Wesley Archie Johnson Jr. was the firstborn child and only son born to Wesley Sr. and Clara Johnson on October 28, 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Our dear Wesley Jr. fell asleep in death after a lengthy illness on Sunday morning, April 15, 2018. Wes Jr. grew up in Tucker, Georgia. As a youth, he enjoyed reading, playing the trombone, and dancing. He will be well remembered for his many outstanding qualities. Wes Jr. was described by his family as the most lovingly considerate, thoughtful, caring individual, giving of himself to others. Wes Jr.'s life was full of love, kindness and a strong sense of family. He was a loving and devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend to many. He enjoyed a special bond of friendship with his only sibling, Ashley Holmes. Wherever Wes Jr. would go, his friendly smile and engaging personality would draw others to him. He endured very severe periods of illness for years, and yet he still managed to maintain a positive outlook much to the amazement of those who knew him well. From infancy, Wes Jr. was taught the truth about Jehovah God and His wonderful promises for the future found in the Bible. In May 1993, he was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses at the age of 14. He looked forward to and was strengthened by Jehovah's sure promise that one day, sickness and death would be no more! Though Wes Jr. was quite ill by this time, how wonderful it was for him to be able to attend the special talk just a few weeks ago on March 25, 2018 along with his parents and his sister and her family at the Hurricane Shoals Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. It warmed his heart to be with his family and friends on this special occasion and to experience an interchange of encouragement as well as to hear the expressions of faith made by his parents and his sister as well as his brother-in-law and his niece and nephew during the Watchtower Study. What a marvelous privilege for his family to share with him in what has become his last meeting at Jehovah's House for now. Without a doubt, we will sorely miss Wes Jr., but if we keep in sharp focus our eyes and stay faithful to Jehovah, we'll look for him in Paradise! Because one day soon, he will hear the call of Christ: "Wake up Wesley Jr.! Wake up to perfect health! Wake up to the real life!" Left to cherish his memory is his parents, Wesley Sr. and Clara Johnson, his sister Ashley and her husband Maurice Holmes, his niece and nephew Shaniya and Maurice Holmes, as well as his aunts, uncles and cousins. Also left to cherish his memory are many dear friends and loved ones in Louisiana and Georgia.

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  1. Wesley you was my confidant we had so much in common. The last text you text me you told me that it doesn’t matter how late it is i can always call and talk to you. I also told you the same thing. I wish i could be there for your home going celebration but i can’t come. Thank you so much for the won and true friendship. I will never ever forget you. You will always be in my heart. Love you Wesley. If i can only stop crying. My prayers is with Marvin and your Mother and the rest of your family. RIH

  2. Wesley you was my confidant we had so much in common. The last text you text me you told me that it doesn’t matter how late it is i can always call and talk to you. I also told you the same thing. I wish i could be there for your home going celebration but i can’t come. Thank you so much for the wonderful and true friendship. I will never ever forget you. You will always be in my heart. Love you Wesley. If i can only stop crying. My prayers is with Marvin and your Mother and the rest of your family. RIH

  3. Wesley was a beautiful, wonderful man. His gentleness and loving nature touched everyone who ever met him. Our heart and prayers are with Clara, Wesley, Ashley and all of the family. We are grateful he is at peace and his spirit with God. We love you. Jennifer, Ed, Jaclyn, Davis, Jake and Eva Marie

  4. So sorry for your loss. I know how painful it must be to lose a child. May Jehovah give you the strength to cope at this difficult time.

  5. Wes, U were a real true, loyal and a very supportive FRIEND in every way possible. I will surely Miss U and always CHERISH Ur FRIENDSHIP. Much Prayers to Ur Mom, Dad, Sister, Especilly Praying for OUR FRIEND Marvin. Rest Well in Paradise, Untill We Meet Again. Love U My Friend Wesley A Johnson-Cameron

  6. Wesley, it was an honor to know. Though we and your family will miss you terribly, I am happy you are at peace and pain free. I send my love and prayers, and I promise to keep an eye on your mom, dad and Ashley! Love, Deborah & Ron Sanders

  7. I am so sorry for your loss Clara as a Mother, Wesley as a father & Ashley, Wesley’s Dear Sister… I’ve known you for many years and feel your pain. Please know my heart and prayers go out to you all frm your Hidden Hills Fam’ly too.

  8. Clara, Wesley and Ashley, we were so sorry to hear that your son fell asleep in death. I know your heart is breaking even with our hope of the resurrection. At least you know he’s not suffering any more! We love and miss you both! You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Ro. 15:33

  9. Acts 24:15 helps us to appreciate that there will be a ressurection and soon we will be reunited with our loved ones again my my thoughts and prayers are with your family

  10. “We don’t know what to say except that we love you. We can’t understand exactly how you feel, but Almighty God does and will keep raising you up. We hope that our prayers will help a little.” Isaiah 57:15*

  11. I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I did not know this dear brother, but I cannot wait to meet him one day under wonderful conditions on a paradise earth. We all look forward to no sickness, pain and mourning. May Jehovah provide peace and comfort to the family and friends now and in the days ahead.

  12. Wesley, Clara and Ashley. We just found out about Wesley Jr. yesterday. Gary and I are so sorry for your loss. We look forward to the time when Wesley Jr. will be resurrected to perfect health in the Paradise. At that time the only tears will be tears of joy as you welcome him back. In the meantime know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  13. Sincere condolences for the loss of Wesley Jr. May Jehovah remember him when “all those in the memorial tombs” are brought back to life.

  14. Wesley and Clara… I am just learning of your son Wesley’s passing. It’s been many years since I’ve seen you, and don’t know how to reach you. We are so heartbroken for you and miss you terribly. Hoping we can connect soon. Your friends from years past, Wayne and Paulette Bobich

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