Kali Johnson, age 48, of Surprise, Arizona passed away on July 26th, 2020 in Surprise, Arizona. She was born on January 17th, 1972 to Brenda Marie Johnson in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kali graduated from Thomas Carl Howe High School in Indianapolis and went on to Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in Chemistry.
Kali was a kind and genuine person who loved all of those around her. She had a servant’s heart and tirelessly serving the community by working with The Arizona Department of Child Safety as a Child Fatality Investigator and Homeless Case Manager with the Department of Children’s Services in Flint, MI.
Kali was a devout follower of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at an early age and found her strength through him. No matter how big or small a struggle was she knew she was never going through it alone as our Lord walked her path with her. Her devotion can best be seen through her own words “No matter what you go through in life, no matter how many disappointments you suffer, your value in God’s eyes always remain the same. Don’t just accept whatever comes your way in life. You were born for greatness: Don’t give in to pressure. Don’t quit! Don’t allow negative circumstances to cause you to give up on your dream. People who are determined to stick with it, will eventually live it. You can never live your dream if you quit or if you give up on it. When you are tempted to get discouraged, remind yourself that according to God’s word, your future is getting brighter. You are on your way to a new level of glory.” She shared her love for the lord with others and became an Ordained Minister in October 2009 through the Family Worship Church Center International with Pastor Timothy Stokes during her time in Flint, MI.
Kali’s loving and lively spirit will be greatly missed. Kali is survived by her Sister Melissa Johnson, Niece Naimah Johnson, and Nephew Elijah Clark. A memorial service will be held for her on September 18th, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Thompsons Funeral Chapel and a Celebration of Life will be held at New Crown Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN on October 2nd, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Masks will be required at both services.
Jesus Rodriguez III
Jesus Rodriguez III always called Mijo, was born and raised in Avondale, AZ, has passed away Sept 5, 2020.
Mijo had a huge heart that led him to move mountains for his family and friends. His love of music and the poetry of the words was passed on to his family and friends whom he always had a new song for them to listen and understand. His insightfulness was one of a kind that allowed his creativity to always flow in everything he did.
He loved to BBQ and created his own rubs and sauces that he would make for anyone who asked especially during football season when his Cowboys were on TV. He loved getting his family together especially his nieces and nephews just to play with them all. Always organizing some event for everyone whether that was birthdays, holidays, or just a Sunday in the park. Mijo always wanted his family together laughing and having a great time. He embodied the word family with everything he did in his life and everything he achieved in his life was for the benefit and prosperity of his family.
Words cannot perfectly describe who he was nor can they convey the loss to the family and his friends. There will never be a time he is not missed, but the wonderful memories of having him in our lives for this short time will always warm our hearts and send a laugh or two. We love you Mijo and take comfort in you being with Mine and Lalo. Thank you for all that you have done for us all.
Charlene S. Henke of Goodyear, Arizona passed on the 6th of September, 2020. She was born on June 16th, 1950, to Clarence Schaper and Marie Douma in Bayshore, New York. She is survived by her loving family and many friends who cared for her deeply.
Donald Eugene Linville of Litchfield Park, Arizona, passed away on September 6th, 2020, at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear, Arizona. He was born on December 30th, 1952, and is survived by his wife, Helen Cahill, as well as his two sons.