In Memory of Clarence Johnson (By Trina Johnson)
I'm usually good with words, but this time I'm almost speechless. Clarence was my little brother, along with Tim & Sabrina Johnson. The son of Vanita Johnson. He was such a young, adventurous, free-spirited person.
He never met a stranger, & acquired friends of all different backgrounds and walks of life. He lived his life freely. In knowing him, you got to experience his goofiness, his love for animals (especially dogs), and knowledge of just about EVERYTHING!
Sadly, his life has ended at the young age of 23. Please remember his friends and family in your thoughts and prayers. Your contribution towards the memorial for Clarence will be forever appreciated.
It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that this morning we lost Sergeant Debra Clayton in the line of duty. She heroically, fought for her life and unfortunately passed away at 7:40 a.m. January 9th 2017. Sergeant Clayton served the Orlando Police Department for over 17 years.
We will get through this together. Courage, Pride and Commitment. At this time we ask everyone to please pray for Sergent Clayton's family during this very difficult time.
Deputy Chief Orlando Rolon
All funds received will go directly to the husband of Master Sergeant Clayton to be used for his families expenses.
It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the death of our beloved Deputy First Class Norman Lewis. DFC Lewis was involved in a traffic crash at the intersection of Balboa Drive and North Pine Hills Road and succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter.
DFC Lewis was 35 years old and had been with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office since 2005. Norm was an esteemed member of our Motors/DUI Unit. He was a graduate of the University of Central Florida and played football for the Knights. He was a friend to everyone and always had a smile on his face. He will be deeply missed by many.
All money donated will go directly to Norman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John and Norma Lewis, for their sudden upcoming expenses. Please also continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Ivan was one of those people you never forget. He lit up the room with that huge smile of his and his amazing contagious laugh. Ivan was such a fun person to be around and always brought a smile to everyone's face.
He loved his family and friends, he made it a point to show it, with his hugs and his laughter and smile. He had such a big and warm heart, his joy and love just radiated.
He had such a fire to be the best he could be, whether it be Jiu Jitsu or being a mentor to many, he worked hard he always lived his life with enthusiasm. He was a pillar of strength and always showed much compassion.
Ivan has touched many lives and will never be forgotten he has brought much happiness and joy.
It's really hard to string up any words together and do any justice in describing Ivan.
It's honestly really hard for our family to wrap our mind around this tragedy. We just can't understand.
Ivan, at age 23, was in an automobile accident and passed away, this morning, November 23.
It has been really tough on everyone, especially his parents. I'm setting up this page to help his parents/ my aunt and uncle to be able to mourn in peace and spend time with each other.
If anyone is able to help, with however much, it would really be a blessing. Please just send your prayers.
We love you, Ivan. You will always live within us, in our memories. I miss you so much.
Daughter of Annete Edwards and Edwardo Johnson, step-daughter of Marjorie Johnson, Janelle's passions were education and helping the less fortunate in her native country of Jamaica through her donations of books, clothing and money.
It was very difficult for her to complete her college education because of her battle with her illness, Scleroderma. She would become so sick that she was forced to quit courses that she had started. It took her 6 years instead of 4 to finally earn a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems from Florida Atlantic University. That was such a proud achievement for her.
She attended Kensington Primary School in St. Catherine, Jamaica , a public primary school that gives underserved communities quality education which rivals any private preparatory school in the country.
The Janelle Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund will help us provide an annual scholarship to two students entering high school - one underpriveleged student and one gifted student - where cost can be prohibitive. 100% of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to this Fund.
On March 8, 2015, God took Nicholas Corrado Recanati III to Heaven. He is now part of a legion of angels as a spiritual warrior. A tragic automobile accident took him away from us at just 18 years of age.
Nicholas was born in Hackensack, New Jersey and grew up in Windermere Florida. He began training and competing in Gracie Jiu Jitsu at the age of 6 under UFC Legend Royce Gracie. Nicholas went through all the traditional rankings for kids BJJ ranks and then was promoted by Royce Gracie to blue belt 2012. Nicholas trained with many UFC, WEC and World Champion BJJ practitioners like George St-Pierre, Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, Matt Serra, Ben Saunders, Phil Davis, Bas Rutten, Rodrigo Gracie, Rafael Lovato Jr and Matt Arroyo. Nicholas currently holds the rank of Purple Belt under multi-world champion and ADCC Absolute Champion, World Renowned BJJ Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. Nicholas has an astounding Jiu Jitsu competition record of 137 wins and only 21 loses, with most notable wins being, 2 x UFC Fan Expo Teen Champion, 3 x FBJJF Florida State Champion, 3 x IBJJF Miami Open Champion, 11 x Grapplers Quest National Champion, 1 x National Naga Champion, 2 x Naga World Champion, 15 x NewBreed Ultimate Teen & Adult Champion, 13 x Disney Martial Arts Grappling Champion, 3 x Copa America Super Fight Champion and 1 x Super Fight Art of Grappling Champion. In addition to being an avid Jiu Jitsu competitor, “RECA” has an amateur boxing background with a 5 – 1 record. Nicholas took 2nd in the state of Florida Platinum Gloves as an amateur boxer. Nicholas was the Co-Owner and Head Instructor for the Little Ninja and Warriors program at Xtreme Gracie/Fight Sports Jiu Jitsu in Clermont, Florida.
Nicholas had huge aspirations for his future, including an upcoming debut MMA fight. He impacted so many lives on and off the mat, which included his passion for teaching youth. His legacy will continue through the Nicholas “RECA” Recanati Memorial Scholarship Fund. 100% of donations will be guaranteed for the use toward this scholarship fund.
The Recanati Family would like to thank you in advance with our deepest appreciation, in helping to enrich the lives of youth in memory of our beloved son.
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