Saturday, May 24, 2008

Joey Johnson

Hope Chapel members, Joe & Karen Johnson, learned tonight that their son, Joey, age 28, passed away in his sleep on the mainland. Although we don't have any further information at this time, I thought maybe as the church heard the news, they would want to reach out to the Johnson family with prayers and words of love and comfort. Please pray for the Johnson ohana during this very difficult time.


Anonymous said...

johnson family
we are here praying
we love you so much

hebrewsch10 said...

Joe and Karen,

I am without words. Please know that Orville and I love you and are praying for you.

I am praying with a mother's heart.

Trisha Garcia

Kim Insley-Morrell said...

Dear Joe and Karen,

I am devasted by the news. We are praying for you.

Love you!
Kim and Dave Morrell

Anonymous said...

To All the Johnson Family,
Our hearts are deeply saddened and ache for you by this news. We are praying that the Lord will hold you tightly in this extremely difficult time. Please know we are here to help in any way we can. We love you all.
Don and Laura Roll

Anonymous said...

Oh, Karen & Joe,

We honor all your emotions, thoughts, perceptions, pain and unspeakable loss during this season in your lives.

May God streghten you both with His bond of love, compassion and peace.

In His love,
John & Teresa Wooldridge

Anonymous said...

Joe and family:We are in shock,but I treasure the memories of Joey when he lived here on Maui.I could always count on him to come every weekend to hose off all our outside concrete areas.I knew then he would grow into a responsible young man.You have always been here for our family so I pray we can now be there for you.Lovingly,Joyce and Jesse

Chris and Jill Walsh said...

Joe and Karen,
There are no words....we are so sorry. You have our hearts and our prayers.
We love you so much,
Chris and Jill Walsh

Anonymous said...

Joe & Karen,

When I heard from Ryan this early morning as I was in my devotions, I was stunned...

You both are sooo loved. We will lift you up to the One who knows all and is all. May you find his comfort and love in every moment...

Isa. 54:10 gives me much comfort I pray it gives you even more...

We love you,
art & deborah manzano

Mike Leonard said...

Dear Joe and Karen,
Tears are all that come. We are so sorry, and are praying and hurting for you. Our love and prayers with outstretched arms reach out for and to you!
Love, Susan and Mike

Anonymous said...

Dear Joe and Karen and family,

We are so very, very sorry for the tragedy that is the loss of your young son. We hurt with you both, but cannot imagine the devastation you are going through. We pray the the LORD of all mercy will find a way to lie you down in green pastures, and lead you beside still waters. If there is anything that we can do for you, we would count it an honor and a privilege.

With love and tears,

Terry and Bonnie Davis

Ray said...

Joe and Karen, my thoughts and prayers are with you,

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you…

~ Isaiah 43:2, NLT

Ray and Dawn Mains

Anonymous said...

Dear Joe & Karen,
We just wanted to say we are deeply sorry for the loss of Joey. As we paddled out in the water by your condo this morning we lifted you and all your family up to the Lord, and will continue keep you in our prayers.
All our love to you,
Pierre & Cari Coetzee

Anonymous said...

Joe and Karen and family
My heart goes out to you. The loss of a child is so devastating but know this that the God of all comfort is holding you close. I pray for you to feel His heartbeat even as you weep for Joey's loss.
Love to all of you

Michael said...

Dear Joe and Karen,
All our love is with you during this time, we prayed all night, and continue to keep you on our hearts and in our prayers. We love you so much,
ciara, michael and mikaela

Anonymous said...

Dearest Johnsons,

Our hearts are broken as we grieve with you for your loss of Joey. My thoughts are flooded with all of the memories that I have with Joey while growing up. He was such a fun, loving, incredibly talented, and all around great guy. He was a wonderful friend to me, and he will be greatly missed. I was awake all night praying for you all. We are here for you in any way that you need. We will continue to lift you up in our prayers.

Much, much love,
Kealani, Chris and Leila

Bradley & Liza said...

I am sitting here on my desk in the office crying as I pulled up one of Joey's previous e-mail...

Lord, I pray for "peace and comfort that passeth all understanding" for Karen and Joe, and Jaime and Joanne, and for the whole Johnson family...

Janis said...

Joe and Karen,
We prayed for you through the night and we will continue to keep you close in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts are aching with yours. We are putting our arms around you in a huge hug, we love you.
Jerry & Janis

Anonymous said...

Joe , Karen, Jamie , Joane and family,
I am so broken hearted about you losing your son and brother. There really is not words to express the feelings that I have... Your Joey was an awesome guy. He had a great sense of humor.. very charming... very gifted.. but the thing that I loved the most about Joey is that when you were talking to him.. he made you feel special..He was very caring ,and he really engaged in the conversation... At 28 years old.... he did accomplish so much in his short little life..he really went for it... I know how proud you were of him.. May God be your strength at this time. Your family is so loving to us. I want so much to be there for you at this time. I love you so much Johnsons!!!!

Anonymous said...

Joe and Karen, this is such devestating news. I just finished your class on Living with Life's Loss's, the two of you have such great big hearts, and you are always there to lift us up. May the Lord continue to love you and comfort you and strengthen you, because you have given so much to so many, please allow us to give back to you in your hour of need.
God bless you and your family.

Pat Law

Bill and Lu Kepler said...

Our family is devastated beyond words. Our love for you remains boundless.
Bill and Lu

Anonymous said...

dear joe karen jaime and joanne
we are so so sorry for the loss of joey. your son. your brother.
may you feel the presence of the God of all comfort tonight. may He give you strength with every breath and peace with every thought.
you are dearly loved. we cannot begin to know what you are going through but we are lifting you up to the Father in Heaven who does know.

oh how we love you.
pete carrie nichols and girls

Janet on Maui :) said...

Dear Johnson ohana, Joe, Karen, Jaime, Joanne, guys & kids,
My heart is broken with the pain you are going through. I am praying for you all each moment.
May we all be able to give back to you during this time as you have always given to us.
Hug Izzy for me.
Janet (Ms. Brown)

Anonymous said...

Dear Joe and Karen,

No words are strong enough to express how heart broken we feel. Our deepest symphony, thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Carl and Joanie

Jamie & Lori Lawrence said...

Karen & Joe,

Let your love of, and trust in Him be your sanctuary. Our many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Jamie & Lori

Anonymous said...

Joe, Karen and Family:

We were saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Joey. He will forever remain in our hearts and prayers.

There are no words to describe your loss... Just know he is in a better place and watching us all from above.

I have so many fond memories of Joey. Playing the guitar, singing songs, surfing, or just hanging out talking. All of those memories (and may others) will be treasured for ever. Joey was an outstanding guy and one that was loved by so many. Anyone who knew him was blessed and touched in one way or another.

He will be missed and my thought and prayers are with you and your family during this time of such great loss.

Brian and Amy Adams

Anonymous said...

Dear Joe, Karen, Jaime, Drew and Family,
I was filled with tears today at church when I found out about Joey. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
Please let me know if you guys need me to take care of the house or MJ. Whatever you need, I will take care of.
Love and Prayers,

Robin said...

Joe and Karen,
Your Ohana in Utah grieves with you and is deeply sadden by your loss . There is no words to describe the shock of the news of Joey's passing . We are praying for you.

The Barbadillo's

danny&Linda Lehmann said...

Joe and Karen,
Danny and I are so shocked and saddened by this news. We are lifting you all up to the hands of our father and asking him to comfort you with more grace than you can imagine..... a giant blanket of comfort and grace.
We love you both,
Danny and Linda Lehmann

Anonymous said...

Dear Joe and Karen,

Our hearts and prayers are with you.We love you. Please Jesus be their strong tower, let them take refuge under your wings.Love,

Nora and Robert Wheeler

Anonymous said...

Dear Joe and Karen,

Our hearts and prayers are with you.We love you.

Nora and Robert Wheeler

Kandi O'Brien said...

Dear Joe, Karen, Jaime and family: Please know how much our hearts ache for your loss of Joey your precious son and brother. We want you to know we love you so very much and are praying for God's spirit to wrap huge wings of comfort and strength around you and your family as you walk through this time together. Today is Memorial Day Joe and we will miss seeing you leading worship on the beach, and I know that you will be reunited with your son one day to Rock the universe with songs of praise and glory and faithfulness. We are here for you, praying for you and your family, we love you so very much, Love, Pat, Kandi & Jazzie O'Brien

Gary and Debbie Mooers said...

Karen and Joe,

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. May God's peace comfort you in this time of mourning.

Gary and Debbie Mooers

Lisa said...

Dear Johnson Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful son Joey. You have all been such a special family, such good role models, and so blessed. I hate that this happened. Life just doesn't make sense. You have all given so much to the body of Christ at Hope Chapel. I pray that you would be comforted during this horrible, wretched time. You know that so many of us are praying for you. We all love you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Johnson Family - the terrible news made it's way to me this morning. I am deeply saddened to hear of Joseph's passing. He was very special to me. We had wonderful times at UMVD. Since having kids and being a stay-at-home mom in the South Bay, I think about him everyday as I pass by his old residence in Hermosa Beach. Eventhough, I hadn't seen him for some time, I missed his energy, sweet spirit, unparalleled kindness and respect for life. He will always be an unforgettable presence in my life and I am so lucky to have had him as a friend. I am praying for you.

Meline (MJ)

Anonymous said...

Dear Joe and Karen:
The last time I saw Joey we had such a nice conversation, I hugged him and told him I loved him. Jay saw him last week and asked God to bless him and give him a safe trip home. God answered that prayer and we know that Joey is home, safe in his Father's arms. God entrusted Joey to you both because He knew you were the perfect parents for him. You can be very proud of your son and the man he became. Please know that our family will keep you all in our prayers and that we will always carry Joey in our hearts.

With love,
Jay and Michelle Moore