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Rodrigo 'Rigo,' 'Roy' Johnson
Rodrigo ‘Rigo,’ ‘Roy’ Johnson

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Rodrigo ‘Rigo,’ ‘Roy’ Johnson, 51, entered into peaceful rest Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside, Jacksonville, Fla.

Rigo was a 1983 graduate of Bayside High School in Virginia Beach. He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years and was employed at Cox Communications. He received an Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering from ITT Technical Institute in 2001.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester Johnson and Julia Pettaway Morris; sister, Loretta Johnson; brother, Valentino Johnson; and niece, Lorraine Johnson.

He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted and loving wife, Phyllis Johnson; two siblings, Linda Graham (Luther) of Newport News, Va., and Velente Johnson (Desiree) of Petersburg, Va.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Beach Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4456 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach. A celebration of life service will be held at noon Saturday, March 4, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 975 Baker Road, Virginia Beach.

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