Willie Damone Johnson, II.
Willie Damone Johnson, II.

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Willie Damone Johnson, II.
Johnson, II.

Service Schedule

4:00 - 7:00 PM
Mt. Olive AME Church
2525 W. Church Street
Orlando, Florida
11:00 AM
St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church
1968 Bruton Boulevard
Orlando, Florida


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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K. Hope
Created On: 12/04/2017 17:49:03

Our thoughts are with Willie's family. We send our deepest sympathies to you. May God’s Word and promises comfort you. Isaiah 25:8.

charlie smith
Created On: 11/27/2017 06:36:51

death is our common enemy, we long for the fulfillment of God's promise to do away with this enemy,revelation 21:3,4 gives us hope "and he will wipe our every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor ourcry or pain be anymore , the former things have passed away"

Ora L. Easley, Administrator, AMEC-CFIC
Created On: 11/25/2017 22:26:14

To Reverend W. Damone, Johnson, Sr., family of Willie Damone Johnson, II,

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, Clergy Family Information Center express profound sympathy to you in your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at-this-time of sorrow.

"Wishing you the peace that comes from knowing God Is there, and praying that He will keep you in His promised, gentle care."

In sympathy and in prayer,

Mrs. Ora L. Easley, Administrator, The AMEC Clergy Family Information Center

Mrs. Jacquelyn DuPont-Walker, Director/Consultant, Social Action Commission

Bishop Frank M. Reid, III, Chair, The Commission on Social Action, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Maria Britton
Created On: 11/25/2017 10:00:24

God has a perfect memory and purposes to bring our loved ones back to life in the future paradise to come as God has promised. Please find comfort in Acts 24:15 were it gives us hope that there will be a resurrection. Wishing your family comfort and hope.

Bertha Derricott
Created On: 11/25/2017 09:03:47

There are no words to express the sadness at the loss of Coach Johnson. He meant so much to me as a coach but much more as friend. He was intense in his job but, he was as intense a friend. He made an impact on those he coached and helped them develop commitment, drive and passion for the task. He is blessed with a wonderful wife(Lacee) and son(Ace) whom he adored and I pray strength and peace for you as you go forward. I pray that all his efforts will continue in those he touched.

Created On: 11/23/2017 21:45:19

Lacee and Family
We extend our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of Willie. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your lost. May the abundance of prayers and thoughts comfort you all during this difficult time, today and forever.
Cedric C. Burnam