Ms. Carolyn Jean Levy Johnson of Tampa, Florida, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022. The Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m. at Allen Temple AME Church, 2101 Lowe St., Tampa, FL 33605, with Elder Robert Sturgis, officiating and Pastor Derick Levy, Temple of Faith Pentecostal Church, eulogist. MASKS RECOMMENDED. Interment to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 4615 E. Hanna Ave., Tampa, FL 33610.
Ms. Johnson was born in Tampa on December 14, 1948, to Jonnie and Lucindus Levy. She grew up in the City of Tampa where she thrived and received her education in the Hillsborough County Public Schools system. She earned her high school diploma in June 1963. Upon graduation, she pursued further education as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She went on to start a career with University Park Convalescent Home. Later, she decided to broaden her career and relocated to Lakewood, New Jersey where she received advanced training at Paul Kimball Hospital. Eventually, she moved back to Tampa to raise her daughter Yontina with family being nearby.
Upon return to Tampa, she was reemployed with University Park Convalescent Home. Carolyn had a passion for singing Gospel music and joined the family gospel group known as the Infamous Sweet Angels. The group was developed and managed by her eldest sister, Evangelist Gwendelyn Black. Under her sister’s tutelage, she was able to find her gift in singing songs of praise, and did so for over 60 years. Even after several surgeries and doctors’ visits, she would still find her way to the microphone. Some of her favorite songs include God Is Standing By, Going On To The End, So Many Times, Trouble In My Way, and her favorite song during church service was Can’t Hide Sinner.
Carolyn grew up attending the Friendship Glorious Community Church under the leadership of Bishop W. Riggins with Mother Mary E. Toby as the Assistant Pastor. On January 1, 2019, her nephew, Derick Levy, decided to answer his calling and established the Temple of Faith Pentecostal Church, where she was one of the founding members. There, she continued to sing to the glory of God. She would clap her hands and get her praise on like she was the only person in church, even on days when she could barely make it--she still owed God a praise and did everything to be sure He got it!!!!! She served faithfully until her health began to fail.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Jonnie and Mother Lucindus Council Levy; four sisters, Janie Fipps, Gwendolyn Black, Kathy L. Levy and Sheila Levy; two brothers, Nathaniel Levy, Sr., and Darrell Levy, Sr.; one niece, Aisha Levy; and one nephew, Tyron Levy.
She leaves to cherish precious memories, one loving daughter, Yontina Bolton; seven sisters, MaryLynn Felix, Tarrolyn Levy, Kathy Levy, Sandra Levy, Marion Mosley, Mother Ellen Mickens, and Wanda Johnson; three brothers, Carl Levy (Nancy), Michael Levy, Sr. (Diane Ph.D.) and Tommy Levy; one brother-in-law, Pastor Albert Fipps; twelve nieces, Jaquelyn, Annette (Jack), Lashwan (Paul), Vera, Natalie, Keisher, Vanilla (Quan), Keiara, Lanae, Lucindus, Veronica, and Michaela; seventeen nephews, Lloyd C. Jr. (Wanda), Willie Jr. (Denise), Pastor Derick Levy, Marlow (R.N.), Anthonia (Ph.D.), Johnny, Nathaniel Jr. (Aiesha), Leandrus (Krystal), Eric, Darrell Jr. (Sandy), Carl Jr. (Tasha), Tarrence, Devon, Bernard Jr., Anio Jr. (Tiffany), Marcus Sr. (Kierra), Vernon, Michael Jr.; seventy-four great nieces and nephews; fifteen great great nieces and nephews; God daughters, Shug and NaNa; close friends, Evangelist Henderson, Pastor Loretta Ishmal, Missionary Bea, Deacon Abby Lucy, Terry Ivery, and Elaina; and other sorrowing relatives and friends; the McDaniels Family; Brenda Johnson and Family; the Temple of Faith Church Family; Calvary Road To Glory Church Family; Campaigning for Jesus Church Family; Council Family; Everette Family; special nieces and nephews. Quanshay, Angel, Todd, Dawn, Diana, and Chris.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606. MASKS RECOMMENDED
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