Ladavid T. Johnson was born in Miami, Florida to Samara Johnson and Terrance McGriff on January 2, 1992. At the tender age of 5 his care was entrusted to Richard and Cowanda Johnson after his mother passed in September of 1999.
During his early years, Ladavid was involved in many activities and enjoyed playing optimist football at Risco Park. He attended Dade County Public Schools and graduated from Miami Carol City Senior High in 2010 and continued his education at AIT for mechanical engineering. It was during his early school years that he met his best friend, Myeshia Manual, who would later become his wife. They would go on to be wed on August 22, 2014 and together have three children, Ah'Leesya, Ladavid Jr and La'Shee (unborn).
Ladavid was employed at Wal-Mart in the produce department. He would remove the front wheel of his bike and ride to and from work earning him the title of "Wheelie King". He remained at Wal-Mart until he made the decision to further his career with the United States Military. He enlisted into the United States Army January 28, 2014 where his leadership abilities continued to shine as he excelled in his career.
Sgt Ladavid Johnson awards include: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, Basic, Air Assault Badge, Combat and Specific Skills Badge Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge, Driver and Mechanics Badge. Sgt Johnson left for his second deployment to Africa on August 28th, 2017. It would be here that God opened the windows of heaven and sent forth his angels to call his child home. His charismatic personality will always be remembered.
He left to cherish his life and legacy; wife: Myeshia Johnson; children: Ah'leeysa Jones, Ladavid Johnson Jr., and La'Shee Johnson; parents: Samara Johnson (Proceeded him in death), Richard and Cowanda Johnson, Terrence (Teoka) McGriff; grandparents: Barbara Jones, Joann Johnson, Richard Johnson Sr.; Sisters: Torneisha, Angela and Titana Ghent, Quanika, Richshama, Richshawnda and Samara Johnson; Terkema and Terkiya McGriff, brothers: Tajmaus, Christopher, and Richard Johnson, Keon Richardson, Shavarius Brown, Terrence, Terkeil and Teshard McGriff and a host of aunties, uncles, nieces/nephews, cousins, friends and associates.
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