Kevin Johnson was born on January 28th, 1972 in Washington D.C. He passed away on the night of Friday, December 11th, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kevin attended Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, Georgia. Graduating as a standout student athlete in 1990, he continued to the collegiate level, earning a football scholarship to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He played football and attended UTC until 1994. There he met his wife, Leah Anne Fitzgerald. They married the following year and stayed in Chattanooga to raise their three children. He worked at Westrock’s Mill Division since 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Leah, his children, Devyn, Patrick, and Mackenzie, his father, James E. Johnson Jr., his sister, Shawn Johnson, his in-laws Jerry Fitzgerald and Judy McConnell (Jerry), his godparents, James and Sue Dingle, and he also shared a special closeness with the Dotson family (cousins Jamey, Kristin, Reid, Ryan, and Emily). He was preceded in death by his mother, Gordine Johnson. He will be remembered for his love of seeing his children play sports, his work ethic, and his undeniable likability to everyone who had the honor to meet him.
Visitation will be Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00, with a chapel service following at 2:00 at Chattanooga Funeral Home North, 5401 Hwy 153 Hixson, TN 37343. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com