ForeverMissed
The Johnson family would like to thank you all for your calls, texts, flowers, virtual hugs and prayers during this difficult time. We love and appreciate you all!!

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Memorial Service (Online)
Date: Saturday, July 25th at 1:00 pm EST
Zoom Link:  Meeting ID: 852 0864 4712 / Password: paradise
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85208644712?pwd=VTczdXVCSlJDT0JHRmNtbTl2ZTI2Zz09

If you would like to offer your condolences or contact any member of the family:
Jwade & Roberta Johnson Jr & Shirley Bain (Parents & Sister)
17331 NW 31st Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Jwade & Juanita Johnson Sr (Grandparents)
17131 NW 27th Court
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Jasmine & Deonte Heath (Sister)
2250 NW 191st Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Shawn & Shirell Bain (Sisters)
1440 NW 181st Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33169

Darren Bain (Brother)
1870 NW 184th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056


** Respectfully, we would like to ask that you only 'Leave a Note' for the family below and/or relate some of your fond memories of Sterling under the 'Stories' section of this website. Feel free to upload any pictures you would like to share with the family. **
Posted by Albert Florvil on August 3, 2020
To the Johnson Family,

I’m sending my condolences from Atl, I remember first meeting Sterling along with you guys a few years back. I continue to pray for you all and stay in strong Spirit. To sterling continue watch over everyone 
Truly missed

Flo
Posted by Andre Edwards on August 3, 2020
We all love you sterling, I remember when I was 7 years old and you gave me that playstation, and you was a nice guy, I swear if I knew you past earlier I would've came to your funeral rest in peace we will miss you
Posted by Lois Francis on August 3, 2020
To The Johnson, Heath and Bain family

My deepest sympathies go out to you on the very heart-wrenching loss of your beloved Sterling. This is a pain no one should have to experience, and I'm truly sorry that you had to.

Unfortunately, I never got to know Sterling well, but the first thing Carla said after telling me of his death was: "He was so funny, people loved being around him."

Everything I have since heard and read about Sterling prove that he was indeed a treasure to all, and undoubtedly made a good name for himself with Jehovah. We all look forward to the near future when Jehovah brings him back, totally healthy, to be reunited with you.

Until then, may Jehovah; the beautiful memories you have of him, and Christian brothers and friends help you cope one day at a time.

Lots of love.
Posted by Alysiaune Tate-Cooper on July 25, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family Jasmine. It's never easy to lose a love one. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and may you gain strength in the Jehovah promises.

Love you my dear brothers ❤️

From Your Sister Peaches (Bahamas)
Posted by Bernie Arty on July 25, 2020
My Dearest Roberta & Jwade Johnson,
My heart is still swollen after hearing of Sterling’s death, I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through, please know that Our Grand God Jehovah the God of all comfort can and is willing to comfort you in your time of bereavement, I personally know this. Please accept my deepest and sincere condolences, your sister Bernie; Freeport Bahamas.
Posted by Deborah Alcantaro on July 25, 2020
With a heavy heart, we know you fought the fine fight to help your son endure as much as he did. Your family remains in our pleasant memories of serving shoulder to shoulder in Jehovah's service. We look forward to greeting ones, including Sterling as the resurrection joy will predominate in a cleansed earth - Job 14:15. We hope to be standing on the balcony as we see the parade of those raised from God's memory. Until then he is resting, walled off from the depressing machinations of this wreched system of things. May your faith strengthen your family to ever hold these promises near.
From Dave and Deborah Alcantaro and Kim Bass
Posted by Regina Sharpe on July 25, 2020
With heartfelt love for you all that I share my sincere condolences for your loss. I didn’t get to personally meet Sterling in person. We became friends through Facebook. I shared with him I knew his parents. He often post encouraging words daily. He will be dearly missed.
Posted by Joan Evans on July 25, 2020
Karl and I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences on the passing of your dear brother Sterling.
Posted by Pat Nicholson on July 25, 2020
It’s never easy to say goodbye to someone you care about. I will truly miss seeing & talking to Sterling my neighbor & friend. To the family, may GOD be with you all to comfort you & help you to handle the loss. Me & my entire family sends our deepest sympathy & here for you. From the Nicholson & Collins family.
Posted by Ariele Strachan on July 25, 2020
To the whole Johnson Family,
I am truly sorry about this great loss. You are all in my prayers. May the hope found at John 5:28,29 bring you much comfort. We have to really throw our burden on Jehovah at this difficult time.

Love,
Ariele
Posted by John Richardson on July 25, 2020
We are so very sorry. Sterling was always smiling and it was infectious. We will all miss him, and look forward to seeing him again. May Jehovah and all of us, be a source of comfort, encouragement, and support for you. Love, John & Lydia
Posted by Sabrina Tucker on July 25, 2020
To the Bain Family, I'm sorry for your loss, May God continue to be with you all in this time of need, Sterling was my friend and always had a smile on his face and kept a smile on my face, he will be Missed tremendously. I Love You and you will always be in my heart.  R.I.P boo
Posted by Sergio Figueredo on July 25, 2020
To the family of Sterling:

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Sterling. I offer my most sincere condolences. I met him while working at FPL and found out he was also a JW brother. I do remember his smile and great personality. Soon we will be able to see all the family members and friends that we have lost through out the years. Just a little longer and we will see our new bright future.
Posted by Tony Baker on July 25, 2020
Dear Jwade,
Anthoula & I want to express our sincere condolences to you & your family. May Jehovah, and all the family & friends provide you comfort & love in this most challenging times. All of you are in our prayers & thoughts. Micah 7:7.

Love,
Tony & Anthoula Baker
Posted by Jennie Bernstein on July 25, 2020
We’re so sorry to hear about your son’s death. We’ve always heard about your beautiful family and could sense the love you have for each and every one of your kids. Sending our love and prayers for you and your family. Jennie & Jeff Bernstein
Posted by Pauline Petty on July 25, 2020
My dear Roberta and Family,
I was deeply saddened to learn of your son's untimely death and I extend my deepest, heartfelt sympathy to all of you in this time of great sadness. The many photos posted here speak to the very happy family life he enjoyed, both physical and spiritual. I know you will all miss him, but may your cherished memories of Sterling, and the comfort that our loving heavenly father, Jehovah, provides, help you through this difficult time. I look forward to meeting him after he hears Jesus' voice gently calling his name to awaken him from his short sleep.
Posted by John.Sharron Glass on July 24, 2020
Our fondest memories of Sterling are those of seeing him serve happily, and with a joyful spirit at Kingdom Hall meetings, assemblies and conventions.  He gave of himself willingly.  We know your hearts are heavy - words simply cannot express. We know that Jehovah will empower each of you to cope with the enormity of this grief - over time. 

Love
John & Sharron Glass
Posted by Yvonne Rowan on July 24, 2020
To Sterling Family ,
I know Words can’t even express the lost of a son, a brother & a friend ! But rest assure that Jehovah knows & It’s his guaranteed that he has given us he will help you though this great lost & pain . So take comfort in that promise . “For the things seen are temporary” 2 Cor 4 :18 You are in our prayers Herrick & Yvonne Rowan we love you ❤️
Posted by Cycloria Young on July 24, 2020
Thinking of you guys and praying for you in this time of loss. May care and love of those around comfort you and provide you peace as time goes on. Mom and I think about his down to earth personality and humour while in Golden Glades and at gatherings. Such a kind spirit. May great memories carry through your heart and mind. With sympathy and love
Tawana and Cycloria (CC)
Posted by Patsy Bain on July 24, 2020
Wade, Roberta and all your family, my heart is truly heavy for you. Only Jehovah can grant you peace of mind and heart; please be comforted in knowing that He will do just that. We all look forward to that day when we will be able to hug dear Sterling again and when sorrow and pain will no longer exist. Christian love, 
Posted by Carolyn Chaney-Dennis on July 24, 2020
My heart goes out to the family in this time of sorrow; Sterling was a very gentle, loving person who attended school with my daughter Ashlee. The last time that I saw him was a couple of years ago at Chilis Restaurant in Miami Lakes. Sterling will be great missed by all who knew him. Sleep in Peace Stirling; we love you, but God loves you best!
Posted by Jarvis And Tonya O'Neal on July 24, 2020
"My help comes from Jehovah the maker of heaven and earth...Jehovah is guarding you...Jehovah will guard you in all you do... from now on until forever." (Psalms 121:1-8)
Our hope is real, Stirling believed that and taught others about it, and Jehovah remembers loyal ones like him. We love you all !!!
Posted by Tyler Smith on July 24, 2020
'Rejoice in the hope.'
- Rom 12:12
May the resurrection hope provide solace and yet motivate you to remain ever closely to Jehovah. Then by His promise, welcome him back with open arms. Condolences to the family.
Posted by Donovan Smith on July 24, 2020
RIP my little brother
Posted by Cathy Davis on July 23, 2020
Our dear Johnson and Bain family, this brings to fore how truly hard life in this world can be. Keep clinging to Jehovah. Hold on as tight as you can. Jehovah will not allow the winds of this storm to overcome you. His promises are sure, just around the corner. Erwin and I send you our love and deepest sympathy.
Posted by Bernadette Taylor on July 23, 2020
To the Johnson and Bain Family

Sending our LOVE at this most difficult time, May Our God and Father Jehovah
wrap his arms around the family. Know that Mike and I Love you all very much and is praying for everyone.

Mike and Peaches Taylor
Posted by Kim Buhr on July 23, 2020
While the pain of heart is great at this time, how reassuring it is to know the the great comforter Jehovah at Ps 94:19 will sooth our hearts. It will only be a short time when you will see him again and our tears will be turn into tears of joy. With deep affection for your family we send our sympathies. - Stan & Kim Buhr & Chris Haverkamp.
Posted by Darlene Young on July 23, 2020
Our deepest Sympathy and Condolences goes out to the Johnson's, Heath's & Bain's Families.

May Jehovah Guide, Support & Strengthened you all during this most Grievance time. We Humbly and Sincerely pray thru Jesus Christ name. Amen.
A-G-A-P-E!

Our Christian Love!
Young's, Latham's, Jacob's and Sikes- Cohen
     "The S-t-r-o-z-i-e-r Daughters"
Posted by Octavia Cottle-Edwards on July 23, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet and funny person. Praying that you gain strength to get through this tough time with the help of the god of all comfort, Jehovah. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with you.
Love the Cottle & Edwards family
Posted by Kadie Butler on July 23, 2020
Sending my deepest condolences to the Johnson, Bain, Heath family. I fondly remember Sterling growing up in Golden Glades. You all are in my prayers for our heavenly Father Jehovah to give you strength to cope at this time. How AMAZINGLY, WONDERFUL it is to know that our loved ones are in the safest place anyone can be- Jehovah's memory waiting to be resurrected. Agape love to you all - Kadie Butler(Thomas) and family ❤️
Posted by Jeff And Adrienne Harris on July 23, 2020
In sincere sympathy Our hearts are heavy but we believe that friends of our loving God Jehovah, though they may pass away they’ll never be forsaken. He will call and they will live again. We look forward to sharing with our loved ones in God’s paradise soon to come. May you find comfort from our God & the warm embrace of family & friends. Love to the family.
Posted by Karen Cookson on July 23, 2020
Dear Wade I send my deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family . May your beautiful son Sterling be Resting in Peace now ,In the loving hands of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I pray for the grace of our Lord to shine strength on you and your family, till you are united again with Sterling. With much love my friend.       

       Karen A Cookson
Posted by Pauline Fisher Bacon on July 23, 2020
My family ..  Mere words Could never express the depth of sadness our
hearts feels for you dear family . We all look forward to seeing Sterling in the resurrection. May Jehovah the God of All Comfort continue comforting you forever......Isaiah &Paula Bacon 
North Carolina
Posted by Clarence Jamed on July 23, 2020
Please accept our condolences. Ruth and I are indeed saddened along with you and many friends. We know for the time being your minds & hearts are heavy but In time you will “brace it up for activity” 1Pet.1:13 May Jehovah “the God of all Comfort” be with you during this very grievous time.
Clarence & Ruth James
Posted by Diane Crawford on July 23, 2020
My Dear family our hearts are heavy for you.Many tears are shed for our Dear Sterling.When he was younger he used to hang out with Paul and Philip.He was a part of our family.This past year or so He ask me to be his friend online.We will miss hearing his daily experiences.He was a funny young man.He is missed so much.Your family remains in prayers.We send our Love and many hugs.Looking. forward to seeing him soon.
Posted by Michael And Sharron Fergu... on July 23, 2020
We are very sorry for your loss. Yes, the pain is unimaginable, but Jehovah will hold you together and carry you along. Sterling is in his memory.

Our deepest sympathies and condolences.

Warm Christian Love and Regards.

The Fergusons
Posted by Ja'Kari Valdez on July 23, 2020
My family and I offer our condolences to the Johnson/Bain/Heath family. My grandmother and I have known Sterling since he was a little kid and I have always considered him to be my little brother. We all will sincerely missed him, but I will never forget my little bro. We love you all and are praying that Jehovah continues to comfort you by means of his Holy Spirit and your spiritual brothers and sisters. (Job 14:13-15)

-Brotherly love, ❤️
Ja’Kari, Velvet and Cynthia!
Posted by Joan Nixon on July 22, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss.... Jehovah knows the pain of your hearts and may he wrap his loving arms around each of you and comfort you all.
Joan Nixon
Posted by Dianne Young on July 22, 2020
Rest my brother, but for a moment. May Jehovah continue to comfort us all until we are united in paradise
Posted by Vicki Sarske on July 22, 2020
So sorry for your loss. But we have a hope that helps so much during this times we send are love to you all.
Posted by Marrell Law on July 22, 2020
Sterling was always a great person to talk to. Anytime we hung out he had jokes along with deep spiritual discussion. Definitely look forward to seeing him again. The family is in our prayers.
Posted by Jessika Gay on July 22, 2020
Words cannot express how sorry we are for your unexpected loss. Please accept my family’s and I heartfelt condolences. Jehovah truly understands the pain afflicting his servants, and he compassionately remembers our tears and sufferings, figuratively storing them up in his skin bottle. Psalm 56:8. We will continue to pray for you all. - Jessika & Jeremy Gay and Brenda Welch
Posted by Joe Spicer on July 22, 2020
Words cannot express our feelings of sorrow, over the loss of sterling. May you find comfort in the resurrection hope, and the loving thoughts shared by friends. 2 cor. 1:3,4
  Agape love, the spicer family
Posted by Alfred Menifield on July 22, 2020
Our deepest love, condolences and prayers are with your family. Only Jehovah can strengthen and comfort us when we lose a loved one. Our wonderful hope for the future and the fond memories that we cherish, helps us to cope.
The realization of our hope is just around the corner. It will not be late. Trust in Jehovah and know that you all are loved dearly.
Alfred & Cynthia
    Alabama

Posted by Lou Wash on July 22, 2020
Jesus said to her: "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.'' - John 11:25.
Words alone can't express the sadness that those close to you are feeling for the passing of your loved one.
May you fine comfort in knowing that you have friends to support you at this time of sadness. With Deepest Sympathy.
Posted by Andie Grace on July 22, 2020
He will truly be missed. He was always good for a laugh. I know mere words could never come close to easing the pain that your family is enduring right now, but know he was loved and you all are loved as well! Soon this will be a thing of past and you will be able to reunited with your brother. Love you so much and although we can't comfort you physically, know that we are here to comfort you spiritually and will not stop praying for you and your family!!! If there is anything I can do or anything you need, I'm just a phone call away!!! Love you to the moon and back, always!!!❤
Posted by Larry Mathis on July 22, 2020
Thinking of you all,
Job 14:14-If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service Until my relief comes. 15 You will call, and I will answer you.You will long for the work of your hands.
We love you, my Jehovah grant you His Spirit ...
Posted by Donna Chuck on July 22, 2020
For the scripture says:
“No one
    who rests his
         Faith on Him
               will be Disappointed.”
   Peace to All my Johnson Family 
     " Amen, Come Lord Jesus !"
               
               
Posted by Patricia Parlor on July 22, 2020
In loving memory of a sweet kind heart that you were. You will be missed but only until we see you again in Jehovah's loving calling. Just rest up a bit dear friend.May the God of comfort prove to be with your family.
Posted by Porsha Albury on July 22, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Asking that Jehovah be with your family in a special way as you remember Sterling and dwell on the hope of seeing and touching him again.
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Posted by Albert Florvil on August 3, 2020
To the Johnson Family,

I’m sending my condolences from Atl, I remember first meeting Sterling along with you guys a few years back. I continue to pray for you all and stay in strong Spirit. To sterling continue watch over everyone 
Truly missed

Flo
Posted by Andre Edwards on August 3, 2020
We all love you sterling, I remember when I was 7 years old and you gave me that playstation, and you was a nice guy, I swear if I knew you past earlier I would've came to your funeral rest in peace we will miss you
Posted by Lois Francis on August 3, 2020
To The Johnson, Heath and Bain family

My deepest sympathies go out to you on the very heart-wrenching loss of your beloved Sterling. This is a pain no one should have to experience, and I'm truly sorry that you had to.

Unfortunately, I never got to know Sterling well, but the first thing Carla said after telling me of his death was: "He was so funny, people loved being around him."

Everything I have since heard and read about Sterling prove that he was indeed a treasure to all, and undoubtedly made a good name for himself with Jehovah. We all look forward to the near future when Jehovah brings him back, totally healthy, to be reunited with you.

Until then, may Jehovah; the beautiful memories you have of him, and Christian brothers and friends help you cope one day at a time.

Lots of love.
his Life
He was born Sterling Wade Johnson, in Miami, Fl; July 29, 1988.Sterling was the last child of six children to Jwade and Roberta Johnson.

“When he was born, I saw a creation in which there was no denying that he was mine! He looked like me in every way. His head was like mine, he stood like my mother and me -with toes pointed outward when the legs are together. Sterling smiled all of the time when he was around people – just like me. He wore his glasses just like me! In his childhood and as an adult he looked like me. People would often come up to him and make the comment, “I don’t know your name, but I know this, you are Wade Johnson Jr’s son!” It was that obvious,” - (Dad)

“After he was born, what I remember most, he loved to eat! He was never full. He was a permanent attachment to me. I would hold him in one arm and do what I had to do with my other arm,”- (Mom).

The family would move forward to watch Sterling become another apple in his mom’s eyes, form a special relationship with his grandparents, grow into adulthood and pursue his spiritual and secular pursuits. “Sterling was special to his mom and they had a special relationship-everyone knew it and could see it.

“It was so obvious that I would say at times, that Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles could see it!” He had the same affect on my parents .My mom called him; ‘Bubba’ and my father called Sterling, his ‘buddy’ or his ‘partner’. They did everything together. People began to think that Sterling was Wade Sr’s son, instead of mine, because of how much time they spent together. They had become so close; Sterling knew things my sister and I didn’t know. He knew where my mother hid her good jewelry, important papers and he knew where my father hid the emergency money! He always had access to their bedroom. He even got to sleep in their bed regularly as a young child - The only time my sister and I were granted entrance to their bedroom was during lectures or discipline,” (Dad)

“Growing up he had the warmest smile and a quick wit! That boy would make a joke out of anything! When he was little, he would be at our home and he would play in his daddy’s childhood bedroom -and he would always break something. I could never get mad with him, because he would always just come out of the room and just confess, ‘Grandma, I broke something,’ (Grandma Juanita)

“I loved my grandson. When Sterling was growing up, we were inseparable. We would always go out in the ministry together and afterwards we would go to Burger King. And every time I ordered his hamburger and fries, Sterling would always make sure I got his sister Jasmine the same. Growing up he was jolly and always concerned about others,” (Granddad Jwade Sr)

In 2005 Sterling was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The following year in 2006, he graduated from Miami Lakes Technical High School.

“I had immense pride……. when Sterling was baptized. Many of his assignments on the Ministry School were enjoyable. I don’t know who was more nervous him or me,” (Dad)

“I was extremely happy and thanked Jehovah when he was baptized. Sterling loved trucks, so in high school, he took diesel mechanics, but decided he didn’t want to pursue that- he just wanted to drive trucks. He got his CDL license and got his dream job at Pompano Beach Waste Management. He loved driving trucks so much, he called the truck his ‘girl’,” (Mom)

“I was the only boy with a bunch of sisters – so no matter what, I was always wrong. I always wanted a brother. And I finally got one. Sterling was the typical younger brother - always getting himself into something, and me the older brother, helping him to get out of it. I was so proud of him when he served as a ministerial servant in the congregation. I remember helping him with his assignments……it was the best of times. Sterling never wanted to see anyone sad. He would lift everyone’s spirits, not wanting to see them in a dark place,” (Darren)



“We had a special bond, ‘Shirley B is what he would call me. I got him his first job at my company. We would ride to work together every day, and I would want to put him out of the car – so many times. He was so playful. Since birth he always had a grin on his face. He knew I loved horses. And whenever he would drive and pass by horses, he would take pictures of them and send them to me,” (sister Shirley)

“He would call me ‘Shawnie’ when he wanted to be right. I loved the spontaneous quality time he would spend with me and my daughter. I will miss hearing my daughter Ari say, ‘Uncle pick me up to touch the sky’, he showed me unconditional love that I will never forget,” (sister Shawn)

“People would be shocked when I introduced him as my ‘little brother’ because he was so much taller than me. But I think he thought of himself as my big brother. He was always trying to look out for me. Often, he would call me before I left for work to warn me of potential road hazards then checked to make sure I made it safely” (sister Jasmine)

Sterling battled with Atopic Dermatitis; a condition that inflames the skin. Causing severe dryness, along with itching and peeling – this would lead to the scarring of his skin. Sterling hated his condition and would often wear long sleeves and long pants to cover the effects of it. Prescription medication provided temporary relief and would cause him sadness.

“To cope with the stares that he would receive and to ease people’s fears….he developed this unique gift of humor to make people laugh,” (Dad)

In 2015, Sterling suffered the loss of his only nephew Anton Spence. “They were very close,”

The family grieved together and moved slowly and steadily ahead. In 2018, Sterling was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS).This debilitating condition led him to hospitalization and in rehab often. It was an ordeal for him to deal with. Due to his condition Sterling had to learn to walk again and regain his motor skills; feeding, bathing himself and combing his hair.

“He was going through his own issues, but he would always seem to find a way to make me smile,” ( (sister Shirell)

July 16, 2020, Sterling passed away due to his health complications. During his thirty-one years of life; like everyone-Sterling’s life had its ups and downs. However, three things never changed about him; wanting others to be happy, his infectious personality and his love for his family and friends.

“I will always miss him. I will miss his smile and the way he joked around. I am going to miss talking to him-we talked almost every day. I would nag him and fuss at him to make sure he was taking care of himself and taking his medicine; ‘Berta calm down’ would be his pet response. He was my dance partner and although he was my son, he was my loving friend,” (Mom)

“I will miss the way he would address me, when talking to me since he was a little boy and as an adult – he would always start with; ‘Hey daddy!’ Before Sterling arrived on the scene it was hard to imagine a ‘world with him’, and the impact he would have on me. Now that he is gone…it’s hard to imagine my ‘world without him’. I will miss his ability to find humor in the oddest things. I will miss watching his excitement for just being able to work and doing something that he loved. When Sterling Wade died on July 16, 2020; part of my world – ‘Wades World’, died too. I cannot wait to see him again,” (Dad)

Sterling loved his family, his extended family and friends. This is evident with the people who surrounded him and knew and loved him as a; son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

This is the family Sterling Wade Johnson leaves behind:

Parents; Jwade and Roberta Johnson Jr; Grandparents;  Ronezer Fletcher, Jwade and Juanita Johnson Sr; Siblings; Darren, Shirell, Shawn, Shirley, Jasmine (Deonte Heath) Aunt; Cheryl (Brian Austin) Niece; Arianna Daniels; a host of cousins and friends and The Golden Glades Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Sterling had a deep love for his family and friends and would want all of them in his absence, to live the way he would want you too; be happy, stay out of the dark places in life and continuously lift each other’s spirits up.



Recent stories

Our Loving Neighbor

Shared by Lakeisha Collins on July 25, 2020
My Dear Neighbor,
I still find it hard to believe that you are gone. However, I know that we can rely on the wonderful memories to keep us comfort. When I close my eyes and think of you, I will always see your beautiful smile and your loving personality. Thanks for always taking time out to throw the football with my son when you would see him outside as you were getting in and out of your car! Thanks for always keeping an eye on us next door! Most importantly, thanks for simply being you! The love we shared as neighbors made us more like family! We will love you Always!
PS. I'll still be waiting on that car wash you promised me
Sincerely, 
Keisha & the Family

Fond memories

Shared by Aubreyia Perry on July 25, 2020
I knew Sterling since Middle school. We also attended high school together at MLEC. Even just thinking of him brings a smile to my face. He was always so witty and had a come back to everything. He loved going to Chilis Restaurant and just having a good time. I remember nick naming him Sterling Silver which he wasn't too fond of and just to annoy him I would call him that sometimes. He always found a way to return the favor. Im comforted to know that we all share the same hope and soon we will all see our dear brother again. To the Johnson family may Jehovah continue to comfort you all while Sterling sleeps just a little while. Because we know Paradise is just around the corner.
Shared by Alphonzo Fudge on July 25, 2020
What I will always remember about Sterling, is the day I asked him to be a groomsman in my wedding. He was surprised and excited at the same time. He turned to Jwade Jr and asked could he do it and Jwade Jr said it was ok. He then hugged me and said he would. His enthusiasm and humorwas infectious. There are numerous other memories I have of Sterling but that’s my favorite.