Jerain Ezra Johnson

October 27, 1982 ~ February 21, 2022 (age 39)


Jerain Ezra Johnson, age 39, of Wickliffe, Ohio passed from this life on Monday, February 21, 2022 at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation surrounded by his family.  He was born October 27, 1982 in Lima, Ohio to the union of Forest Lee and Sherry (Pritchett) Johnson, Sr.; both parents preceded him in death.  He was known to family and friends as J-Rock and JJ.    

Jerain received Christ at an early age and attended Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Lima, Ohio.  As a young adult, he moved to Wickliffe, Ohio to be with his sister and family.  He worked as a chef and cook in the culinary field the past 15 years. He also enjoyed working with computers in computer programming, repair and encoding.  He enjoyed hiking, traveling, camping, biking, dancing and singing.  He enjoyed listening to gospel music especially by Shirley Caesar.  He was an angel on earth with a bright smile and kind word for everyone.  He was always helping to support families and children. He recently began his certification for the foster to adopt program. 

Jerain leaves to cherish his precious memories his grandmother who raised him, Helen Mclaurine and Godmother, Ella Bee Benton both of Lima, Ohio.  6 sisters, Patricia Davis, Sarah L. Luckett, Rochelle Johnson,  and Andrea Sewell of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Forestetta (Harry) McDonald of Lima, Ohio; Mary Ann (Adam) Lail of Wickliffe, Ohio; and 4 brothers, Forest Lee Johnson Jr of Marion, Ohio; Larry Johnson of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Jeffrey C. Johnson and Quincy Pritchett of Lima, Ohio.  Jerain will be missed by Pearl, his beloved Labrador Retriever, who laid by his side until his last days along with an abundance of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends.

Jerain was preceded in death by 2 sisters; Ora Mae and Nora Jane Johnson; maternal grandfathers, Eddie Louis Pritchett Sr and M.C. McLaurine; paternal grandparents, Deacon Augustus and Mary (Hobbs) Johnson. 

Services will be held on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 11:30 A.M. at Greater New Canaan MB Church at 8324 Cedar Ave, in Cleveland, Ohio with Pastor David Watts officiating and his uncle, Pastor Aaron McLaurine, eulogizing. 

 Visitation will be Sunday 3-7 P.M. at Pernel Jones and Sons Funeral Home at 7120 Cedar Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio and Wake on Monday from 11-11:30 A.M.  at the church until time of services. 

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March 6, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Greater New Canaan MB Church (Cedar Ave, Cleveland, Ohio)

Funeral Service
March 7, 2022

11:30 AM
Greater New Canaan MB Church (Cedar Ave, Cleveland, Ohio)

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