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DeDryon Terrayus Johnson, 22, of Chesapeake Beach died Jan. 18, 2013, in Chesapeake Beach.

He was born Aug. 3, 1990, to Deirdre Renee Johnson and Rodney Nathaniel Tibbs in Calvert County.

He was a young man who always strived to make people smile and gave words of encouragement to whomever he came in contact with. He attended Calvert County public schools and graduated in 2008 from Huntingtown High School. While in high school, he attended Calvert County Vocational Technical Center, where he learned a trade in masonry. He enjoyed masonry and pursued his trade working for a local company, Richard Leitch. He also attended the College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick, where he received a certification in heating and air conditioning. He was a lover of football and played for the Beach Buccaneers in Chesapeake Beach, from the age of seven to the age of 14, continuing his passion and playing football while attending Huntingtown High School. He was a young man that enjoyed working out and staying in shape, which led to his employment at World Gym in Prince Frederick.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Thomas and Hattie Campbell; and great-uncles, James Kent, George, William, Thomas and James Campbell.

He is survived by his parents, Deirdre Johnson and Rodney Tibbs; brothers, Devaughn T. Holland, Samuel S. Greene Jr. and Tyrese S. Greene; adopted sisters, Lindsey N. O’Connell and Julie R. King; adopted mother, Penny S. O’Connell; nephew, Scott E. Massey Jr.; nieces, Nae’ Yanna Estep and Aria Greene; grandparents, Hattie J. Scott, Leon S. Johnson and Regina C. Gray; great-grandparents, Leona M. Mackall and Elsie and Dick Kent; aunts, Mia Scott, Stacy Johnson Lee and her husband, Jeffrey, Nicole Johnson and Ver’Nita Debraux; uncles, Tony Johnson and his wife, Pam, Leon Johnson Jr., Sidney Johnson and his wife, Nina, and Michael, Timothy and Christopher Pitcher; godmothers, Adrienne Foote Johnson and Jacqueline D. Brown; special friends, Christina Briggle and Lamar Harris; and a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, relatives in the Johnson, Kent, Campbell and Gray families and friends.

Funeral service was held Jan. 29 at Greater Mt. Zion Church in Prince Frederick, with the Rev. Dante King officiating.

Interment was at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Great Mills.

Pallbearers were Fran Deaver, Lamar Harris, Michael Pitcher, Samuel Green Jr., Devaughn Holland and Timothy Pitcher.

Honorary pallbearers were David Wilson and Frank Gray.

Arrangements were provided by Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick.