On April 25, 1961, a baby boy was born to the union of William Johnson and Ruvell Myers Johnson. They lovingly named him, Darryl Edward Johnson. He loved the thought of being the only male in a family with four girls.
Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma and accepting Christ at an early age, Darryl attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He attended church with his grandmother, Francis Ennis.
He attended Muskogee Public Schools until his family moved to Tulsa in 1977. He graduated from Raymond S. McLain High School in 1979. After graduation he decided that he would start his own business, doing something he had a great passion for- painting.
Darryl was a painter and he painted residential and commercial properties. He was very good at his profession. He was also a subcontractor for strip malls, this is where he met the Ravis Family. After over 25 years of owning his own business, the Ravis family hired Darryl full-time, seeing that he was very good at his craft. Darryl worked for the family until his health started to decline and he could no longer who due to his treatments.
October 4, 2021, Darryl rededicated his life to Christ at New Beginnings Family Outreach Ministries under leadership of Stephen Ballard.
Proceeding him in death was his mother and father, William Johnson and Ruvell Myers Johnson; Maternal grandparents, Vunetter R. Shepherd and Norris Myers; Paternal grandparents, Francis Ennis and Jessie Johnson; Three uncles, Eddie Johnson, Leo Shephard and William Connery; Three aunts, Rosie Johnson, Marie Johnson and Mayetta Johnson.
Darryl leaves to cherish his loving memory two daughters, Canesia Holmes of Houston, Texas and Janiyce Johnson of California; son, Darryl (Jessica) Winfield of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Grandchildren, Monique Holmes and Kiara Holmes of Houston, Texas; Damion Winfield, Xavier Bower and Ja’Niyah Winfield. Sisters, Glenda (Sam) Osei, Janetta Johnson, Tamisha Verner and Tina Johnson all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Brother, Antonio(Tanaka) Johnson of Marion, Iowa; Aunts, Carol Sue Johnson of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Ella Knapper of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Linda Colbert of Litchfield, Arizona and Brenda (Stephen) Gunn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Leon Shephard of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joel (Margaret) Myers of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sylvester Myers of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Greg Ransom of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Marlon Ransom of California, Truson (Elizabeth) Connery of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Cleophus Bruner of Haskell, Oklahoma; Great Aunt, Patricia Brown of Tulsa, Oklahoma and a Great Uncle, Larry Brown of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
- Date & Time: December 18, 2021 (2:00 PM)
- Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home
- Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104