Cedric Johnson

Cedric Johnson

Friday, December 30th, 1960 - Sunday, August 30th, 2020
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Cedric Jason Johnson “Satch”, was born on 30 December 1960, in Los Angeles, California, to Bernice (Murden) and the late James E. Johnson, Jr. Cedric departed this life on 30 August 2020. Cedric was the youngest of three boys and when he was very young his family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a child, Cedric was kind, caring and comical at times. Cedric always had a great smile and just could make you laugh just by some of the looks on his face.

Satch, as he was known by his family and friends, was smart, outgoing and reliable. He was educated in the Philadelphia public school system and graduated from Parkway Delta High School, in 1978. While in high school, he worked at Simons Youth Development Skill Center learning an electrical trade in the summer, and upon his completion, he received a certificate.

After high school, Cedric started C & C Home Remodeling Company with his best friend, Calvin M. Witherspoon, Sr. After completing a couple of jobs, Cedric decided to join the United States Army in August 1980. After basic training, and upon graduation from his advance training, he was stationed in Gelnhausen, Germany. His brother David was already serving at that post. David introduced Cedric to a beautiful soldier who was also stationed there, named Avonda, whom Cedric affectionally called Denise. Since that time, the two of them have been inseparable. After completing their tour in Germany, Cedric and Denise were both assigned to their next duty at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. They were married on 8 April 1983, in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Cedric was a proud soldier. While serving his country, he was praised for being a great NCO who cared for his soldiers. His military leaders were always impressed with his dedication to duty and service. During his tenure, he received the following military awards: Good Conduct Medal 2nd OLC, Army Achievement Medal 1st OLC, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and Marksmanship Badge Rifle M-16. Cedric left the military at the rank of SGT/E5 and tested for SSgt/E6 before he was honorably discharged for medical reasons.

After the military, Cedric worked for an electrical company called Christian Lighting Services in Tacoma, Washington. After a few years, he began working for the United States Post Office. After his wife retired from the US Army, they moved to Hampton, Virginia, for a short time, then to Dover, Delaware. In 2013, Cedric retired from the USPS after 23 years of service.

Cedric was a jack-of-all-trades. There was nothing that he couldn’t do or fix. He was very knowledgeable about many different things and everyone would always call him or ask for advice.

Cedric was an outgoing hard-working man who was beloved by his friends and family. Like most of us, he faced countless challenges during his time here on earth, and he did so with vigor and commitment.

Cedric was a member of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge in Germany.

One of his favorite pastimes was fishing on his boat. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Cedric was preceded in death by his father James E. Johnson, Jr. and by his beloved dog, Alfred.

Cedric leaves to cherish his memory, the love of his life, his beloved wife of 37 years, Avonda “Denise”; his beloved dog, Zues; his mother, Bernice Laboo; step-father, Victor LaBoo; two brothers, James E. Johnson, III and his wife Patricia and David J. Johnson and his wife, Yolanda; his best friend, Calvin Witherspoon; one niece, Kyana; two nephews, James and Benjamin; aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Bennie Smith Funeral Home (Dover)
    717 W. Division Street
    DOVER, DE 19904
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 12:00pm
    Bennie Smith Funeral Home (Dover)
    717 W. Division Street
    DOVER, DE 19904
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  • Interment

    Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery (Bear)
    2465 Chesapeake City Road
    BEAR, DE 19701
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Mike Banks

Posted at 03:03pm
Mom Bernice, Jimmy, & Pat,
Please accept our condolences for the passing of Cedric.
We pray that GOD will help carry you all through this transitional period for Cedric.
We also pray that the sad memories of today will be replace with the many more memories of the happier times you all shared together.
Our Love & GOD's Blessings Always,
Sharon & Mike Banks

Roxanna Hairston Posted at 10:26pm

Bernice, Jimmy, and Pat, Sending our heartfelt condolences and prayers to you. Hoping you will find comfort in knowing Cedric will dwell in the house of our Heavenly Father forever, and we pray he will rest in eternal peace. Please know we will continue praying for you and your family.

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