Rex Aaron Johnson Jr.
August 29, 1980 – August 3, 2020
Rex Aaron Johnson Jr., 39, passed away August 3, 2020 unex- pectedly. Rex was born August 29, 1980 to Kathy and Rex Johnson Sr. He was baptized at Our Mother Mercy and was a devout Catholic until his untimely passing. He attended Pietzsch, MacArthur, South Park, and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1998. After completing his high school education, Rex went on to graduate with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Lamar University. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he went on to graduate with a Master of Public Administration, also with honors from Lamar University. On January 11, 2008 he married Joycelyn Fontenot, and their union produced his only daughter Erin Renee Johnson.
He began his career at AT&T yellow pages, and his final assign- ment to his dynamic career was an AP U.S. History, and a World Geography teacher at Beaumont United High School. Rex had an impressive resume, but his resume was small compared to the big contributions he not only made in his community, but across the State of Texas as well. Education was always extremely important to him, and he took pride in writing grants through his self-formed company, Rex A. Johnson LLC. He successfully wrote grants to help St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica Church. He was a forward thinker, and often participated in social justice causes and community activism. He was a great role model and leader, especially for his little sister Krystel, of whom he would do anything for, and always encouraged her to follow her dreams. He had a great impact on many family members and close friends; however, his biggest success was raising his daughter Erin Renee Johnson. They had an unbreakable bond filled with laughter, inside jokes, movie nights, late night talks and they were the best of friends. He instilled many qualities in Erin that she will carry with her the rest of her life. It seems unbelievable that someone could have such a great impact with only 24 hours in a day, but he truly lived life to the fullest.
To know Rex is to love Rex because he never met a stranger. He was a gentle soul with a kind heart that God blessed him with. He had a talent to turn a sad day into a celebration, and he never had the heart to see someone suffer. Rex enriched everyone’s life that he touched on his short time on earth, and he managed to positively impact the world in a major way. There was never anyone quite like Rex, and there will never be anyone quite like him again. His spirit was happy, and he radiated goodness, with a smile that lit up the world. There are so many things that can be said about the contributions that he gave, but words do him no justice. God blessed the world with his spirit, and he was so special, he managed to complete his work at the young age of 39.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Erin Renee Johnson(Joy);his parents Rex Johnson Sr and Kathy; his sister Krystel Johnson. His paternal uncles; Sidney Johnson (Opie), Jean Pierre Johnson (Alfreda), Tex Johnson (Sandra), Jason Johnson (Wanda), Tommy Johnson, and Martin Johnson. He leaves his paternal aunts; Dale Johnson and Trudy Hoque (Sajed). He leaves his maternal uncles; George Captain (Margie), Glenn Captain, Terry Captain (Mary), Darryl Captain (Tosha), and his maternal aunts; Beverly Johnson (Larry), and Geraldine Lemoins (Francis). He leaves his great aunts and uncles, cousins, relatives, and a host of friends to cherish his memory.