Graham Johnson

February 5, 1955 ~ December 23, 2018 (age 63)

GRAHAM JOHNSON JR. went home to be with the Lord peacefully on December 23, 2018 at home while surround by family. Graham, the son of the late Graham Johnson Sr. and Margaret Butler, was born on February 5, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland. Graham was preceded in death by his daughter Monique L. Johnson and his sister Carolyn Foster.  

Graham, affectionately known as "Fatty", was educated in the Baltimore City Public School System. He was a student athlete at Northwestern High School. He was a phenomenal basketball player and skilled baseball and tennis player. He also played basketball in various neighborhood leagues. Because of his hardworking and industrious nature, Graham held various positions upon graduation. He was employed by Towson State University, Harbor Hospital and MICA most recently. Graham believed in the value of hard work and personal effort which also led him into entrepreneurship. He used his cleaning business as a vehicle to help employ others and strengthen his community. Graham was a dedicated, hardworking man and excellent provider.

Graham loved spending time with his family. He was crazy about his grandchildren and spoiled them rotten. They loved their "Pop-Pop. "Graham also enjoyed playing cards and talking trash at the Cherry Hill Town Center. He loved watching Westerns and sports including football, basketball and tennis. Before his illness, on any giving Sunday you could find him with Uncle Wells playing tennis with the Midtown Tennis Club. He also loved to travel and plan various trips to NA Conventions in and out of state because of its impact on his own life. He was often heard crediting NA as his saving grace.

Graham had a smile that would brighten any room. He was a kind man with a heart of gold. he was always willing to help in any way and would give his last to anyone in need. He will be profoundly missed.

Graham leaves to cherish his memory a devoted companion Elaine Manigo, one son Toraino Johnson, one daughter Seaneice Johnson, two granddaughters, Cameryn Garrison and Keon Garrison the apples of his eye, one grandson Aadein Johnson his pride and joy, three brothers William Wells (Marvis), Charles Butler Jr, and Michael Johnson, three sisters Beverly Williams, Barbara Johnson and Joann Butler, one bonus son Jamal Kent, a host of family and friends and a recovery family through Narcotics Anonymous which helped him to enjoy 25 years of sobriety.   


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