|December 6, 1998 ~ January 27, 2014
Elijah Jay “EJ” Johnson, 15, of Rogers, AR passed away at his
home Monday, January 27, 2014. He was born December 6,
1998 in Rogers, AR to Jeffery David Johnson and Cynthia Rose
He was a freshman at Heritage High School and he attended the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He had many
friends and teachers that cared and loved him. He will be
dearly missed. He was an avid BMX rider, a talented artist
and an accomplished song writer.
He is survived by his father, Jeff Johnson and wife, Nicole of
Rogers, AR; mother, Cynthia Johnson and Tami Cathers of
Rogers, AR; two brothers, Skylar Johnson of Rogers, AR and
Chad Oseguera and wife, Felicia of Albuquerque, NM; maternal
grandmother, Ann Dosier of Rogers, AR; uncle, Larry Dosier
and cousin, Zach Dosier both of Lowell, AR; step-brothers,
Raygan and Branden Uhrig and step-sister, Gabrielle Uhrig all
of Rogers, AR and many many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00PM, Friday, January 31,
2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2805
N. Dixieland, Rogers, AR 72756, with Bishop Troy Steiner
presiding. Burial will be at Rogers City Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jeff Johnson, Larry Dosier, Skylar Johnson,
Chad Oseguera, Carl Finkbiner, Fernando Lopez, Robert Van
Breeman and Robert Paul Van Breeman.
A visitation will be held from 2:00PM to service time at The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I only met EJ a few times and was very respectful. I know he left a big
impact on all the kids that knew him. There are no words to comfort
you at this time. I will be praying for his family and his many many
friends. R.I.P. EJ
I have known him for a long time we were very close .i love thia crazy
kid he means the world to me we have been friends for a long time ...
like 2nd grade we dated this summer he treated me so well and even
after we broke up he was a great friend still close ..he even told me no
matter what bestfriends forever and that what i would call him ...i also
know that he would want us to be happy that he is not in pain longer he
will always be in my heart ...he will always be close bestfriend no
matter what i wanna here him say i love u summer one more time he
shall live on in our memories and he will always be loved
Love you ej
EJ was a great a kid. I didn't know him very long but he always made
me laugh. He will be greatly missed. Your family is in my in my
Ej was like a brother to me always helping me out and ill never forget
him. ill be praying for everyone and helping as much as i can may he
rest in peace you will alway be loved and missed Ej Johnson.
No matter how rough times get and how hard the roads are God will be
there to lift u up. So keep smiling don't let things tear u down.
For many years I had heard about this boy named EJ. Last summer
while in Arkansas visiting my grandchildren, I got the chance to meet
him. He helped me put the bunk bed together for Caden. He was so
kind, so genuine, so patient and such a good listener as we exchanged
stories about my grandkids. He was the big brother they never had; he
meant so much to them and they are missing him. My heart goes out to
them as I cannot be there at this desperate time, but most importantly I
send my deepest sympathy to all of EJ's family & friends. He was a
great kid and will be missed. I believe that God's angels are with him.
You are ALL in my Prayers.
Respectfully, Cheryl, Grandmother of the Rabalais children
I loved ej. Ej was my very first friend when i started at lingle middle
school. I never could have seen this coming at all. Ej always let me sit
with him at lunch. He talked to me. And was very polite to be around. I
loved ej as a friend and always will. I wish this could have been a
dream and to wake and he still be here. I cried when i heard about this
tragedy. Ej was a talented hero. God needed an angel fast a got an
amazing talented angel. Love you bro.
See you later.
I never knew it was possible for a heart to break this bad for someone I
didn't know personally. The name EJ rang in my ears when my loving
niece Lauren would talk about him. That was her big brother. And
when my sweet nephew talked about BMX bikes EJ's name would be
right there. And I can't forget little Sydney who with big bright eyes
looked up to EJ like he belonged in the family. And he was a part of the
family. It makes me sad to think that I really never got a chance to say
hello for very long, or goodbye. I know EJ is a good person and
impacted many lives of people, including mine. If I could turn back the
hands of Time I would have changed his life for the better, and we
would have been true friends. For the million smiles you put on
Lauren's, Caden's, s quid's, and Papa Earl's face, EJ, I send you an
Love in God, Ginger Peoples and my beautiful daughter Autumn Bela.
(She will always remember you and the good times you spent together
in Arkansas 2013 with the Rabalais family)
As we attended the funeral for EJ, we learned a lot about him. One
thing we couldn’t help but notice how many kids were talking about
how he helped them in some way, mostly by listening to problems and
encouraging kids. He also helped some of those who were bullied
including our daughter. EJ had an impact on so many lives. We hope
and pray that one day soon you may find peace and know that he must
have been an angel loaned to the world for just a little while. Our
hearts and prayers go out to your family and all of his friends.
The Chavez Family
Elijah was a special child of God. I am honored to have spent time
with him recently and will always remember him. Blessings to all who
were graced by his pretense.
Aunt Rhee Spenner
Extremely sorry for your family's loss. You have my deepest
condolences. May God carry you through this difficult time.
Llisa Jones (Bekaert)
I've known Ej for 8 years. He was my best friend, but before he pasted,
we stopped talking. I'm missing him more and more each day. I still
remember everything he ever said to me. But he's in a better place now,
and I know he's watching over me. He's an Angel, my guardian angel. I
love you kiddo.
We met E J when his family visited us in Florida, last year. We
enjoyed him so much. He was the “perfect guest” and was such a happy
person. The time was short, the next visit will never come, but he will
always be in our hearts.
Larry and Jane Boone