Lois Johnson Obituary, Death – Ernie Johnson Jr. is one of my all-time favorite sportsmen and personalities, and we are keeping him in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. His son Michael Johnson, who had been struggling with muscular dystrophy his entire life, passed away. He had been fighting for his life. The passing of Lois Johnson, the mother of Ernie Johnson, occurred late last night. Ernie has maintained a regular presence on TNT Sports and is a stalwart advocate for racial equality, motherhood, voting rights, and a wide number of other causes.
In addition, Ernie has been involved in a wide range of sports broadcasting. In the year 2003, Ernie was given a prognosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by his physician. He made the decision to deal with the information about his illness privately until he made the revelation about it on TNT in 2006. In addition to that, he has successfully beaten prostate cancer on two separate occasions. Since that time, he has boldly recounted his story to audiences all around the United States.
I have a lot of respect for this man, and it is not just because of what he has given to the world of sports; rather, it is because of the respect and admiration that others in the world of sports have for him. His contributions to the world of sports are only one reason why I have so much respect for him. Let’s keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers today, and say some prayers for him and his family as well. It is unfortunate that there are not more people in the modern world who are similar to him. He and his family are deserving of every benefit that God has to provide. I feel a profound sense of sorrow for the loss that he has caused to his family and friends.