The passing of Nancy Ann Johnson

For Immediate Release  
 
STATEMENT BY SHAVAR JEFFRIES AND FAMILY
 
Re: The passing of Nancy Ann Johnson
 
December 17, 2013 - Newark, NJ - It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Shavar Jeffries' grandmother, Nancy Ann Johnson, today at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark. She was 82. Ms. Johnson died from stroke related consequences.
 
We thank everyone for your prayers and well wishes.
  

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Media contact: Lupe Todd - 917-202-0116 

 

Since he was ten years old, Ms. Johnson raised Shavar and his younger sister after the tragic killing of her daughter, Shavar's mother. Shavar has often mentioned Ms. Johnson as one of the most influential and inspirational people in his life.

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commented 2013-12-20 11:14:01 -0800
Shavar,

When. I heard my heart wept for you, but I stepped back both your Mom my friend and your Grandmother were women of amazing strength, dwell and focus on that in days to come.

And know I am here for you.

You are an amazing young man, one that I know both your “Angels” will never stop looking down on, stay prayerful and strong as “God’s” got your back.

Love,

Anne
commented 2013-12-17 22:46:51 -0800
Ms. Johnson must have been an amazing woman. I also understand she raised Shavar until he was 8 when he went to California to live with his mom. That ain’t easy. RIP