November 5, 1975 ~ April 10, 2000

Born in: Alaska,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Phillip Charles Johnson, 24, of 135 Arthur Road, Malvern Hills, Asheville, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Duke Hospital, Durham.

Phillip was born at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska, and was a graduate of Asheville High School. He received an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Institute in 1999, and was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.

He is survived by his parents, Charles S. and Carol Blankenship Johnson; a sister, Tanya Johnson of the home, and by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Helen Blankenship of Asheville.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Earl Moseley officiating. Burial will be at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery.

His family will receive friends from 7 - 9 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Duke Medical Center for research in pulmonary hypertension or CREST Syndrome, c/o Duke Hospital, Durham, NC 27710.

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  1. Charlie, Carol, & Tanya,
    My family and I send Our Heartfelt Sympathies during
    this time of Deepest Sorrow. Although it may not seem
    possible to find a bright spot in this, your darkest hour,
    hold fast to hope and cast your eyes towards the night
    skies, for there is a brilliant new star in the heavens
    tonight. Blessings, & Comfort to All of You as the gentle
    spirit of Phillip passes peaceful into the light.

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  2. Charlie, Carol, Tanya and family. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. May God give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. Know that Phillip is in His loving care now.

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  3. My prayers are with you daily. In knowing that children are only on loan to us from God, it still doesn’t make the loss any easier when he takes them back. The faith that you will one day see Phillip again, is the promise that you must cling to. He will be with you, because his spirit never died. Hold to the beautiful memories and cherish the smile that lit up your lives. He is not gone, he only sleeps. God bless you.

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  4. I wish there were words that could convey what we wish for you, but there are no words to convey what you are going through. Please know we care, we are close, you can call on us anytime and we will do anything you need. Phillip had a good family and a happy life. God gave him a good life here and now he has an even finer life. Our love and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if we can do anything at all! Love, The Tutens

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  5. Charlie & Carol,
    Linda and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Your Pleiku Pals

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  6. Dear Charlie and family,
    I am new to the Pals circle, but I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy
    to you and your family. I know the heartache you feel and no words from me
    or anyone can lessen your pain. I have lost two children myself a baby girl and
    a son at 23. It seems un-natural somehow that a parent should live longer than
    a child, but I realized after time that it is not for us to question the wisdom of God
    but to accept his will. Rely on your faith now and know that you are not alone.
    My prayer as well as those of your many friends are with you are with you.

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  7. To Charlie & Family,
    Philip died on my birthday. So that means he came in and went during my lifetime. So sad to lose a loved one so soon. My prayers are with you.

    A Pleiku Pal & friend,
    Wally

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  8. There isn’t much one can say at a time such as this to help take the sorrow away.
    We wish we could do that for you. The price we pay for love is the hurt we are left
    with when they leave us. You know by the hurt how very strong that love was…and
    is. Just remember one thing. You have not ‘lost’ him. No, he isn’t here for you to
    touch but…he will always be with you for as long as you live. Shut your eyes and
    you can see him. Listen closely, and you can hear his voice. Talk to him and if
    you concentrate hard enough, you will know what he is saying; for he has answered
    you so many times before.

    The memories you have will also never perish. Hold tight to those and someday,
    you will think upon those with a smile. They are a treasure for you…just you.
    It took a lifetime with him to created those memories. Those memories will
    last you the rest of you life also. Hold tight to them.
    Sincerely and with our deepest sympathy,
    Mike & Terri
    (Pleiku Pals)

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  9. Words can’t express what your friends and family want to say to you, but lean on them anyway. God can give you true peace and comfort during this tragic time of your life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    (Pleiku Pals)

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  10. There are so many wonderful memories of Phillip…when Dave & Phillip were 5 years old and you have just moved back here from California…(That is the picture I put in the package.) They were playing in the field, so happy to have cousins their age around. I remember Christmas’s at Grammy’s-Expecially a Christmas when Dave, Phillipand Jason were standing outside talking about thier first cars-(I can’t remember whose car!) I have thought of so many times this week…Phillip bringing his report card from AB TEch to Hlen on her birthday last year…they were both so proud. I thought of how their friends whooped and hollered as their names were called at High school graduation. So many times our kids have been together since Phillip’s grandparents were across the street. Now, Phillip is with Grandma, Grandpa and John. I could see them greeting him at Heaven’s gate. Phillip was quiet natured, but he always talked to me and that is s special. He will be with us always. Love, brenda

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  11. WE KNOW THIS IS LATE, BUT WE WENT TO SCHOOL WITH TANYA AND PHILLIP AND YOU COULDNT MEET TWO NICER PEOPLE. PHILLIP ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND WAS NEVER SAD. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. YOU KNOW THIS IS LATE BUT WE KNOW YOU HAVE STILL MISSED YOUR SON AND BROTHER. GOD BLESS
    I’M BETTER KNOWN AS ANGIE SILVERS

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