OBITUARY

Braylon John Johnston

August 2, 2010May 8, 2019
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Braylon John Johnston, AKA Superman

Braylon Johnston, 8, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, surrounded by his family.

Our superhero was brought into our lives on August 2, 2010. Born a Leo, it’s no surprise Braylon was a powerful force to be reckoned with. He was the center of our lives from day one. From trips to Disney World, Gatlinburg, TN, the beach and several Alabama championship football games, Braylon was happiest when on the road and surrounded by his family.

His favorite daily activities included listening to music, watching movies and soaking in his grandparents’ hot tub. Braylon’s favorite thing to do each year was to dress up for Halloween. He became well-known in the community and had the neighborhood lining up to see his outfit. Throughout his life, he won the ‘Best Costume Award’ for Elmo, Carl Fredricksen from Up, Dracula, Big Al (Roll Tide!), Superman, Raphael, Mummy and Olaf.

Because of how happy of a child Braylon was, many are saddened to know he was born with several health conditions - schizencephaly, hydrocephalus and septo-optic dysplasia - that made his everyday life more challenging. Despite the odds against him, he never lost his fight and smile. He is forever our angel baby.

Braylon is survived by his father, Stephen Bradley Johnston, and mother, Kasey Elizabeth Wright. Also surviving are: three aunts, Cortney and Holly Johnston and Tara Kenny; one uncle, Blake Johnston; four grandparents, Cindy (‘DD’) and Steve Johnston and Robin and Dan Wright; three great grandparents, Betty and John Gilbert, Martha Johnston and Polly Smith; one great aunt, Beverly Seckinger; one great uncle, Don Gilbert; one step-sister, Emma Wilson; and Haley Cline and Danny Wilson.

Braylon’s visitation will be held at Woodstock Funeral Home on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The funeral will follow immediately thereafter. In lieu of flowers, his family is asking for teddy bears (must be new) that will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Atlanta. The bears will be gifted to the children during their stay to provide them peace and comfort.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, May 11, 2019

Memories

Braylon John Johnston

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June and Ernie Brown

May 14, 2019

Your beloved little son was not taken away.....
Instead God gave you a little angel who will love and
Watch over you each and every day.

Denise Carter

May 13, 2019

Sweet Braylon has changed the lives of so many of us. Brad, you have taken such loving care of your little Superman and he says ‘thank you Daddy’. Your little guy was an angel on Earth before he became an angel in Heaven. Braylon will be watching over you for the rest of your days until you see him once again.

God is saying ‘Well done, Brad. Well done.’

Janet Slaten Smith

May 10, 2019

Dear Cindy and Bradley the smiles the Love the care the vacations the trips that Braylon took with his DD And his Sweet wonderful father Bradley. All show how much he was loved and cared for all these 8 Wonderful years by the Father and Grandmother DD. The everyday Excerising of his body by his Grandmother DD. Just seeing Braylon smiling everyday and the Lullaby's sang by his Great grandmother Betty Gilbert. The hair cuts his Bev. Gave him and his Uncle Dons laughter was all he needed. He knew he was loved everyday by his Father, Grandmother DD and his Great Grandparents John and Betty Gilbert. And Hollie, Courtney, Blake, Don, River, Haven, Bev. And Ken. All of you were His Angels. His Memory will bring y'all laughter. Tears. And joy. Just remember he IS SUPERMAN.

Beverly Seckinger

May 9, 2019

From the moment we met him, he was always in the middle and had everyone's attention . His smile was contagious and one that will never be forgotten. Auntie B love's you all the way to heaven.

John Gilbert

May 9, 2019

Braylon, was truly a “Gift from God”, as long as you have Memories Braylon, will be with you.

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