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Charles Jean-Paul Johnson
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DURHAM: Charles Jean-Paul Johnson, 42, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. He was born in Park Ridge, IL to the surviving Charles Jean Johnson III and Leslie Anne Johnson of Durham, NC.

Mr. Johnson has been a resident of Durham since 1989, a 1993 graduate of Northern High School and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. He loved photography, painting, and science fiction. He was an avid Pearl Jam fan and he loved to play board games with his friends and family. Mr. Johnson was employed with MED-EL.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson is survived by his life partner, Stacy McMillan of Durham; sister, Shannon Johnson Abercombie (Eddie) of Battle Creek, MI; brothers, Christopher Johnson (Andrea) of New York, NY and Clint Johnson of Carrboro, NC; nephew, Eddie Abercombie; and niece, Brianna Abercombie, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and very special friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 18th at 3pm at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham. The family will receive friends following the service in the Gathering Room at Clements from 4 to 6pm.

The family would like to thank Mr. Johnson’s wonderfully amazing co-workers at MED-EL for all they have done during Charles’s illness. The family wants to greatly thank the staff of Hock Family Pavilion for their kindness and dedication to Charlie during this time. Also, they would especially like to thank Dr. Allan Friedman, Dr. Annick Desjardins and the caring staff of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke for giving them nearly three more precious years to be with their beloved Charlie.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University: DUMC 3624 Durham, NC 27710 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital: PO Box 1893 Memphis, TN 38101-9950.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

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Previous Events

Memorial Service




3:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Gathering of Friends and Family Following Service




4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home

1117 Broad St
Durham, NC 27705

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Hospital

PO Box 1893 Memphis, TN 38101-9950

Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University

DUMC 3624 Durham, NC 27710

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