Toruntso L. Johnson

January 6, 1979 ~ May 4, 2022 (age 43) 43 Years Old


With heartfelt sympathy, we announce the earthly transition of Mr. Toruntso L. Johnson of Gadsden, who traded time for eternity on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the age of 43.  We ask that you keep his family and friends in your prayers during this difficult time.


On January 6, 1979, Toruntso Larue Johnson Jr, affectionately known as Larue, was born to the union of Toruntso Larue and Marcia Johnson Sr., in Rome, GA.

            In 1997, he completed his secondary education at Litchfield High School in Gadsden, Alabama.  He continued his education and received his BA and became a licensed electrician, and also received his AS in Business Administration.
           Larue started his Christian journey at the early age of 6, by joining the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Samuel Williamson. He was actively involved with the youth department and sang in the Zachariah Jones Youth Choir.  Larue thoroughly enjoyed participating in bible study and studying the weekly Sunday school lesson. During his youth, he attended the Alabama Missionary Baptist Stare Convention in Selma, Alabama; where he worked with the crusaders. He also attended the Willis Creek District Congress of Christian Education on a local level. 

           In his spare time, Larue enjoyed playing cards, breaking the barnyard in dominos, talking on the phone, listening to music, reading, working on crossword puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.

         On Wednesday, May 4,  2022, at 9:10 a.m. at UAB Hospital, Toruntsos' name was called by our Lord and Savior, and he transitioned from this earthly life and entered into eternal rest. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rudina Johnson, Edward Johnson, Willie Mae Wyatt, Edward Johnson, and Richard Norris; aunt Louise Lett; uncles, Charles Wyatt, Victor Andrew JOhnson, James Thomas Johnson, Edward Johnson, Jr. Gene Johnson, Thomas Lavern Norris, and Wayne Collins; sister, Chanteria Johnson; brothers-in-law, Billy Lett and Kenneth George; nephew, Montavious JaVar Pearson.

He leaves to cherish his memories one son, J'Mauri Kieon Russell; mother, Marcia Kendrick; father, Toruntso Johnson, Sr; three sisters, Veronica Lyvett George, Tomika Lett, and Articia Lyvon (Mario) Harris all of Gadsden, AL; two bonus sisters, Katrina Price and Beatrice Swaine both of Gadsden, AL;  bonus brother, LaShun Meadows; two nieces, Dane' (Rue Baby) and Dionnezjane (FatRat) Harris; nephew, DeVonte' Harris all of Gadsden, AL; five great-nephews, two great-nieces, aunts, Constance (Thomas) Woods of Leesburg, AL, Mae Emma Johnson, Lavern Ellis both of Gadsden, AL, Tammy (Nicco) Covington of Cedartown, GA, Allison (Ronald) Bowers of Centre, AL; uncles, Samuel (Arlena) Wyatt, Charles Johnson, Kendra Norris, Eric (Ne-Ne) Norris all of Gadsden, AL, Curtis Wood of Austin, TX, Johnny Wyatt of Centre, AL, and Alton Wyatt of Atlanta, GA; great-aunt, Eunice Moore, of Gadsden, AL, Doris Hargwood of Warrenville, OH; special lady friend, Marilyn Dixon of Rainbow City, AL, and a host of cousins, family, and friends. special mother figure and spiritual advisor, The late Willow Dean Latham of Gadsden, AL, a friend, father figure, and spiritual advisor Deacon Billy Sandridge of Gadsden, AL.

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May 9, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ Etowah Chapel
401 N. 9th Street
Gadsden, AL 35901

Celebration of Life
May 10, 2022

1:00 PM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, East Gadsden
508 Allen Street
Gadsden, Alabama 35903


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