Anel Alpha Johnson Sr. (1964 - 2019), member of the Gentlemen's Club of Suburban Hennepin and former president of Monrovia College Alumni Association in the USA
SUNRISE: SEPTEMBER 10, 1964 SUNSET: AUGUST 30, 2019
THE JOHNSON, YEANAY, DENNIS, BOSSHARD, KPARTEH, HALL, JOHNNY AND DOBLAH FAMILIES REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF ARNEL A. JOIHNSON SR. THIS SAD EVENT OCCURRED AT 10 PM IN ROCHESTER, MINNNESOTA AT THE METHODIST MAYO HOSPITAL.
ARNEL A. JOHNSON IS SURVIVED BY: SARAH Y. JOHNSON - WIFE, JOHNET JOHNSON CHANSA- DAUGHTER, ARNEL ALPHA JOHNSON JR.-SON, DAIELL N. M. CHANSA - GRAND DAUGHTER.
SISTERS: FRANCES BOSSHARD, GENEVIVE DENNIS, HAWA KPARTEH ( ), PRECIOUS HALL ( ), JACKIE COLLINTETIE JOHNNY ( ).
BROTHERS: JAMES B. DENNIS, JOHN L. DENNIS ( ), NORRIS JOHNSON, FRED JOHNSON ( ), FLOMO JOHNSON ( ) MERRIAM D. JOHNSON ( ), JOSEPH KUMEH, MARGARET DOBLAH NYEPON - AUNTY, LARRY DOE - COUSIN, ERIC NYEPON- COUSIN, HENRY A. PEABODY JR., LEO SAAH THOMAS, A HOST OF OTHER AUNTIES, UNCLES, COUSINS, NEPHEWS, NIECES, INCLUDING OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
HE IS PREDECEASED BY:
GEORGIA M. DENNIS - MOTHER
MERRIAM G. JOHNSON - FATHER
WENDELL T. JOHNSON - BROTHER
KARZER JOHNSON - BROTHER
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STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN STEPHEN WREH-WILSON OF THE GENTLEMEN'S CLUB OF SUBURBAN HENNEPIN
On behalf of the Executive Leadership Team of GMC, I extend, with overwhelming joy and appreciation, sincere gratitude to the gallant brothers of GMC for the profound love, unity, and cooperation you exhibited throughout the home-going events of our fallen brother, Arnel Johnson. Your collective response and perseverance turned the little we had into enough, and even more: our meal into a feast; our new music into a booming concert; and, many strangers into friends and prospective members. The unity of purpose demonstrated by you creates a bigger stage for GMC today. We are grateful that you have made GMC an attractive beacon of hope in this community and beyond.
This year, our strength and spirit has been tested by a host of challenges: brother O’Neal Nyemah's illness and triumph over death; the loss of Augustus Wrayee’s daughter; and, the dreadful demise of our brother, Arnel Johnson. These moments put us on notice that greater challenges do await us. Like the Swedes, we showed that "Shared joy is a double joy and shared sorrow is half a sorrow". With our many shortcomings, we weathered the storm with mutual respect, empathy, tolerance, resource investments, and a great deal of sacrifice. We mustered confidence to conquer fear and failure. We did not sit home or on the sidelines, we got out and remained busy. As you may already know, "Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there." ~ Will Rogers.
As we collectively enjoy the gains we have made, let us be constantly reminded that our achievements were borne out of a lot of personal sacrifices and well-doing. As we move ahead, I encourage every member to contribute selflessly and intentionally so that we can fairly rejoice and claim ownership of our successes and failures together.
Thank you, GMC. We are proud of you because you bring pride to our organization.