Ronnell Johnson Obituary, Death – Ronnell Thomas Johnson, 54, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away at Sarasota Memorial Hospital on Monday, April 3, 2023, from his injuries sustained in a horrific accident. At the time of his death, he was held by his wife of 29 years and surrounded by family and friends. Paul and Barbara Johnson
welcomed their son Ronnell into the world on June 21, 1968, in Pearisburg, Virginia. At Giles High School, where he also played football and ran track, Ronnell earned his graduation. He joined the military after high school and served his nation. After serving in the military, he and his new bride settled down in the Sunshine State. Ronnell was a hard worker who devoted himself fully to his profession. His professional driving career lasted for many
years. A smile from Ronnell would surely brighten the atmosphere. Although he felt compassion for everyone, his family was always his top priority. He was a devoted family man. He felt conflicted about golf, yet the bonds of friendship he built there were unbreakable. He felt conflicted about golf. Additionally, he was under the firm belief
that he was a professional wrestler and would regularly put his younger brother Stephen and cousins Allan and Shawn through their paces as practice. He was known as the “Rib King” because of his passion for cooking and barbecuing. His singing and dancing were contagious, and his unique sense of humor made everyone around him laugh. He was also a music buff. Ronnell Johnson’s dad, Paul, was killed in an accident before he was born. His
mother, Barbara, his wife, Christina, their three daughters, Gatane Gallagher Muslimani (husband Raed), Dominique, and Chauntel, his three grandchildren, Nolan, Alden, and Leona, his brother, Stephen (wife Desiree), and a large extended family of cousins, aunts, uncles, and nieces and nephews all survive him. On Saturday, April
15, 2023, services and viewing will be conducted at First Baptist Church in Pearisburg. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Pearisburg, the church that Ronnell considered his spiritual home. To leave a condolence message in the online guestbook created for that purpose, please visit www.kendallfuneralhome.com. The staff at Kendall Funeral Home considers it a great honor to serve the Johnson family at this difficult time.