Ralph T. Johnson

Ralph T. Johnson

Ralph Johnson

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Ralph Johnson
Ralph Johnson was a man of deep and abiding faith, who took a great deal of pride in the family that he loved so dearly. Beyond his immediate and extended family, he had a profound love of people. He was ever aware of those around him, even those who might be “invisible” to others. Where others might ask, “How are you?” in passing, never expecting or wanting an answer, Ralph stopped to listen, really listen, to what each person had to say. He genuinely cared about their stories, their concerns, their thoughts. He was always looking for a new friend, and he found value in everyone, whatever his or her walk of life. Ralph was a keen observer of people. He could read your expression or the look in your eyes, and intuitively perceive how you were; whether you needed a story to make you laugh, or a shoulder to cry on, he was there to meet your need. He looked for the best in every person he met. Ralph was a life-long learner with a wide variety of interests and an insatiable curiosity. He earned a degree in Business from Dallas Baptist University, but beyond that had accumulated many hours of additional coursework, as he loved being in school and learning new things. He was very artistic and filled sketchbooks with his drawings. His favorite subjects, not surprisingly, were his children. He also loved music, and Ralph and Cheré shared that passion with one another and with their family. Singing, playing guitar, attending outdoor concerts, and listening to his favorite bands – all brought great joy to his life. Ralph was an avid sports fan and enthusiastically cheered the Texas Longhorns, Rangers baseball, and Stars hockey teams. He loved attending his son's sporting events in years past, and was a current fan of his grandson's athletic endeavors. Ralph carved his career out of the communications industry, having worked for AT&T for the past 15 years, and prior to that, in the food service industry, working for William B. Reily and Quaker Foods. He could sell anything! His co-workers have spoken of his kind and encouraging words, big smile, and wonderful attitude. Ralph is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cheré Graham Johnson, his children, Amanda Christiano and husband, Gene, his son, Ryan, and his daughter, Emily; his grandchildren, Graham and Quinn Christiano; his mother, Polly Johnson Brown; his brother, Victor and wife, Barbara; his sister, Debbie Mints and husband, Mike; numerous nieces and nephews, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Talmadge Johnson. Memorial gifts may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 12655 North Central Expressway, Suite 230, Dallas Texas 75243, 972.480.0011. Ralph benefited from a Myasthenia Gravis clinic at UT Southwestern that is underwritten by MDA, and was extremely appreciative of the care he received there.

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  1. To the family of Ralph. A very kind and generous person. Always cordial to his co workers and always willing to help someone else. We love and will miss Ralph immensely. We will keep all of you in our prayers that God will give you peace and comfort during this time. God Bless — Zolita Singletary

  2. Ralph was a wonderful person and I am truly blessed that he was a brought into my life this past year. Ralph shared many wonderful stories with me and his stories were an inspiration to me. I will miss Ralph being a part of my team!

  3. Working next door to Ralph, we’ve talked many times in the hallway. Those conversations provided some insight into his life, and revealed a funny, kind and gentle man. I don’t know his family, but I’ll bet he was a loving father and husband. His absence here at work leaves a noticeable vacancy; his character and personality we will miss every day. Life is fragile… make the most of it. Honor Ralph by loving more.

  4. God has taken one of his angels home. He’s in a better place looking down on those he loved. RIP Ralph…such a great guy…you will be missed…

  5. Ralph was a kind man. He will be missed. May God give his family strength and courage at their time of bereavement.

  6. Ralph was such a gentleman. He would open doors for the ladies and give up a seat so they could sit. He was kind and had a since of humor. One day he was telling me a story and he was laughing so hard before he could even get to the finish line. My prayers are with the family hoping warm memories will bring peace to your hearts. Ralph will truly be missed.

  7. Ralph was a great person. He had a kind demeanor and always showed kindness to all. I will remember the many discussions regarding his appreciation of the scriptures. A couple of our favorite scriptures that he appreciated was the promised found in Revelation 21:3,4 when God will wipe out all the pain from our eyes and pain will be no more nor death be anymore. Also, Phillipians 4: 6,7 whiched helped him find comfort when feeling anxious. May you find comfort from God’s promise found in John 5:28,29 when Jesus will resurrect our loved ones and we will be able to see them again. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.

  8. Ms. Chere and family,
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

    Howard, Donna & Quinn

  9. I was a fellow employee of Ralph we worked together at Alliance. May prayers and heart goes out to your family. May God keep you close.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ralph was one of those rare people in life, one whose qualities others could only hope to have. His heart reflected so much, but mostly for me, it was his sincere love for God and caring for others. No matter what kind of crazy day it was for us here at work, he always had a smile. He made me smile! We shared a common interest of old school gospel music. I’ll remember all our conversations fondly. Thank God and you for sharing him with us!

  11. Chere,
    I was sorry and surprised to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was truly a good person and will be greatly missed. May the Lord’s present comfort your family during this time of sorrow.

  12. What more can be said of a man that lives and loves his life for his family. I am sure it was a remarkable journey for you both. I remember Ralph from junior high and high school. I spent many a day at his house and remember him fondly. I am sorry for your loss.

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