Andre Carlton “Teeter” Johnson, 67 years young, was born in Cleveland, to the late Pauline Craven and Bobby Gene Phillip. He gained his heavenly wings on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, the Rev. Clifford Craven; brothers: Monroe Hickey Johnson, Alonzo (Stanley) Hickey Johnson and Larry Hickey Sr.; and his sister, Paulette Mee.
Andre attended College Hill High School and Cleveland High School. At a young age he became a member of St. James Cumberland Presbyterian Church, later moving his membership to First Presbyterian Church.
He was a member of the United States Armed Forces, serving in the Army. He attended culinary school and later became a chef. He loved sports, cooking, helping those in need, and spreading the spiritual word.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his sisters: Beverly Wells, Phyllis (Tim) Miller, Benita Hickey, Annette Blair and Vickie Owens; brothers: Harvey and Harry Blair, Nathaniel Blair Jr., and Reginald Constant; a very dear aunt, Edna Ruth White; uncle, Clayborne Phillips; his children: his loving and devoted daughter, Yolanda Rice, Quincey Goodine, Andre Johnson Jr., Nikara (CJ) Gardener, Cortland Bonds, Nikia Wright, and Shadolla Peterson; a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews; other family and friends; and two special and devoted friends, Pastor Jennifer Newell and Pastor Art Moore.
There will be a public walk-through on Thursday, from 1 to 5 p.m.
The funeral will be Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. at Patton Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Jennifer Newell will be the eulogist.
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