Born October 17, 1980, Aaron Lee Johnson, Sr. entered this world and cried for 35 minutes until he was joined by his twin brother, Alan (who preceded him in death). His loving parents Alice and Silvester (who also preceded him in death) were excited for his arrival. His sister, Patrina, was eager to welcome her new brothers and they shared years of intentionally pestering each other, from her putting her brothers in dresser drawers and closets as babies to them returning the favor by locking her in the trunk of her own car. Joning on and joking with each other was an expression of love.
Aaron professed his faith in Christ at the age of 10 and was baptized at New White Stone Missionary Baptist Church. There, he served as a Junior Deacon, choir member, and a member of the Praise Team.
Educated in St. Louis Public Schools, Aaron graduated from Gateway Institute of Technology (now Gateway STEM High School) and Upward Bound College Preparatory Academy, located at Saint Louis University, in 1999. He also attended University of Missouri-Rolla, now Missouri University of Science and Technology, and graduated from L’Ecole Culinaire in 2008. Chef Aaron created a catering company with his friend, Robert Jackson, called J’son Catering. They utilized their talents for various events and Aaron even baked his own wedding cake!
Aaron married the love his of life, Shafegah “Fee-Fee” Williams, on July 11, 2009. Their biggest feud was when Aaron’s team, the Patriots, annually played Fee’s favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs. Otherwise, their devotion to and love for each other was evident to all who knew them. To this union, two children were born: the dynamic football player and scholar athlete, Aaron Lee, Jr. and the phenomenal superstar and multitalented actress, model, and artist Aariana Isabella. Aaron was extremely proud of both his children. No matter the circumstance, he was there, supporting his family.
Aaron LOVED sports. Although he enjoyed following Duke Basketball, he loved football, specifically the University of Miami Hurricanes, New England Patriots, and especially Christian Brothers College High School Cadets where his son is star running back.
Aaron was employed at Breeze Park, a job he loved, until his health failed.
After a brief battle with colon cancer, he won the fight on September 2, 2023 and took his last breath in his wife’s arms at home surrounded by family at 6:51am. He leaves to live out his legacy his loving wife, Shafegah “Fee-Fee” Johnson, his children, Aaron Jr. and Aariana, loving mother Alice Johnson, “Big Sister Almighty” Patrina (Keith), sisters-in-love De-Andrea and Tywanda, mother-in-love Lawanda Williams, brothers-in-love Kenny, Dennis, Tyrone, Earnest, Godmother Barbara Scales, Godchildren Masiah Webb, Chasity Brew, and Bryson Cheatham, and a host of other family members and dear, close friends.