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Ahija "Chris" Johnson
  • 39 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 1, 1975
  • Place of birth:
    Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 8, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Detroit, Michigan, United States
You'll be loved forever

This memorial website was created in memory of Ahija "Chris" Johnson. I want my daughter to always have a place to come and celebrate her Dad's life and legacy.  Ahija left a footprint of laughter and love & for that, he will never be forgotten. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 1st August 2016

"There are so many special things happening in your memory today. :)) Happy Birthday Hij xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 1st August 2016

"I've decided that EVERY year on your birthday we'll kick it up a notch. We've done cake and ice cream but now we'll incorporate something "new"....so Ayla's getting her ears pierced. :) I hope you can see her, hear me..... something.....we love and miss you.  This is so hard......"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 30th July 2016

"Almost your birthday....   Thinking of you always"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 27th July 2016

"I hope you are seeing this little girl. Your twin, the older she gets ...the more you come through. Makes me happy and sad at the same time,.... She loves to sing and dance and she's funny....very smart.  She has your quick wit.....  Good things are happening, wish you were here to be a part of it.  We love you."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 19th June 2016

"Happy Father's Day.   We love you, miss you and wish you were here....."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 13th June 2016

"Still missing you.....thinking of you.......you should be here....."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 8th May 2016

"Still holding on to the cards and poems you gave me...missing that call...you gave me the GREATEST GIFT.  We miss and love you."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 8th April 2016

"Ayla is so funny, she's very smart and has a very determined spirit.
If she gets into trouble, she calls for her Daddy...I guess to get me into trouble. I just tell her again Daddy went to heaven and we can't see him. She gets really sad, so she seems to understand. I don't want her upset or sad, but I have to explain why she doesn't see you.  She see's all the Dad's at school and says she wants hers....I just tell her I want Daddy too and I'm sorry.  We love you, miss you and wish you were here."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 4th April 2016

"I'm not sure what God's plan is...I feel confused and lost.
Just gotta keep praying.  I love you and I miss you."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 18th March 2016

"I really hate coming here.....not seeing you is unreal. I feel so robbed.
Ayla still knows you and asks for you....you're with us....I just hate our future is gone.... I love you Ahija."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 15th March 2016

"We will love you always....."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 20th January 2016

"This has been a long year..... I'll never stop thinking of you.... I just wish the sadness will subside a bit ;)"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 12th January 2016

"She's been asking for you.... Breaks my heart. :("

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 31st December 2015

"Gonna miss getting that call.  Happy New Year!!!
Hope you're resting peacefully & watching over us!!"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 8th December 2015

"Thanksgiving was weird of course, apart of me was just waiting for you to pop up somewhere & I wanted my sweet potatoe pie from Astoria.... I have yet to set foot anywhere near Greektown.....I don't know why my brain won't accept your gone.... I'm just still waiting...... I don't know on what though.... I feel like I'm still on the verge of breaking down....I don't know if I'm still bottling up my emotions....I've cried, and cried but I can't let go. it's not time yet i guess..... you're still apart of my thoughts everyday & Ayla and I speak about you all the time.  She sees your picture and says "My Daddy".... so she knows you....."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 9th November 2015

"Still struggling....I can't believe I'll never see you again. I keep thinking how unfair it was, for you to be taken away like that. I don't know if it would've been easier losing you to an illness, or whatever.... But to just in an instant realize that you're gone forever. It's so unfair.  What am I going to tell our daughter? She knows you're her Daddy and that you're in Heaven, but as she gets older....how am I going to explain what happened. Why it happened? I just don't have the words. When I think what life would've been like 5, 10yrs from now, it just breaks my heart. I think about what I have in both of my parents and it devastates me that Ayla wont have that. The coolest, most handsome Dad....I'll do my best to ensure she knows you.... She'll be able to look in mirror and see you. I'm teaching her how to pray, so she'll hear you.....our Guardian Angel..."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 26th October 2015

"miss hearing your voice"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 21st October 2015

"Not a day goes by that your not thought of.....

Ayla is looking more and more like you.  She's extremely smart - she has your quick wit.  She loves her movies, like you did.

And an extremely picky eater.... Lol.  I have the best reminder of you in this little girl.  I miss and love you."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 13th September 2015

"Sitting here watching a movie....and scrolling through my phone.....you hated that.....would always threaten to cut the movie off to make me put my phone down lol....it worked, for about 30mins lol"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 12th September 2015

"another dream.... love seeing you, but I wake up extremely sad.
I love you."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 3rd September 2015

"I still feel so lost,  I can't talk to anyone, no one understands..all those times you thanked me for taking care of our baby, reassuring me I was still beautiful after having her, and just listening.....you would just listen to me go on and on...good or bad.... I don't have that outlet anymore... so i am feeling so heavy, everyday...

Ayla constantly says Daddy.....I keep asking her does she talk to you and see you, she just smiles.....she knows you're in Heaven...It breaks my heart seeing her acknowledge her class mates Dads... people say she is too young to know, but she does..she's growing beautifully..anyway, i miss my friend..I miss her Dad"

This tribute was added by viola slone on 17th August 2015

"missing you so much today brother. I need you to yell at me and tell me that i need to look for a better job. i need your advice on who to go to for my oil change i can't go there by myself. i only had one big brother and you was always looking out for me. And i promise to try to grow my hair out as long as it will grow no more cuts ok"

This tribute was added by viola slone on 17th August 2015

"missing you so much today brother. I need you to yell at me and tell me that i need to look for a better job. i need your advice on who to go to for my oil change i can't go there by myself. i only had one big brother and you was always looking out for me. And i promise to try to grow my hair out as long as it will grow no more cuts ok"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 1st August 2015

"Happy Birthday!! I got a small cake so Ayla can sing happy birthday to her Daddy.  She's so smart....she knows her Daddy and she knows it's  your birthday.  We love and miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 27th June 2015

"Glad you had an opportunity to meet my cousin a few times, if you see him up there.....give him a hugg for me......"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 21st June 2015

"You must be showing up for Ayla, she's been saying "Daaaaaaaddy"....all week.   Happy Father's Day.  

You are missed :("

This tribute was added by lindie perkins on 9th June 2015

"Omg Nephew !! I miss you dearly .it seems Like only yesterday ....when I last heard your voice and seen your face it been 4 months now ...and I've thought of you each and everyday sence you've been gone ...I Love Nephew continue to Rip"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 28th May 2015

"My love...."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 28th May 2015

"My thoughts are with you, everyday...... xoxo"

This tribute was added by Clif Andry on 27th May 2015

"I'm deeply sadden to hear my homie is gone.  We go back from the 90's clubbin and Greektown, Floods etc.  Man a real cool laid back guy.. It's hard to believe it. Just seen him in January visiting home (Detroit) He came out his way to come over to speak to me. I seen him creeping over lol.... I remember both of us bust out laughing.. That's how I last remembered him.. Damn a good brother left here for a better place R.I. H.. God bless his kids/mother and family. .."

This tribute was added by viola slone on 22nd May 2015

"Christina thank you so much for this i am sure he is smiling from heaven at you for this LOVE you and Ayla and thanks for making me tear up again"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 10th May 2015

"I almost made it through this day, I stayed busy but not getting that call still hurts.  When we were getting home, Ayla ran away from me and out into the street. All I could think about was losing her too. My life would be over.  Please watch over her, over us.  It still feels so unreal, but days like this is a very painful reminder. love always"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 14th April 2015

"*tears*"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 9th April 2015

"Yesterday was 2 months since you've been gone...

Even the simplest things creates a painful reminder that you're no longer here.  Last month when I was home for my birthday, outside of my dinner party, there was nothing I did or anywhere I went that we hadn't done together at some point...even down to getting my nails done...    Honestly being home just hurts, it'll never be the same.

I hope you're resting well. xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 6th April 2015

"Still so unbelievable...."

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 2nd April 2015

"Thinking of you.....everyday..."

This tribute was added by lindie perkins on 31st March 2015

"So unreal ! R i paradise ..Nephew ( Gone To Soon )"

This tribute was added by Ida Johnson on 31st March 2015

"Gone but never forgotten. ... Rest  in Paradise"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 27th March 2015

"I keep waiting for this to get easier........ its not"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 27th March 2015

"I miss you...."

This tribute was added by Alaya K on 23rd March 2015

"I would like to give my condolences to the family of Mr. Johnson. I'm sure he is greatly missed. I would like to share something comforting from the Bible it is found at Acts24:15 "There is going to be a resurrection..." And also at 1Corinthians 15:26 "And the last enemy, death, will brought to nothing." In the future Jehovah God will resurrect all those sleeping in death back to life on earth and reunite them with their families. This enemy death that effects everyone will finally be destory forever because God is going to get rid of it. If you would like to find more comforting thoughts please go to www.jw.org"

This tribute was added by Christina Parent on 20th March 2015

"First of all, how dare you leave me?? You know we had some unfinished business. You would always say we would look back at these first few years and laugh. I was looking forward to that.

After all this happened, for some reason I couldn't remember our last conversation. Finally, it came to me. We were talking about you coming down here for a visit & I was saying I would have a list ready for you. If you didn't want to put up all those shelves, you could've just said something ;)

I couldn't get myself together enough to write in your obit, I struggled.  Every day, this is still a struggle. This is the hardest task I ever had in my life.  How do I sum up what you meant to me, what you meant to Ayla in a few sentences.  I couldn't.  I still can't. I did a cute poem though ;)

I want our daughter to know her Dad, so I decided to come here.  Something Ayla and I will have forever.

In my heart, I know you were tired. You were frustrated and overwhelmed, every single day. I keep trying to understand the reason God called for you, maybe he was tired of seeing you hurt and wanted you with Him.  Sometimes I think we forget that we belong to God first, so before being a son, father, nephew, cousin - you are His child.  I know how many times I tried to cover you and I know my love falls short of the love God has for us and if I tried to keep you and shield you, of course He would.

Just know, whatever life's circumstances were for you, you were and are loved. Beyond this life. Beyond the distance we had - none of that matters to me. You know that.  

I am thankful you are showing up for Ayla, she see's you.  She laughs, smiles and points at you - she says your name. I can hear you calling her "Heyyyy Princess".  

I will make sure she knows the man you were to me and knows your heart.  I am blessed to be one of the few you shared your heart with. I've heard all the stories, the ones you've told me and now the stories from your family. ;)  
You may not have been careful with who you spent your time with, (inside joke) but you definitely were careful with who you shared your heart with. I was going to leave that up to you to explain to Ayla - how to tell the difference.  

At a certain time in a girl's life, the only person that can make sense to her is her Daddy. So you not being here scares me in so many ways, that of course is one of them.  How do we protect her heart from this world?  

I am going to share with her your words and your actions towards me, so she can understand what it feels like to be considered in someone else's thoughts and actions.

I miss you,  i love you & i love the little miracle lady we created together.

Forever in my thoughts, Christina "Cutiful"  xoxoxoxo"


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