Matthew Spencer Johnson was born in Dallas, Texas, on July 27, 1981, to Shelton and Sandra Johnson. At age 38, he passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2020.
Matt, as he was affectionately regarded, attended special needs classes at Allen Schools until his 21st year. He had several health problems but was a joyful, happy son. His charming smile cheered others and made him beloved by all who knew him. He especially loved music, riding in the car, and pizza. Treasured memories include Matt spinning in circles while listening to music and non-verbally communicating he was ready for a visitor to leave by escorting him to the front door and placing his hand on the doorknob. For the last few years, he immensely enjoyed living with friends at the McKinney Direct Care Group Home. Because of COVID and the fragile health of Matt and his friends, Matt’s parents had restricted access to him for several months. His unexpected passing is softened by their conviction that he is now feeling safe and loved in a heavenly home.
Matt was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Johnson and Mr. & Mrs. William G. Spencer; and an uncle, Arden Loughmiller.
Matt is survived by his parents of Allen, Texas; brother, Thomas Johnson of Houston, Texas; nieces, Abby and Cait of Houston, Texas; and aunt, Nancy Pool of San Antonio, Texas, and her four children - Michael Pool, Michele Frazer, Amy Wing, and Melanie Hutzer.
Following the graveside service, all are encouraged to join us for a memorial service in Matthew's honor which will be held at 2:00 pm at the Allen East Building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1404 East Main Street in Allen, Texas 75002.
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