family is praying for you and your family.
Bamby Benton
January 7, 2012
Your family has experienced my greatest fear. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ammaria will not be forgotten. She is a beautiful child and her death was a senseless accident. I know that the story of her death has spurned many on to educate others about the dangers of anaphylaxis.
I wish I had better words to comfort you.
Susan Clemens
January 7, 2012
I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious daughter. I am another parent of a child with a severe peanut allergy, and my heart aches for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Beth Turner
January 7, 2012
As the parent of a daughter with severe allergies, my heart just completely breaks for you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I pray that God gives you the strength and comfort that you need. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Rachael
January 7, 2012
I am so deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your precious little girl. We struggle with food allergies and I am so saddened by her tragic death. I pray for God to wrap you in his arms and console you during this time. May He give you peace.
January 7, 2012
I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. I have a 7 year old daughter too. She remembers playing with your daughter on the playground at school. May the Lord wrap his loving harms around you and your family and carry you through this. You and your family are in my prayers.
Star
January 7, 2012
Your family is in our prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that cam comfort you but please know that allergy parents from around the world are praying for you all the time. Lots of love and prayers
Anne Cybulski
January 7, 2012
To the family of Amarria, my thoughts and prayers are with you. As a mom of a peanut allergic daughter I can not find the words to express how sorry I am for your loss.
Stephanie
January 7, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. As a mother of a son with severe allergies, I am mourning your loss. My heart breaks for you.
Vivian Stock-Hendel
January 7, 2012
Praying in Pittsburgh for all who loved beautiful Amarria, with love, from a parent of a child with food allergies.
Michelle Sprague
January 6, 2012
My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with the family at this difficult time. R.I.P LITTLE ANGEL!
TANYA EASON
January 6, 2012
I am so sorry about your loss of Little Amarria. Just know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Debra Mukooza
January 6, 2012
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Rebecca Hufnagle
January 6, 2012
My deepest sympathy goes out to Laura and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I can't imagine the pain you must be going through. Hold on my child, joy comes in the morning, the darkest hour means dawn is just in sight. I am a mother of three and my heart aches with you.
Mishii Hamlor
January 6, 2012
What a peventable tragedy. We have a 7 y/o and I can not imagine the pain you and your family are enduring. May GOD keep you and comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Al and Telisha Roberts
January 6, 2012
Your daughter's beautiful spirit comes through on her picture. Allergy moms across the USA are praying and mourning with/for you. So, so very sorry for your loss. Healing thoughts to your whole family.
Donna
January 6, 2012
Ammaria was certainly a special child,so kind and sweet. I met her when she became one of my students at 5th St. Baptist CDC.she will forever be in our hearts and may God give you all the peace that only he can, Ammaria is at peace. Mrs. Louise and Family.
Mrs. Louise Pontonporo
January 6, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Although I don't know you, my heart mourns with you all. I pray that you may find peace by relying on God for strength and direction.
E. Randall
January 6, 2012
My deepest sympathy goes to Ammaria's loving family at this extremely difficult time. I have a child with severe life threatening allergies and it takes exhausting efforts 24 hrs a day to prevent a reaction. I like what a previous poster wrote about Ammarias law. To have all schools and teachers trained to use the epi pen. This just makes me want to speak louder for these children with life threatening allergies! I will be Ammarias, my son's, and every child with food allergies advocate. We have a voice we must be heard. I hope you get the answers to this mystery and know us allergy moms will support you in any way. Peace and love to your family
Saddened Allergy Mom
January 6, 2012
Laura I cant find words to express my deepest sympathy for the lost of your daughter....you and your family are inky prayers.....
katina winn
January 6, 2012
SHERYL,LAURA
WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DGT. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SHE IS IN HEAVEN LOOKING ON YOU , SAYING MOMMY I AM OK ,JUST REMEMBER SHE LOVE YOU BOTH ,

NURSEFINDERS
January 6, 2012
Many parents of children with food allergies are mourning with you. Your family is in our prayers.
Donica
January 6, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Although I don't know you, my heart breaks for you. May little Amarria be at peace. And may you find some peace too.
Jodi Furman
January 6, 2012
I am so deeply sorry for your little baby girl, My heart aches for you both. You are forever in my thoughts and my heart. Much love and light <3
crystal daniel
January 6, 2012
Much love to you and your family. We are a food intolerance family, and we send peace to you. You are a beautiful angel.
L French
January 6, 2012
My deepest sympathy and condolences to you all. As a member of the unofficial Food Allergy Mom Army, we are all so saddened to hear about your loss. It is a true fear we all have, and our grief is genuine. With prayers for peace and solace. Sincerely, Jenny Sprague
Jenny Sprague
January 6, 2012