Donald Carl |ohnson, |r. was born on December 19, 7975 in Sacramento, California, to the late Rev. Donald C. Johnson, Sr. and Lola Johnson. Donald went home to be with the Lord on |anuary 14, 2019.
Donald accepted the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church at the age of seven. He was an active member at Mt Sinai Baptist Church, where his father was Senior Pastor. He played drums, sang in the choir, and any other activities his father assigned him to. He later joined Twenty-Fourth Street Baptist Church with his mother and step-father. As a child, Donald had a vast knowledge of the bible and was captivated by hearing the word of God. As his early education was at a Christian school, he excelled in Bible classes and was often able to recite the Bible at a remarkably young age.
He played baseball for many years with the Willow Rancho Little League. He loved swimming and weightlifting in his high school years. He attended J.F. Kennedy High School and graduated in 1994. He took delight in wearing stylish clothes, shoes, and the best smelling cologne. He enjoyed traveling, meeting new people and entertaining pretty ladies, as he was affectionately known as "Mr. Don Juan."
Soon after graduation, Donald began working as a Mental Health Technician throughout Sacramento County for over ten years. Donald was diagnosed with Diabetes at a young age and was no longer able to retain employment as he began receiving Dialysis treatments in 2008. As Don's health failed his devoted mother became his caretaker where the two of them developed a special bond. Donald's medical team would often remind his mother, "Donald really loves and trust you" as he often requested her presence to make any medical decision. During difficult days Donald often would quote, Isaiah 41:10 " Fear thou not for I am with thee, be not dismayed for I am thy God, I will strengthen thee, yea I will help thee, yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."
Donald is survived by his loving mother, Lola Johnson-jones; stepfather, Isaac Jones; one brother, Rev. Trarnane Johnson (Anjetta); two sisters Yolanda and Lolita Marie Johnson; devoted Godmother Julia Dawson; four aunts Naomi Smith, Gloria Smith, Cynthia Nelson, and Tina Edwards; two uncles Michael Stokes (Debbie) and James Edwards; two nephews, Ezekiel and Zep}raniah; two nieces, Jamaria and Javin; nephew Amonte Duncan Johnson; two friends who were like brothers Rev. Earl Cooper and Greg Puckering; and a host of cousins, colleagues, and friends.