Let the memory of Daniel be with us forever
  • 43 years old
  • Born on October 28, 1968 .
  • Passed away on June 8, 2012 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Daniel Johnson, 43, born on October 28, 1968 and passed away on June 8, 2012. We will remember him forever.

This site has been created to celebrate Daniel's life and to honor his memory.  Please contribute any and all memories,stories, pictures, videos that you would like to share.  This will also evntually be an online "Living Memory Book" for Amanda when she is old enough so she can know how wonderful her father was and how he touched all of our lives.

Please also share this with others and invite them to share their memories so we can keep Daniel's flame eternal.

Thanks and much love to you all.

Aimee

Posted by Meredith Liggio on 29th October 2017
I’ve included some current adorable photos of Amanda. She is following in Daniel’s footsteps: Amanda is cute, bright, and enjoys attention. She is so much like her Daddy. Daniel would be proud!
Posted by Alice Johnson on 9th June 2017
It is had for me to realize it has been 5 years. I miss you every day and talk to you in my own way. Know you are in a better place, but still miss you. Mom
Posted by Mike Howard on 8th June 2017
It is hard to believe it has been 5 years since you pasted my friend. We love and miss you! I miss our conversations and your friendship. I know you are in a better place but your memories will last forever. We all hope Amanda and Emily are well. I hope Amanda knows what a great father you were and how much you loved her. I will be happy to tell her for you one day if I have the chance. Much love!! Your friend, Howie Mike Howard
Posted by Rebecca Kempson on 28th October 2016
Dear Golden Child, you will always be missed and loved in the hearts of so many!!! I know you are the Angel on Amanda's shoulder! Love always from Becky and Barry
Posted by Carole Harrison on 28th October 2016
Happy Birthday, Daniel! Aunt Carole
Posted by Alice Johnson on 28th October 2016
You are always in my heart and miss you every day. Love you very much. Mom
Posted by Jarrett Jost on 9th June 2016
I miss you! I know you would be proud of my accomplishments this year. I think about you often and miss you. I am going to see one of your favorite bands this weekend and I will be thinking about you and missing you a lot! Jarrett
Posted by Rebecca Kempson on 9th June 2016
Daniel, you are still so special to all who love you! I have so many memories of you as a tiny baby, a curly haired toddler and grown up to be a fine young man and the best father!!! I know you are surrounded by those who have gone on to another life. Becky and Barry
Posted by Meredith Gelman on 8th June 2016
Missing you today . Each year gets a little easier not having you with us until one of my kids reaches a milestone or is celebrating something good or struggling with something challenging. That is when I want and miss you the most - so you can witness these triumphs and the defeats. Then I realize you are with us already ---in spirit- laughing and crying with us. Miss you Daniel. Xxoo - Meredith
Posted by Aimee Meher-Homji on 8th June 2016
Daniella and I were talking about you today and remembering you fondly, Daniel. We continue to miss you... Aimee
Posted by Alice Johnson on 8th June 2016
It is hard to believe another year has passed without you. It does not get easier. You are forever with me, Mom
Posted by Carole Harrison on 28th October 2015
We were thinking of you as you are getting older! Have a Happy Birthday in Heaven. Give Emily a hug from us. Aunt Carole and Uncle Golson
Posted by Aimee Meher-Homji on 28th October 2015
Happy Birthday, dearest Daniel. I know you didn't like celebrating your birthday as it made you feel older, but you loved the fuss we made over it and you anyway! Much love, Aimee
Posted by Meredith Gelman on 28th October 2015
Missing you today big brother! Although we still see/think/hear of you a lot, it is not the same. However, we were laughing about you this morning. The time Matt rode with you to Burnsville; he was hoping to get a little rest. Nope. You talked the whole way - - 9 hours. Miss and love you. Meredith
Posted by Rebecca Kempson on 28th October 2015
Daniel, you were like my first baby because your mother and I were together so much at Granny and Pop's that first Summer! What a sweet beautiful baby! The first time I saw Amanda, my heart stopped!! She looks just like you!!! You were so well loved by your family and friends! I miss you.. Aunt Becky
Posted by Alice Johnson on 28th October 2015
I have been thinking of you every day and have said a prayer. You will be forever missed by me. You know you were my first! I will always love you. Mom
Posted by Jarrett Jost on 28th October 2015
Happy 47th! You are always missed!
Posted by Meredith Liggio on 9th June 2015
I am sharing something I ran across. I don't know who wrote it, but it reflects my feelings of loss of a loved one. I continue to talk to my parents sometimes as if they are in the same room as I talk to Daniel when walking to my sister's house across the field where I see him stooping to talk to his daughter. Daniel was my first nephew. I adored him as a child, attended his baptism, his first wedding, and had the opportunity to spend his last Easter with him as I saw what a wonderful father he had become. He continues to live in all of us. All is well. Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were together, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Where no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well.
Posted by Alice Johnson on 8th June 2015
Daniel,think of you every day; especially today. We love you and miss you.
Posted by Carole Harrison on 8th June 2015
Thinking of you today, Daniel, knowing that you are at a place of peace that you would never leave if you could. I surely hope you and Emily are looking down today at us and realize how much you are loved and missed. Aunt Carole
Posted by Rebecca Kempson on 8th June 2015
You are in so many hearts today and forever. So many memories and such a legacy in Amanda. Somewhere you are sailing happily in the sun and warm breezes.
Posted by Jarrett Jost on 8th June 2015
I didn't forget. Will always remember you!!!!
Posted by Matt Gelman on 8th June 2015
Wow - - three years have gone by. We sure miss you. There are times that we all feel you with us and that is a blessing. We wish you were with us physically, sharing in our experiences and of course, being with Amanda. Miss you big brother. Love, Meredith
Posted by Aimee Meher-Homji on 28th October 2014
Daniel, I am thinking of you today as I do every day in some way. I will always remember your birthdays that we shared together and how you didn't like celebrating your birthday the morning of, but by the evening you were all for it! And how Alice's pound cake was your favorite. And so, here's to another birthday, Blue Eyes, we miss you and wish you were with us. Love, Aimee
Posted by Matt Gelman on 28th October 2014
Happy Birthday Big Brother. We are sure missing you daily, but especially today. We were over in Alexandria over the weekend and I was pointing out places where I know you used to go or where we would meet up with you for dinner. I miss you so, but know you are no longer in pain and in a much better place. It is not fair, but I know it is truth. love and miss - - Meredith
Posted by Jarrett Jost on 24th September 2014
I'm just checking in to let you know that I'm thinking of you. It's been a long year for me...many many times I have thought about you. You are greatly missed Daniel.
Posted by Carole Harrison on 8th June 2014
I am thinking of you today, Daniel, and all of your family. I think of you often, as well as our Emily. I bet the two of you have had some conversations--especially with Granddaddy Wentworth! I made a memory book for Amanda with pictures of you and your family and friends throughout all of your years so she can always remember you. Love, Aunt Carole
Posted by Alice Johnson on 8th June 2014
It is a hard year for me without you. You will always be my first child. You will always be with me. This year hs been hard for me. Love you always. Mom
Posted by Meredith Gelman on 8th June 2014
It was 2 years ago today. As it has been getting warmer here, I remembered being down in Norfolk saying goodbye to you, asking you to let go so you would not be in pain anymore. I so wish you were here - -the old Daniel healthy, happy and full of life. But I am at peace that you are at peace finally big brother. Miss you - - Meredith
Posted by Jarrett Jost on 24th December 2013
Merry Christmas. I was thinking about you and your family this morning. I miss you. Jarrett
Posted by Meredith Liggio on 16th November 2013
How Daniel loved to talk---all you did is just have to start him off. He then had the floor, except with his cousin, Buddy, and I am sure there are others also. I was only able to share moments in his life. I loved how he said Aunt Meredith. I took several trips to see him as he grew up, and Alice and David were faithful about there trips to Mississippi. I will finish later!!!
Posted by Jarrett Jost on 28th October 2013
I had a great laugh a few years ago as I was sitting with Mike Howard and got on his phone and texted Daniel to wish him a happy birthday. I can't repeat what it was I said on here, but it was funny and Daniel knew right away who had gotten hold of Mike's cell phone!!! I think of Daniel all the time and know he is with each and everyone of us he left behind. I feel it.
Posted by Aimee Meher-Homji on 28th October 2013
Happy Birthday, Daniel. I treasure all the birthdays I was able to spend with you and the celebrations we had while we were together. I always loved sharing a birth year with you. Love you always, Aimee
Posted by Carole Harrison on 28th October 2013
Happy 45th birthday, Daniel! You are certainly missed and thought of often. Much Love, Aunt Carole
Posted by Alice Johnson on 28th October 2013
I can not forget today,the day you were born. You will be forever in my heart and thoughts. Mom
Posted by Meredith Gelman on 28th October 2013
I can't believe today you have been 45 years old. We all continue to miss you and grieve for the times we did not get to have. Although, your "Daniel" magic emerges sometimes - whether it is a look or saying one my kids reveal or a double rainbow that is suddenly observed -- we know you are with us always. Happy Birthday Brother.
Posted by Alice Johnson on 15th August 2013
This second year has been very difficult. My sister Carole said it might be that way. We will be with Amanda for her birthday party on August 25 and will tell her you love her as much aw we do.
Posted by Alice Johnson on 24th July 2013
Thank all of you coming on July 1. It was wonderful seeing all of you and hearing stories. Daniel appreciates your love as I do.
Posted by Jarrett Jost on 2nd July 2013
Daniel, Your service yesterday was just as you would have wanted it to be. We all came together to celebrate your life, tell stories, share memories. You would have loved our hotel pre party and after party with the boys playing guitar. You were my first love and you knew that. It was so great seeing your family. You are so missed. Jarrett
Posted by Aimee Meher-Homji on 1st July 2013
I was blessed to have known Daniel,to have shared his life and a marriage with him. I'm also blessed for having been embraced and welcomed into his family- the wonderful Johnsons.When I saw Daniel during his last days with us we talked if many things but the most important thing he said was how Amanda was his light and how she has his heart. Let us all commit to telling her about Daniel.
Posted by Aimee Meher-Homji on 1st July 2013
Today was Daniel's Memorial Service and it was beautiful, painful and tearful but there was also joy as we all came together to celebrate his life. Some of us said some things but I was too choked up to talk and i I cry even now as I write this. Here's what I wanted to say:
Posted by Jarrett Jost on 9th June 2013
Daniel, I've spent this weekend visiting with old friends who invited me to their VES reunion. I can't drive onto that campus and not think of you. I was flooded with memories of all the many times I picked you up off those front steps and we escaped to have fun on the parkway, my lake, friends homes, etc... Many great stories were told this weekend about you and you are not forgotten. xo
Posted by Aimee Meher-Homji on 9th June 2013
Daniel, it is difficult to accept you have been gone a year but know that I think of you every day in some way. I will always treasure our years together and will always consider myself fortunate to love you and have been loved by you. You are remembered fondly and loved deeply, and Amanda will know how precious you are to all of us. Love, Aimee
Posted by Carole Harrison on 8th June 2013
I thought of you and your family as soon as I woke up this morning. It is hard to believe a year has passed--a difficult one for us down here but we know it has been a wonderful year full of peace, joy, and love for you. Tell our Emily, "Hello for us." Love, Aunt Carole
Posted by Alice Johnson on 8th June 2013
Today will be one of the hardest days of my life. I miss you every day and know you are in a better place. I will always love you and think about your very happy childhood. Love, Mom
Posted by Meredith Gelman on 8th June 2013
It is hard to believe that it has been a year since you died Daniel. Although there are many times where my life keeps going on - - crazy with the kids and work, but often in the midst of it all, something will remind me of you. We so miss you everyday but know now you are truly fulfilled, happy, healthy and not in pain. We will continue to remind Amanda all about YOU. LOVE YOU - Meredith
Posted by Alice Johnson on 4th December 2012
Daniels birthday wass a very hard day for me. I cried at church and later at home. He will always be my eldest child. I just wish there was some way to know he is okay and happy. We love you, Daniel, and always will. Mom
Posted by Meredith Gelman on 3rd November 2012
I lit a candle for you last night at church for you big brother. It was all souls day. I was able to place a -picture of you me and nathan taken by Aunt Meredith this past spring break. You were pretty sick then but able to walk around and hang out with all of us. I also lit candles for sweet Emily and both sets of our grandparents that I know are with you now. We miss you all . Meredith
Posted by Sherie Meher-Homji on 29th October 2012
Dear Dan, we miss you....but i have v fond memories of all the times we spent together, happy birthday may you have eternal happiness and joy wherever you are.....
Posted by Jarrett Jost on 28th October 2012
Happy 44th Daniel!!! I left you a song today!!! Rock out and enjoy!!! Love Jarrett

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