In loving memory of


March 25, 2023 @ 6:00 PM

June 20, 1934-March 11, 2023

He will be remembered for his endless optimism, gentle humor and indomitable spirit. He ran in 20 marathons, completing 17 of the races. That grit and determination helped Johnsson do some of the most impactful writing of his life while battling lymphoma. He is survived by his wife Noelene, sister Ruth White, daughter Julie, and son Terry and his wife, Renee, and granddaughters Madeleine and Jacqueline.

Bill Johnsson looked back on his remarkable journey and summed it up with these words from 1 John 4:16-17: "God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect."

Then he added: "So, my dear friends, live in love. Cast yourself on the side of love. Every day seek to relieve someone's pain. That is the Prize."

Bill Johnsson's life will be celebrated on March 25 at 6 p.m. (Pacific Time) at Crosswalk Church in Redlands. The service will also be livestreamed. The family requests that people wear joyous colors in his honor.

The family gently suggests that contributions to the William Johnsson endowment fund be made in lieu of purchasing flowers. Donation details here:

Published by Legacy Remembers on Mar. 14, 2023.

Fellow scholar, professor, writer, advocate, former editor of the Adventist Review, and beloved member of Crosswalk Church.

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