Kelvin Anthony Johnson (Tony) was born in Chicago, Ill on November 24, 1964, to Jeannette and William Johnson, Kelvin was the fourth of six children, he attended Foss high School in Tacoma, WA.   Kelvin moved from Chicago. In 1973 to Tacoma, WA. Where he resided until moving to Rainer School for Disabled Men in Buckley, WA. Kelvin    retired in 2013 from working at the shop and yard work at Rainer School.

Kelvin had a radiant smile which everyone adored. He was the apple of his mother’s eye, she and his aunts, stepfather, and many fictive aunts spoiled him to no end. They made sure he had whatever he wanted to wear, eat, go, or activity.

Kelvin was a fun-loving son, brother, uncle, and cousin. He had a nickname for just about everyone. Kelvin even made songs about some of us, which would have us on the floor laughing.

Kelvin was very athletic he participated in many sports he loved to run and swim. He was a pretty good boxer which he would test out on Darwin and Parrish. They did not like to fight (box) with him, they said “He hit too hard”, he made both of them stronger boxers in their professional careers. Kelvin won many medals in participating in the Special Olympics.

Kelvin’s mother instilled the love of God in all her            children. He grew up at Miles Memorial CME Church, he attended the Chapel on Rainier school in Buckley, WA.

He was proceeded in death by his parents Jeannette and William Johnson,  Brothers Darwin L. Johnson, and Parrish A. Johnson.

He is Survived by his sisters Jemerica Brown, Linda Brown, Lynnetta Hayes,* Christara Mustin, Aunt Alender Dallas, Stepfather Milton Lawrence, nieces and nephews Teanisha Hayes, Uqnitka Blackmon, Antonio Hayes, Admire Brown, Darwin Johnson Jr., Remello Clay,  grandnieces and   nephews Wonnisha Edwards, Wonnie Edwards, Donavan    Whisby, Cornelia Peters, Lachelle Henderson, S’riyah Clark. A host of Cousins and friends.

Funeral will be held at 11am  May 20, 2023 Miles Memorial CME

1601 South L Street | Tacoma, WA 98409

  1. Rhonda Faye Hodge says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. He was always the life of the party at the holiday gatherings. My heart is with you at this time.

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