The sun rose on the life of Sheldon Lewis Johnson affectionally called “Shello” on December 28, 1962, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina when he was born to Matthew Johnson and Margaret Brooks-Johnson. The first born out of two children, Sheldon had one sister, Frederica. As a child, Sheldon was musically gifted and would always repeat “I’m the greatest, Cassius Clay” along with his dad.
Educated in the public school’s system, Sheldon attended East High School in Denver, Colorado.
Sheldon was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church for one year and served as a musician in the church. By profession, he was self-employed as a keyboard player for over 50 years.
In his free time, Sheldon enjoyed relaxing and watching movies. His best friend’s “S”, John Brent, and Greg Franklin will remember him for playing with all the local bands as well as his own band the SJB (Sheldon Johnson Band).
His favorite color was red, and he loved all types of music but mostly Funk. Sheldon had a heart of gold and as big as the universe. He played in Japan, Korea, Guam, Alaska, Okinawa, Philippines, and Johnston Island. Sheldon has played for numerous events and gigs, from churches to the clubs to private parties and even receptions. His lasting impact that he left on his family and friends were his Bobby Womack songs as well as his rendition of the Montell Jordan 90’s hit “This Is How We Do It”.
Sheldon would often say to others; “Why you iggin me?”, “No fools, no fun”, “Stoopid McNoopid” and “Gotta gotta get up, to get down”.
This loving, caring, kindhearted guy with a tremendous soul for music will be deeply missed. To know Sheldon, was to love him.
The sun set on the life of Sheldon Lewis Johnson “Shello” on October 20, 2021, at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado when he passed from this life into eternal rest.
Sheldon is preceded in death by his father.
Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Margaret Johnson of Longs, SC; sister, Frederica Robinson of Conway, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, band members and friends.
Rest In Peace…Shello
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Saturday, October 30, 2021
New Direction Praise and Worship Center
12445 E. Mississippi Ave. Ste. 104
Aurora, Colorado, United States
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