Brian W. Johnson

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Brian was like a brother to me for the 7 years I worked with him and the years after. I have finally gotten to the point where talking about him brings tears of happy reminders. If I could say everything he has ever done for me, I would be here all day. I always knew he was important he was to me, and am finally seeing exactly to what magnitude. I can honestly say that Brian helped shape me into

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Posted by: Melissa Tokraks - Friend   Nov 13, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. The family and friends of Brian are in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Dawn Blanc - Florissant, MO - Fellow Hazelwood East student   Nov 11, 2012

OUR THOUGHTS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY. WE WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THE REASON WHY--WE JUST MUST BELIEVE HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE. HE Will BE REMEMBERED BY US ALL----Dolly and Porky


Posted by: Dolly Eberline - Saint Louis, MO - Friend   Nov 11, 2012

Brian was the bass player in my band for over a year......and, as a band, we (Jeff White, myself, and Brian) shared an apartment in Lancaster, PA. Brian had the most wonderful childlike spirit.....so sensitive and creative. He always lifted the moment....particularly many dark, spikey moments and moods of the other 2 artists he lived with.

I'd really like to draw attention to the fact that Brian played bass for more than local acts (as stated in his eulogy paragraph

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Posted by: Kristeen Young - New York, NY - friend, musical colleague   Nov 11, 2012

Last night in Charleston South Carolina at the Windjammer, my husband's band,Steel Petals, played their song "Own Your Heart" and dedicated it to Brian. They played it without the bass.


Posted by: Rebecca Narkiewicz - Charleston, SC - Old friend    Nov 10, 2012

Like any other kind of love,
friendship can be lost within our lives
due to neglect or anger or, sometimes,
simply circumstances.
However it is lost,
we often lose a part of ourselves
that can never quite be recovered.


Posted by: Julie - FL - friend from the past   Nov 10, 2012

May the peace of God be with your family. May you forever hold on to our Heavenly Father's promise that we will meet again some day. Our Sincere Deepest Sympathy, The Whitfield Family


Posted by: Cheryl Whitfield - Saint Louis, MO - Friend    Nov 10, 2012

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort at this time. My deepest condolence to you and the family!!! You will be in my thoughts and prayers...... “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of

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Posted by: Amanda Lynn Weber - Virginia Beach, VA - Friend   Nov 10, 2012

My family & I are aware of the tragic loss of Brian through a friend of ours who asked us to join him in prayer for your family. Our earnest thoughts & prayers are with you as you go through this unfortunate loss. We pray for peace to encompass each of your hearts & that justice for this senseless crime be made possible in an expeditious manner. God's blessings with continued prayers. ~Stinson Family


Posted by: Stinson Family    Nov 09, 2012

When Tricia came up to my car as I pulled in the drive on Tuesday and told me the unspeakable news about Brian, for a moment my mind couldn't even comprehend such a horror. But all I had to do was look at her face and I knew it was all too true. Such dear people, such treasured neighbors for all these years...how our hearts break that you have this kind of pain to endure. We are lifting all of

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Posted by: The Stopp Family - Overland, MO - neighbors   Nov 09, 2012