Justin “JJ” Johnson

In Memorial

Justin “JJ” Johnson, 35, passed away September 17, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

Service Information:

Memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, September 24, at Lake Shore Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19, limited seating will be available. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed Click Here to View the Live Stream.

Justin was born August 9, 1985 in Waco, to Billy and Tina Johnson. He grew up in China Spring and graduated from China Spring High School in 2003. During high school he participated in the select choir with Susan Thrift as instructor. Justin loved his friends and family and always made sure the people he loved were ok. Justin graduated from TSTC and moved to Austin to work as a Biomedical Tech. In recent years, Justin became the Director and praise and worship leader of Ranch on the Rock Recovery Center in Sierra Blanca, Texas. Along with good friend Joshua Hart, they both worked hard to keep the ranch going. He impacted many lives while he was serving God and the people in Sierra Blanca. He has touched so many lives all over the world that he will never be forgotten.

Justin was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, JoAnn McClain and paternal grandparents, Bill and Nita Johnson.

Survivors include his parents, Billy and Tina Johnson of China Spring; brother, Cody Johnson of Irving; grandparents, Tick and Karen Featherstone of Waco; uncle, Bill McClain; aunt, Teri Thrash; cousins, Dillon, Devan, and Brent and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Justin’s name to the Ranch on the Rock Recovery Center, 201 W El Paso St, Sierra Blanca, TX 79851.


Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Peggy and Matt Ramburger

    Prayers Tina, BJ and Cody…JJ was very loved and will be missed by so many…He was an awesome man….Its still so hard to believe…Hope you find comfort knowing he is in Gods hands and is now your forever Angel.
    .If there is anything at all I can help with -please let me know….Love You all!

  2. Jennifer Tabor-Goode

    Prayers for the entire family and all his friends. JJ was such a sweet and true soul. He will be missed by many!

  3. In reading all of the posts, it has just confirmed what I already knew. JJ was a wonderful young man that was loved by many. He was devoted to helping any and every one that crossed his path. His touch blessed so many. I know my family was blessed just by knowing Justin. His sweet soul and devotion to others will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Butch & Robin Mogavero

    Billy, Tina and Cody,
    We are so sorry for your loss and I know their are no words to make this time easier. If there is anything we can ever do we are here for you.
    Y’all are in our hearts and prayers

  5. Prayers for all of you! So sorry for your loss.

  6. Condolences to the family of this lovely young man. Our hearts ache for the loss of JJ who touched so many people’s lives. Jj was a loving, respectful soul who will be missed dearly. Love you JJ. Corina Preciado and Eugene Alvarez

  7. Kelly & Erick Berley

    JJ was such a big part of our lives out here in Sierra Blanca…we will miss his smile, his love for this community, and most of all his heart!! He was always more of a brother than just a great friend!! Prayers to the family! May Jesus heal your heart and surround you with his light!

  8. My Prayers and Condolences go out to Jj’s Family he was a Great friend and was always there when u needed him, I have never met someone like JJ that was willing to go out of his way to help you no matter what you were doing or needed.May he Rest In Peace🙏🏼 it’s not a good bye it’s a see you later buddy.

  9. I lift up prayers to the family and friends in this time as you remember the life of JJ. Thinking of you all during this time of such a great loss. The first thing that pops into my kind as I reflect on JJ is his smile. A smile is a powerful tool of Kindness that helps heal and softens hard hearts and I know he helped in that mission!

  10. BJ and Tina
    So sorry to hear about JJ. Words cannot express this kind of sorrow.

  11. The Holcomb Family

    We were just so incredibly sorry to hear of Justin’s passing. We are praying for your family as you make your way through this very devastating & dark time. I will always remember him as a happy go lucky 7th grade boy. He was such a joy to be around. Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved young man.

  12. Tina, BJ, & Cody
    I am so sorry for you loss. My heart goes out to you daily.
    There are no words that could express what you all are going through.
    All I can say is God needed another angel to his good work. I am praying for you and hope that you can find some peace and comfort.
    May God keep you all safe and He will uplift you into his presence.
    Love and prayers,
    Liz Collins

  13. Lake Shore Funeral Home

    Ina and James Roe
    September 22nd /2020
    We offer after our condolences
    and our heart field prayers
    Justin was a wonderful person
    A wonderful son and friend
    Justin will be missed forever by those who
    Were fortunate enough to have known him

  14. My heart is hurting for your family. May God bring you peace of mind.

  15. To the Johnson Family,
    My prayers are with you at this time,,,,,,
    Julie Breeding

  16. My dearest condolences to JJ’s family. He was such a great person with such a wonderful character. He was a leader who led with his heart. God came first in his life and it was plain to see it. He always brought a smile to your face and made you laugh. He was a big part of Ranch on the Rock and the community of Sierra Blanca. We will miss you, sweet friend. God bless you and may you rest in peace brother.

  17. I remember Cody so well from his years at CS. He was mischievous and loved to make us laugh as well as having a sweet spirit. My condolences and prayers.

  18. Billy, Tina and Cody, Justin was a ray of light where ever he went, spreading joy and happiness in a way that only Justin could do. A great sense of humor, so intelligent, and he had a wonderful heart. It was a pleasure for us to have him visit in our home, he was always so polite and enjoyable. Justin will be dearly missed.

  19. Dave and Susan Wymer

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you struggle with the loss of Justin. Please take comfort that he is with all family that is in heaven. You will be together again in heaven. God bless you.

  20. Allen and Mary Jane Dennis

    Bill,Tina, and Cody. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences goes out to you. Rest in peace JJ.

  21. Tina and family – my heart breaks for you. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you walk this difficult path.
    Please let me know if you need anything.

    Hugs and love coming your way!

  22. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of need. Justin was a great man and he will be dearly missed. He touched so many lives and helped so many people.

  23. Carroll and Faye Hudson

    To the Johnson Family,
    Sending our very deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful son Justin. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your during this most sorrowful time. We know Justin will be missed by so many who loved him dearly.

  24. Tina, BJ &Cody,

    Our thoughts and prayers to all of you! My heat hurts knowing that this is a difficult time for you all. Please know we are praying that God be with you all. Justin was a sweet soul and he will be missed!

    Hugs to you all!
    Renee and Landon Painter

  25. I can’t imagine the impact of the loss of of jj on his family, I can, however, feel and see the devastation in the community of Sierra Blanca due to the loss of this great man, my best friend, Justin “JJ” Johnson. The heart of his community quakes for the loss. He will be sorely missed and forever remembered in our hearts as a person who loved, and cared for the well being of his peers. I pray God let’s him know how much he is missed.

  26. Denise and Charles Kerr

    Billy, Tina, Cody and family,

    Our loving thoughts embrace you all during this difficult time.

  27. Words cannot begin to convey my sadness over your loss. I can’t be there in person but please know my heart is with you. You are in my prayers. Love, Jan

  28. Ralph Jr. and Sarah Mutchler

    Jay! Jay! You are still with us in Spirit. Ralph and I Sarah Mutchler, give our condolences to his surviving family. Jay! Jay! will be greatly missed. We had known him for seven years and he always has been a good person. We love you Jay! Jay! and we will meet you in Heaven one day. Thank you for being there for us and others. Prayerfully your’s, Love Brother Ralph and Sister Sarah Mutchler!:)🙏😇😘💖🥰🌹🙋💪💃💪🙏

  29. Jeff and Ann Porter

    Billy, Tina and Cody,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son and
    brother. May God give you the love and comfort to move forward as you celebrate JJ and lay him to rest with God our Father. Praying for you all.

  30. Deanna S. Spence Wilson

    I was so sorry to learn of Justin’s passing. Life is so tender, so fragile, so very precious. Thoughts of deep and sincere sympathy are with you at this time.
    My love to each of you, Deanna

  31. Gary and Karri Love

    I only knew Justin for 4 yrs. I am 50 yrs old and only have 2 or 3 people in my life that I call true friends JJ was one. He helped me find my way to the lord in so many ways. He was the person that drove me to Dallas to do service work for a hospital for addicts. I met a girl there that drive from Houston to meet me. She is now my wife. Thank you buddy:) Karri and I talked to JJ every week. He was my best friend and I miss him dearly. Karri and I want to wish Tina, Billy and Cody our condolence’s for there loss. We know JJ is in the Book and he will be missed and thought about for yrs to come. With much love and respect, Gary and Karri Love

  32. To the Family & Friends of J.J. Johnson, Heartfelt Condolences & Sympathy. Prayers go out to you!

  33. Thinking of my china spring friends with a heavy heart this morning. JJ, you will be missed tremendously. May you all find comfort and peace during this time. Sending love and prayers. -Tabitha Benton

  34. Ralph & Lupe Gonzales

    Our condolences and sincere sympathy are with you at this time.
    Our prayers & love to you
    Billy, Tina & Cody

  35. Tim & Tamera Sinkule

    Billy, Tina, & Cody

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy for your loss of J.J…. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time! Sending our Love to you all!!
    Tim & Tamera Sinkule

  36. Angela and Billy Carey

    Tina, B.J., Cody we were so sorry to hear the loss of J.J. There are no words to say to comfort you. Will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love y’all.

  37. Joe and Terri Courtney

    I wanted to say how sad I am to hear about Justin. I am so very sorry for your loss. Billy and Tina , and Cody you are in our prayers and thoughts. I only wish I could comfort you in some way.

    Love always continued prayers.
    Joe Courtney and family.

  38. Sorry to hear of your loving son, what a shock it was to see this obit. Was randomly looking as another China Springian Randy Mitchell died of heart attack while fishing with wife Linda at Possum Kingdom. 😢 my condolences to yalls Family.

  39. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find peace and comfort in knowing you have the hope of seeing Justin again someday. The Bible promises “there is going to be a resurrection”. (Acts 24:15)What a wonderful time this will be.

  40. Billy, Tina, Cody and family
    So very sorry for the loss of Justin. Praying for you all. God bless and keep you.
    Peter and Sheila Torres

  41. So sorry to hear about Justin. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. God bless you guys.

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