|Willie Damone Johnson, II.|
|4:00 - 7:00 PM|
|Mt. Olive AME Church
2525 W. Church Street
|St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church
1968 Bruton Boulevard
|Willie Damone Johnson, II, 34, of Bowling Green, KY departed this life suddenly on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Willie was born on November 30, 1982, in Orlando, Florida to Gloria Williams and Reverend W. Damone Johnson, Sr.
Willie received his B.A. from Florida State University in 2005, and his M.A. from Marshall University in 2008. At the time of his demise he was an assistant track and field coach at Western Kentucky University. His previous coaching experiences include Marshall – Asst. Coach, 2009-13; Radford – Asst. Coach, 2008-09; Marshall – Grad Asst., 2005-08.
He served as WKU's Recruiting Coordinator and assisted in the coaching of the sprinters, hurdlers, and jumpers for the last 5 seasons. Under Johnson's direction, 28 student-athletes garnered All-America Honors and 105 Conference honors. Combined, 84 of Johnson's student-athletes set program records. Willie has received numerous coaching honors throughout his career. He was a devoted husband, father, son, friend and active member of Crossland Community Church — under the pastorship of Gregg Farrell — and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife, Dr. Lacee' C. Johnson; son, Ace D. Johnson; mother, Gloria Williams; father, Rev. W. Damone (Rev. Bertha) Johnson, Sr.; Siblings: Ashanta (Willie Carl), Calandria (Ronald), Daralle, Damona (Byron), Rhonda (Greg), and Shawntay; in-laws, Wallace Carmon, Jr. (Jittana), and Rhoda Jones (Larry); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, co-workers and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 4-7 PM at Mt. Olive AME Church, 2525 W. Church Street, Orlando. A service of Celebration will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, 11:00AM at St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1968 Bruton Boulevard, Orlando. Interment: Washington Park Cemetery, Orlando.
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