MANDEVILLE, La. - Jake Johnson, 16, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 12:04 p.m. Aug. 2, 2003, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington.
Born Nov. 19, 1986, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Timothy Lee Johnson of Mandeville and Nicka O'Connor Gorostiza of East Prairie, lived in Mandeville for the past five years. He was a sophomore at Mandeville High School.
Survivors in addition to his parents include: one brother and sister-in-law, Derric and Andrea Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one sister, Kristin Padgett of Aurora, Colo.; his paternal grandmother, Mary G. Johnson of East Prairie; and maternal grandparents, Dixie and Kenny Counts of East Prairie.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles Johnson; and maternal grandfather, J.D. O'Connor.
Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday with Martin Lucas officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.