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Soyina Johnson Memorial Fund

Organized by: Rahmon Hart

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THE STORY:

Soyina Runako Johnson, devoted mother, beloved wife, and inspiring educator, peacefully passed away on September 2, 2015 in her home in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania at the age of 43.

Soyina was born on June 15, 1972 to parents Barbara and Jerome Williams. After graduating from Penn Hills High School, Soyina went on to earn a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Soyina married Ed Johnson, her kindred spirit, and together they had two sons and a daughter. She dedicated her career to teaching and encouraging a love for science and math. As a former praised athlete and health and fitness enthusiast, Soyina also had a passion for coaching and mentoring young athletes.

She is survived by her parents, Barbara and Jerome Williams; husband, Ed Johnson; children, Din Nkosi Johnson (age 13), Jos Nkosi Johnson (age 9), and Elon Nkosi Johnson (age 5); and siblings, Nneka Hart (Rahmon Hart), Dr. Kwame Williams, and Rashida Edwards (Daniel Edwards). She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Bessie and William Smiley; and paternal grandparents, Katie and Anderson Williams.

In honor of Soyina’s unwavering love for her children, her family has established a memorial fund to support the goals and aspirations of her children. In lieu of flowers, you are encouraged to contribute to this fund.

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$12,891

 

17% Raised of $75,000 Goal

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  • Dr. Monica D. Lamar

     

  • Aunt Lorraine Galloway & Cousin Jerome lll B.J.

    $300

  • Derrick M. Johnson

    $10

  • Vicki Avery, Heaven-Leigh, and Reina-Amore

    $50

  • DR. Lachelle Green

     

  • Stephen and Rita Russell

     

  • Jerry and Clara DeMarco

    $100

  • Annette K. Ansong, MD

     

  • Melissa Buist

    $20

  • Richard Williams

    $1,000

  • Dean & Autumn Tiebout

    $50

  • Catherine, Elijha & Stanley Williams

    $1,000

  • The Aspenleiter Family

    $100

  • Frederick & Michelle Ritter- Crawford

    $200

  • CLAIR AND ROSLYNNE WILSON

    $50

  • Baltimore Family

    $300

  • Jennifer Wade

     

  • Visco Family

    $400

  • Ankle & Foot Care Centers

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Latterman Family

     

  • Amy Katz

     

  • Runnette Family

     

  • The Missry Family

     

  • Bergita & Ned Bugarija

    $50

  • The Appleman/Maranchie Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Kaufmann Family

     

  • Tamika, Harold, Cayden, and Cayah Leavy

     

  • Candace Morgan

     

  • Next Level Athletics Track Club

    $100

  • The Levy Family

     

  • RAEQUEL PRICE & FAMILY

     

  • Ellen McConnell

     

  • Chris and Janae Edmonds

    $50

  • The Munroe Family

     

  • Rick Zinger

    $75

  • Marcy Mells Levan

     

  • Erica Peck Nickens

     

  • Diane Thomas, Robbie, Mecca, Jan Weaver

    $100

  • Schachter Family

    $300

  • Hilda Pang Fu

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michael and Dani Crawford

     

  • The Walsh Family

     

  • Jennifer Riscili

     

  • Alisa Ferguson

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Sobol Family

     

  • The Litster Family

     

  • Mary Guering

     

  • The Grossman Family

     

  • Bailee Baltimore

    $40

  • Theda Jemison

    $100

  • Sidney and Theresa

     

  • Malaika

     

  • Sydney Baltimore

    $100

  • The Faculty and Staff of Shady Side Academy Junior School

     

  • Harry Simmons & Candice Cook Simmons

    $100

  • Aisha Langford

     

  • Fran Kovach

    $50

  • Ashley Volpe

    $40

  • The Wallace Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Julianne Killian

     

  • Renee Aldrich

    $25

  • Dr. Larry & Maura DiDomenico

     

  • The Vrcic Family

     

  • Lynn

    $20

  • George & Louise Roberson

     

  • Yuengling Brewery

     

  • Smiley Family

    $50

  • Henne Jewelers

    $100

  • The Vallas Family

     

  • The Marquette Family

     

  • Goulatia Family

    $50

  • The Rowland Family (Rikki, Kevin, Kevin and Bryce)

     

  • Cornish family

    $100

  • Hart/Pepples Family

     

  • The Bellin Family

     

  • The Conomikes Family

     

  • The Calihan Family

     

  • McCarroll Family

     

  • Lisa M. Anselmo

     

  • The Caputo Family

     

  • The Patterson Family

     

  • The SSA Junior and Middle School Parents' Association

    $200

  • SSA 3rd Grade Families

    $700

  • Russell Erb and Family

     

  • The McKim Family

     

  • With love, your SSA 8th grade friends and families

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

     

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Organized by

Rahmon Hart

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

In loving memory 2 years ago

With love, your SSA 8th grade friends and families

With love, your SSA 8th grade friends and families

DONATION: $1,000

To Din~in honor of your mom and that smile of hers that lives on in you, Jos and Elon. We are here for you, always. With love, your SSA 8th grade friends and families 2 years ago

The McKim Family

The McKim Family

2 years ago

Russell Erb and Family

Russell Erb and Family

For my friend, Din. 3 years ago

SSA 3rd Grade Families

SSA 3rd Grade Families

DONATION: $700

3 years ago

The SSA Junior and Middle School Parents' Association

The SSA Junior and Middle School Parents' Association

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

The Patterson Family

The Patterson Family

3 years ago

The Caputo Family

The Caputo Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. May fond memories comfort you and always be in your hearts. 3 years ago

Lisa M. Anselmo

Lisa M. Anselmo

3 years ago

McCarroll Family

McCarroll Family

3 years ago

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