JOHNNY AVON MIDDLETON, JR. was born on Sunday evening May 7, 1967 to Johnnie Avon Middleton and Hattie L. Middleton.
Johnny A. Middleton attended Elementary and Middle school in the Plainfield public systems. He graduated in 1985 from Piscataway High School and furthered his education at New York District Council of Carpenters. He later took on the title of entrepreneurship and opened a carpenter business “Homeowner’s Delight” in Plainfield, NJ. Johnny was always active in his city and an advocate for mentoring young men and ladies in Plainfield, NJ. He owned a social club and coached for the Plainfield Division Recreational Youth Basketball from 2009-2013.
Johnny had love for his city, but we all know his greatest love was his family. He was especially fond of his 4 grandparents and a special bond with James F. Middleton "POP" (paternal grandparent). His number one accomplishment and proudest moment was becoming a father to Raenelle Middleton, Johnice Middleton, Jada Middleton, and Justin Middleton. He took fatherhood very seriously and he was always there for his children no matter the circumstances. He later gained the title of “Pop Pop” when his first grandchild Aubrey J. Rivera was born.
Johnny departed this beautiful life on April 6, 2021. Johnny is predeceased by his eldest daughter Raenelle Shanee’ Middleton, Grandparents James F. and Lena Middleton (paternal), Benjamin and Janie W. Reaves (maternal), Nephew Christoper Lee Rogers, Uncles Benjamin Reaves Jr. and LaVern, Aunt Marie A. Middleton.
Johnny leaves to cherish his fond memory and honor his legacy his Mother: Hattie L. Middleton, Father: Johnnie A. Middleton, Daughters: Johnice I. Middleton and Jada L. Middleton, Son: Justin Middleton. Granddaughter: Aubrey J. Rivera Siblings: Tamothy S. Rogers, Angenett J. Williams (David), Jennifer L. Middleton, Johnny A. Middleton III (Ladell), Eternal Love: Reneé S. Harris, Aunts: Betty Crawford, Patricia D. Middleton, Beverly A. Johnson, Uncles: James B. Middleton (Sari), Steven M. Middleton (Donna), Chester Reaves, Joseph Reaves (Barbara), Sylvester Reaves (Pernnia), Cleon Reaves and Dennis Reaves. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
A Public Visitation will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., but due to COVID-19, seating will be limited at the funeral home.