We mournfully announce the passing of Ronney (Ronnie) Lynn Johnson, 71, of Summerville, South Carolina and long term resident of Louisville, Kentucky. Ron passed away on November 25, 2020, after a successful 17 year kidney transplant and recent health complications.
Ronnie Lynn, born to General and Rosie (Malone) Johnson of Portia, Arkansas, was born on January 19, 1949. He was a force to be reckoned with from the get go, graduating from high school in 1967, Oakland City College in 1971, and Ball State University in 1972. Ronnie pursued 2 graduate degrees and was awarded multiple awards for being an excellent educator all his life. He was honored to be part of Louisville Collegiate School teaching AP Chemistry, Anatomy/Physiology, Chair of Academic Affairs, and Director of Studies.
While Ronnie never married, he lived a full and vibrant life with more friends than you could count. When asked what means the most to him, he would say spending time with friends and family. It was apparent by his God-given heart and lifestyle.
Ronnie was survived by his sister (Diane), brother-in-law (Jim Lillibridge), niece (Brittany), her husband (Jake Cummings), grandniece (Charlotte Rose) of Charleston, South Carolina, nephew (Jordan) and his partner (Ashton Davis) of Riverside, California, several cousins and a precious aunt (Vera Johnson) of Portia, Arkansas.
When Ron retired in 2014, he devoted most of his time to his churches: Central Presbyterian Church and Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville, where he loved worshipping and serving.
Celebrations of Ronnie's life will be in Louisville, Kentucky and Walnut Ridge, Arkansas where he will be laid to rest (beside his parents) at a later time, when family and friends can safely be together.
Cremation has been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, West Ashley, 2501 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.