3/11/1954 – 10/24/2019
I am sad to say the love of my life, the one I prayed would come into my life, and did by the grace of God, has gone home to be with the Lord God in Heaven. Mark Stephen Johnson passed away peacefully on Oct. 24, 2019, in a place he loved. He is without pain or worry. Please think only of the smile that he had for all of you whom he loved so much.
Mark was born on March 11, 1954, in Van Nuys, California. He was a cabinet builder by trade, and as his logo on his work shirts said, Woodworks Unlimited. His craftsmanship in wood and other arts was truly unlimited. Mark loved cutting and polishing precious stones and rocks and working with his friend Martin to create silver jewelry. He was a successful general contractor and ran his business for over 40 years. He began his career in the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood and in the late 1980s moved to Carpinteria, where he built our wonderful family home.
Mark was happy, kind, courageous and truly genuine, with a giving soul, who cherished doing things for others. He loved his work and his family and loved his church family as well.
Mark was preceded in death by his brother, Danny, his father, Martin, and his mother, Jeannie Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Jo Dean, and son, Matthew, his sister, Lynn (Ron), niece, Glenna (Maurice), and nephew, Todd (Kita). Mark and Jo would have been celebrating their 41st anniversary this December.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First Primitive Baptist Church in Santa Paula on Saturday the Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Please wear your Hawaiian shirts in Mark’s honor.