Devonté “Taye” Johnson

Devonté Johnson, 9, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, August 11th, 2019. Devonté was born on June 12th, 2010, in Dearborn, Michigan to Fred and Kym Johnson. 

Taye attended Crestview Elementary School and was getting ready to start 4th grade. He was the class clown and was well loved by all his classmates and teachers. Taye loved all sports but had a huge passion for baseball. He was full of energy, loved to dance and had a smile that could light up the room. He had the ability to make a strong impact on every person he met. Taye had a fearless attitude and no challenge was too big for him to accomplish. In his free time, he loved to pull all night benders with his brothers on his Xbox. One of Taye’s favorite hobbies was to hoverboard with his dad around town. Taye lived by his favorite quote, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” He will be dearly missed by all those who came in contact with him.

Devonté was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Richard and Lois Nichols; grandfather, Mike Selvy; and uncles, Wayne Helton and Deon Booker aka Uncle D. He is survived by his parents, Fred and Kym Johnson; brothers, Kody and Austin Helton; sister, Brionna Johnson; grandparents, Sherri Selvy, Mason (Carolynn) Helton, Jean Marie Booker; uncles, Kevin (Monica) Helton, Maurice Booker, Michael Booker; aunts, Krysti (Jason) Helton, Teresa Worthy, Angela Booker, Nicolette Booker; along with numerous other friends and family. 

Visitation and Funeral Service

A visitation will be held at Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203 on Saturday, August 17th from 4 to 6 PM. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 6 PM.

Memorial Contributions

The family asks any memorial donations in memory of Devonté may be made to:

Funeral Expenses for Devonté Johnson
Community America Credit Union
9777 Ridge Drive
Lenexa, KS 66219

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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Tuesday, Aug. 13th 2019 | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “Devonté “Taye” Johnson”

  1. Mary Schowengerdt Says:

    Kym, Taye sounds like such a precious boy. Loved reading about him. Know that we are all thinking of you constantly and lifting you up in prayer. You are very dear to all of us, Kym. We are always here for you, dear friend. Love, Mary Schowengerdt

  2. Maria Wohlers Says:

    Kym & Pnut I am so sorry for what you have to endure. My heart is breaking for you and what you feel. Love you dearly my prayers are with you

  3. David Zink Says:

    Kym so sorry for the passing of Taye we are heartbroken. Remember Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

  4. Ayatta Newton Says:

    The Newton and Brown family would like to send our deepest condolences to your family at this time of need.May God be with you and we hope that you never forget all the things that make him such a special child and you always keep them near and close to your heart this young man shared class with our child at Crestview Elementary

  5. Bryan martinez Says:

    He was a great friend of my.he will always play with me and ask me to play.but i will miss him alot.he is only 9 years old but life is life. My friend i will miss you sincerly bryan will miss you

  6. Ronda Says:

    Your family has been in my thoughts since I read of your loss. I hope you can find some peace and comfort as you grieve. He will always be a piece of you and his memory won’t be lost.

  7. Michelle Drake and Family Says:

    Your family has been on my heart daily. Your precious son was such an amazing boy, with a smile that filled everyone’s heart with joy. Words can’t express such sorrow and sadness. May god wrap his loving arms around you and your family during this time of tragedy. I am praying in abundance for comfort and peace today, tomorrow, forever & eternity as I know this grief may last a lifetime. I love you Kym. I am here for you in anyway needed. Sending my sincere sympathy and condolences during this time of sadness.

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