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In Memory

Alan L. Johnson

JOHNSON Rev. Allen L. Johnson, Sr., age 66, of Stratford entered into eternal rest Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in East Lyme, Rev. Johnson was a resident of Stratford for the past 33 years. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict and was honorably discharged. While in the service he received his Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement. Rev. Johnson was a disciple of the First Baptist Church of Stratford and served as an Associate Minister. He was also the founder of the Garden of Prayer Community Church some years earlier. His father Harold Bolling and a brother Harold Powers predeceased him. Survivors include his wife Adeline "Penny" Johnson; a son Allen (Anita) Johnson; a daughter Dawn (Terrence) Nelson all of Stratford; his mother, Esther Bolling of Bridgeport; three brothers, Lloyd (Gladys) Johnson of Stratford, Ralph and Harold Bolling both of Bridgeport; three sisters, Linda Joyner, Catherine Gary and Lucinda (Alfonso) Willis all of Bridgeport; six grandchildren; two godsons, a goddaughter, a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.