Allen C. Johnson Sr.

Date of Passing:

May 17, 2021

Allen Cyrus Johnson Sr., 70, of Providence, RI, passed away peacefully to live his eternal life with the Lord on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. Allen was the beloved husband and “ best friend” of Julia M (Lima) Johnson, whom he was married to for over 46 years.

He was born in Providence, RI, and was the son of the late Walter and Elsie (Potter) Johnson. He was a lifelong resident of Providence.

Allen graduated from Hope High School, Providence, class of 1970. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, having served with US Army.

He was an assistant manager for McCleod Optical, Warwick, for 40 years, retiring in 2015.

Allen was a man of strong faith, and faithfully attended Immanuel Baptist Church, Pawtucket. He served the children’s ministry, “Jr. Church” and “Patch the Pirate” he was affectionately known as “Captain “. In addition to the children’s ministry, he served his Christian family for 30 years driving the Church van.

He was an avid reader and sports fan. He enjoyed fishing, listening to music.
Allen was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, family was everything. He was always there for his family and friends, he never said an unkind word, and how he lived was an example to all. His love, kindness, friendship and smile will be sadly missed.

Allen was so blessed in this life, his faith has become sight.
His greatest reward will be seeing the One in whom he placed that faith, the One he lived for, his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Besides his wife, his legacy includes two sons, Allen C.Johnson Jr., of Stoughton MA, Albert M. Johnson of East Providence, Three daughters, Grace M. Johnson, Roberta A. Johnson both of Providence, Kathleen L Goff and her husband Shawn of Tampa FL, four brothers, Michael Johnson and his wife Barbara of Sherman Oaks CA, Arthur Johnson, DavidJohnson and Glen Cardozo and his wife Debra all of Providence, RI, four sisters, Carole Williams of Providence, RI, Lynn Rodrigues and her husband David of Riverside, RI, Jo-Ann Fernandez and her husband Raymond of Providence, RI, Joan Calvit and her husband Lee of Warwick RI, two sister-in-laws, Annmarie Solomon and her husband Marco, Robertina Gearhart and her husband David both from Ft Myers, FL, six grandchildren, Allen S Johnson, Evan R Johnson, Aiyanna R Johnson, Adrian Q Farmer, Kiara J Corry, Joshua I Johnson and a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was the brother of the late John Johnson, Walter Johnson Jr., Alice Watson, Mildred Morgan, and Kay Lawson. He was the brother-in-law of the late Richard Williams.

His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in the W.RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11:A.M. Visitation 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to American Lung Association, 260 W Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903 would be deeply appreciated.

Burial with military honors will be private in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.

Online Condolences


  1. Allen,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Joe and Barbara Batz

  2. My condolences to Glen Cardozo and the Johnson family. May you find comfort in the memories you keep of Allen. May he Rest In Peace.

  3. My condolences to the Johnson Family may he Rest In Peace . Amen..

  4. Julie & Family,
    Sorry for the loss of Allen. He was a good Christian man for you, family, friends and Church. God Bless all of you and may Allen rest in peace.

  5. Sending our condolences to the family. May all the good memories ease your sorrows. Amina,Fatimah,Aaron,Nargis and Tariq.

  6. What Joy floods our souls when we think of you our Brother and your Life in Christ. Sister Julie we’re praying and believing GOD’S Strength, Peace and Comfort will Bless you, beloved family and friends who mourn Allen’s passing.?? Sincerely with Love and Faith,
    Brother William and Sister Karen

  7. My sincerest condolences to the Family may Allen Rest In Paradise

  8. My deepest condolences. He was always so kind to me and the family. I’m so sorry for your loss. May he Rest
    In Paradise.

  9. Rest In Peace Allen
    Richard “Dick” Saunders
    Providence, RI

  10. Deepest sympathy.

  11. Allen may be gone, He will live for ever in our hearts. This is not good bye but until we soldiers meet again at the last formation in the heavens . May he RIP,

  12. During times like these, I want to offer my deepest and most sincere sympathy to my family – Aunt Julie and cousins Allen, Albert, Grace, Roberta and Kathleen along with their children.

    May God’s comfort and grace cover us all as we will surely miss our Allen. God has called Allen home to Heaven which is his final resting place. If you knew Allen, you would know that he would want everyone to come to the saving knowledge and grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    That I believe was his unselfish desire for his family, friends and neighbors.

    Following the Word of God was important to Allen because if you Keep God first place in your life everything else will take care of itself.

    Our church is an essential focal point of our lives as Christians, and Allen was the epitome of a Good and Faithful Servant who was not just a hearer of the Word of God but a doer. Whenever called upon he never hesitated to participate in whatever was needed.

    Allen was steady, strong and loved. He made an impact for God. We will miss him beyond measure. Like Allen, family, you must stay strong in the Faith. I love you all!

    God Bless, your nephew/cousin
    Bryan Johnson and family

  13. My Deepest Condolences to Julie Sons and Daughters and Family??

  14. My condolences to the Johnson family.allen was a great person to he R.I.P

  15. Brother Allen i love you as a dear brother.Rest in peace until we meet again. Into our internal resting place where there will no more sickness nor decease.

  16. Julie,Children, Grandchildren and the Johnson Family.
    We are so sad to hear of Allen’s passing.
    Our deepest condolences to all.

  17. Uncle Allen, we will miss you. You will always be in our hearts. Thank you for everything. Love Ecilda and family???

  18. Words cannot express how we feel about the loss of our friend Allen.. May God grant you Peace and Strength as you go through this journey. Uncle Fred and I love you guys so much.???❤️❤️❤️

  19. I will always embrace your compassion for family and togetherness cousin Allen. My family and I will miss you so much rest in peace Amen..??

  20. Uncle Allen will be deeply missed. As a child, I remember his strong, quiet, confident presence at Immanuel Baptist Church. He always smiled and it was comforting. A good and faithful servant is surely what he was. Sincerely, Regina Jefferies Blakeley and Family

  21. So sorry to hear that Allen passed away

  22. Aunt Julie, Allen, Al, Grace, Roberta and Kathleen, I know the loss is immense but if there’s anything we know for sure, we know where he is now. A true example of a godly man, father and husband he gave us what we needed most. I hope he gives Ma a big hug and a kiss for me. Love you all forever.

  23. Deepest Condolences and Sympathy from Joe and Jeanne Smith. The Smith’s will keep the Family in prayer.

  24. Deepest Condolences and Sympathy from Joe and Jeanne Smith.

  25. Remembering …
    Allen ‘s kind smile and the radiant light that reflected his spirit assures us that he is in good hands and deserving the great rewards of a faithful servant…
    Praise GOD!!!!

  26. LongLiveUncleAllen ball in paradise unc iloveyouu ? may you rest in the sweetest peace , You’ve done so much in life for yourself and family for that I’ll forever be thankful you were able to shower your wisdom on me ?? You helped pioneer the way for a lot of us to be the people we are today , structured me up as a kid and I’ll never forget it ? you unconditionally loved your family an will be truly missed big A watch over us up there captain iloveyouu ?

  27. Grace, Kiki and family, sending my deepest condolences to you all. Reading about his love for the Lord and living eternally with Him gave me chills. It serves as a reminder to me, to keep the Lord first above everything and to live for Him. May you all find some peace and comfort amongst each other.

  28. My sincerest condolences to my Johnson Family. Being one of many children to be loved and nurtured by Uncle Allen I have full confidence he is with The Good Lord!

  29. The world will miss a soul who loved others and was equally loved. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace

  30. Sincerest Condolences during the time of Bereavement to the entire family.

    Sending many prayers of comfort.

  31. So sorry to hear of Allen’s passing. I know he is at home with his heavenly father. Our condolences and deepest sympathy. Keeping you in prayer.

  32. We will deeply miss u uncle Allen may u rest peacefully up there hold all our spots because we gonna be there one day and we will all praise together again love Shonda Nasir Jazzmin Layla and BILAL in God’s name Amen

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