Some people only walk this earth for a short time. Their departure reminds us that angels are watching over us. Last week, Alicia Miriam Johnson, age 68, rejoined her heavenly family and gained her wings after losing her long battle with cancer.
It would be wrong to say that Alicia lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined. When anyone else would have broken, Alicia stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. There was no quit in her. Just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she lost her fight.
Born at Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York to Alida Rosa Martinez and Luis Antonio Montaner in 1951 and raised in Harlem, Alicia had two siblings Luis Antonio Martinez and Nancy Reyes. She served from 1971 to 1973 and then worked for the U.S Army where she ultimately retired.
Alicia was not one for words and showed her love through food and support. Whether it was through her cooking, fussing, uber services or just by lending an ear, she always came from a place of love. She was a Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Friend and Loved one to so many.
She leaves behind, two daughters, Teniecia Davis and Teresa Johnson; son-in-law, Steve Pompey; six grandchildren, Alicia Johnson, Daniel Davis, Imani Beasley, Jordan Salcedo-Davis, Stephanie Pompey and Delilah Rose Davis-Lynch and nieces, Sabrina Rivera-Bratcher, Kelsey Gonzalez and Jaelynn Reyes. All of whom she loved and touched deeply.
Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Southside is serving the family.
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