John Kendrick Littlejohn, II, 59, of 503-B Carolyn Court in Eden, passed away Wednesday evening, March 6, 2019, at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, March 9, at First Baptist Church in Eden, where he was a member. A reception will be held immediately following the service at Santana's Restaurant, 436 E. Stadium Drive in Eden.
John was born December 27, 1959 in Spartanburg, SC. He was a 1979 graduate of the Lucy Herring School of Special Education and was a retired clerk with a party supply store. John has been a participant in Special Olympics with his specialties being in the standing broad jump and shot put.
He is survived by his parents, J. Kendrick Littlejohn and Gayle Brown Littlejohn of the home; sister, Elizabeth L. Robinson and husband, Steve Morgan of Eden; niece, Caroline Blankenship; nephew, Zack Blankenship; and great-nephew, Harrison Blankenship, all of Asheville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ARC of Buncombe County, 50 South French Broad Avenue, United Way Building, Asheville, NC 28801.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com
We are sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. He was such a precious young man. He was always smiling. We are praying for comfort and peace for his family. Darlene and Donnie Sayles
Darlene Slagle Sayles
Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Johnny was so precious🙏🏻♥️
Some of my most wonderful memories of working at Frankie Bones, was meeting Johnny and the Littlejohn family! I do looked forward to those Friday night hugs and catch ups from Johnny, Gail and Ken. He truly was the sweetest! We still talk about him at Christmastime each year when we decorate our tree and hang up the special ornaments he gave me back then. I will always hold a special place in my heart for him! All our love, Danielle, Josh, Adalyn, Jacob and Wyatt
I was sad to hear about Johnny. He was always so cheerful whenever I saw him working or at restaurants with the family. My cousin, Grace Piver Holden, who also died recently, was very fond of Johnny - I believe she initially introduced me to him when she was involved with the ARC. Johnny had a wonderful life despite some
challenges, and that is a great tribute to his parents and, of course, to God.
Littlejohn's we are so sorry to here of the loss of this wonderful man. Our Prayers are with you . May God give you Peace ,comfort and strength during your time of grief.
Your family is our thoughts and prayers, may God's peace surround you at this time.
Mike and Marcia Hipps
Mike and Marcia Hipps
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Truly it was an honor to have met such a sweet and special soul. Your family is always a blessing and an inspiration to all who know you. Johnnie was an integral part of that. Our love and prayers are with you as you face this difficult time❤️🙏
Trena and Eric Velez
Gayle, Ken & Elizabeth, our hearts go out to you at this news of Johnny’s passing. We witnessed your love and care for him many many times through the years. Johnny was blessed with the best family ever as you were blessed by him. May God’s arms hold you now and in the coming days. We love you.
Ray & Mary Ann McMinn
Just saw in paper of John's passing. I will always remember John for his smile, his enthusiasm, his energy, and his commitment to his work. Treasure all of the memories and they will keep him close in your hearts! John accomplished much in his 59 years.
Fern and Russel McCrimmon
Ken and Gayle, I cannot imagine the loss you are feeling. You always said he was your jewel and how lucky you both were for the gift of his love. You will see him again, smiling and arms wide open . Love you both.
Dear Kendrick, Gayle, and Elizabeth,
I am so sorry for your great loss. John was so blessed to have such an incredible sister and parents, and I know your lives were enriched beyond measure by him. He was a joy to all who were privileged to know him. I am thankful that for my first teaching job I was gifted John as a student and you as supportive classroom parents ; you made my launch into teaching very pleasant. I can’t say Johnny Littlejohn without feeling a smile ; his kindness and his sense of humor brightened the space wherever he went. I am grateful to have known John.
Beth Clontz Sanders
Gayle, Kendrick, Elizabeth, Caroline and family. This is a time of grief and loss. I am also sure it is a time of remembrance of the life and blessings of John’s life and all the love and joy he brought to your lives. In the days, weeks and months to come please know I am hold each of you in my heart and prayers. I always try to share something I have learned through my own grief and that is the amount of loss you feel is directly related to the love you have shared. May God’s Peace companion you now and in the days to come. Much love. Sandi
What a blessing John was, and what a sharp dresser he was. Have always remembered his strong spirit. I thank God that i had a chance to know him. Sorry for your loss.
Dear Littlejohn Family. I am so sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in the words recorded in John 5:28,29. Hope this brought you comfort, for more please visit JW.org.
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