Ykeema T. Johnson

Died: Thu., Apr. 30, 2020

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Ykeema T. Johnson, 31, departed this life and was given her angel wings on Thursday, April 30, 2020.  Her final days were spent surrounded by family, staff and friends of Bristol Adult Resource Center.  Ykeema had touched many lives in some special way throughout her short, yet very memorable life. 

Ykeema was born on October 27, 1988 in Clarksdale, Mississippi to the late Mercede Johnson where she was first raised by the late Carrie Sanders and Martha Butler who took exceptional care of her.  Ykeema then moved to Connecticut in 1997 at the tender age of 9.  While in Connecticut she resided with her Johnson family where she was raised, cared for, loved and nurtured.  Ykeema loved to sing, dance, and she was great at it, she also loved when you sang to her.  Ykeema also had a passion for fashion and dreamed of being a fashion designer and her favorite color was purple.  She had a sassy attitude and loved to flirt and tell you all about yourself.  Ykeema graduated from South Windsor High School in 2008. Ykeema had a very infectious smile and those who met her, couldn’t help but to smile. Ykeema's favorite TV shows were Martin, The Parker’s, and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.  Ykeema was a strong, beautiful young woman.

Ykeema leaves behind a sister, Taleda Brown (wife D’Atra) two nephews, Xavier Phillips, Jr and Trevon Marion, niece, Taliyah Marion all of Cleveland, MS, and another niece, Jasmine Stewart of Jonestown, MS and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Vernell Johnson, sister Vernell Johnson (TOLU)

Special acknowledgement to Mrs. Monica Lindsay who travelled from Mississippi to Connecticut and was like a sister to her. Special blessings to Ms. Martha Johnson and Mrs. Barbara Johnson-Taylor who assisted in raising and loving Ykeema until her passing. Thank you also to BARC (Bristol Adult Resource Center)for your wonderful care of Ykeema. 



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Jay Casiano
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
They are not any real words I can use to express my sadness over your death YJ. You truly were an amazing lady. You handle the life you were dealt with such love and laughter. I will always have your laughter in my mind and heart. Thank you YJ for being who you were and may you Rest In Peace in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. You were a blessing to us all.

   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
Ykeema was beautiful. Her smile could fix any problem. She blessed anyone and everyone with her vibrant presence. Working beside her I couldn't help but let my heart become attached to her. Each day without her has become a sense of loss but guidance knowing she is watching over us all. Bless this family during this time.

Shirley McKinsey
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
I send my prayers and condolences to the family and friends. I never met Ykeema, from funny and beautiful things that Monica Lindsay told about Ykeema, put a smile on face and laughter in my heart. I wished I had gotten the chance to her. She seemed to have a beautiful soul and spirit. Spread your wings and tip your halo sweetie. Rest In Heaven with Peace.

Anna Hollister
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
So very sorry for your loss!
Sincerest condolences

   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
Ykeema’s smile brought happiness to our staff. Ykeema’s smile was one that would light up a room full of people. There are no words to describe the greatness she brought into our lives and how much we’ve grown close to her and attached at the heart when you’re always with her. Ykeema had a personality like no other and every time someone says her name it just brings me back to her beautiful smiling self. Ykeema you will truly be missed. I send my prayers and condolences to family and friends during this time.

   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
YJ, it hurts me to know I never got to say my final goodbyes but you will truly be missed! You brought so much joy into the home you stayed in and the energy of the house will never be the same. When you hear your smiling and laughter across the house it would only put a smile on everyone’s face... You are beautiful, strong, and loved! I will always hold a piece of you in my heart. You finally have your wings babygirl! I send love and prayers to the family at this time.

   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
Yakeema you will truly be missed. Your smile brightened up the day no matter how tough things got. I remember the day you moved into house. I will always remember the laughter we shared. You have a very special place in Heaven. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Destiny Billingsley
   Posted Fri May 15, 2020
Blessings and love to all family, friends of Ykeema. Words cannot express enough of the love she has brought into our lives. Her presence were more so felt within her energy, her smile. She has definitely made my days better coming to BARC Day Program and in fact have provided me with a purpose. Whether it was laughter, peace, healing or tears of happiness.I believe people come into our lives for a reason, and Ykeema has contributed many reasons more than words can express. I am thankful. Condolences to all.

LaDaune Snell
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
My Keema was beautiful inside and out. Taking care of you was such a blessing. You felt like family. You use to always brighten up my mornings with your contagious smile and laugh. We had our good times especially listening to your favorite songs at the breakfast table while you watch me and Missy dance. Your laughter use to make my mornings. And you knew you were in good care as me and Missy use to shine your skin up and
made sure you went to day program dressed to the T. My condolences and heart go out to Monica and family. I pray the Lord gives the family the comfort they need during these hard times. Keema you are know longer suffering and we have gained another precious Angel to watch over us. You will be missed Keema.

Mary Lee
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
Dearest Family, Friends and all who knew and loved Ykeema , I personally send my condolences and prayers to you all. From the first night I met her and she entered all our lives at BARC and her new home she was a true angel,Her infectious smile and laugh made you fall in love with her.The way she would tell you stories about any thing or everything,she put a special spin on it that would leave you laughing or just smiling.I have a funny story that happened I would like to share with you.She was sitting in her chair and watching Tyler Perry's "Big Mama"(she had been with us about 3 weeks) She was laughing at one of scenes and I had gone to get her a drink,when i returned I asked her what MaMa had said and I thought Ykeema said " toilet paper"(I'm a little deaf) That was the first time we heard her laugh so loud and for so long she had the whole house in an uproar with laughter.Any time someone said the word "TP" it would start all over again,it lasted for days after.Just thinking about it now it brings tears of joy to me. Thaats how she affected every one,with love ,joy and laughter.She will be greatly missed and I shall never foget her ! She was our Angel and now she is Heavens Angel and has grown her wings Love to all, Mary Lee

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