Loving son, uncle and father of five, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the age of 39. Jay was born on February 21, 1980 in Canton, Ohio. He loved being with his family and friends, helping his son write his music and his poems, riding four-wheelers and just spending time with his family that he loved so much.
Jay is preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Joyce Shoenfelt and his uncle David Shoenfelt.
He is survived by his mother, Melody (Shoenfelt) Johnson and stepfather, Charles R. Johnson who loved and raised him from the age of 2; his children, Chance Edwards, Chase Edwards, Mia Edwards, Emilie Edwards and Jayden Leasure; his brothers, Robert and Christopher Johnson; his sister, Ricki and Randi; his grandparents, Chuck and Joan Johnson; his nieces, Makaylah Johnson, Aliana Johnson and Mikasa Johnson; nephew, Jaden Johnson; his aunt, Punky Nice; aunt, Bobbie Shoenfelt and uncle, Terry Shoenfelt and many more aunts, uncles and cousins that love him.
Come Celebrate Jay’s life with his family and friends on September 21, 2019 from 1 – 4:00 p.m. at the St. James Pavilion, 400 West Lisbon St., Waynesburg, Ohio.