• Born: March 26, 1980
  • Died: December 31, 2017
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

JOHNNY IBRA KING, age 37 of Cleveland. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, December 31, 2017. Dearest father of Veronica, Johnny Jr. and Arianna. Beloved son of John and Lisa. Devoted brother of Misty and Jamie. Cherished grandson of Norma Hawkins. Caring uncle of Tommy Morgan. Loving companion of Janet Coste. Nephew and friend of many. Memorial Service 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the funeral home. Interment private. The family will receive friends SATURDAY 12 NOON - 2:00 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY RD., MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry for your loss gone too soon but never forgotten your smiles were always full of light Rest In Peace my friend

Posted by Vanessa Rios - Cleveland, OH - Friend   January 10, 2018


Johnny, my world will never be the same without you.There's a hole in my heart that will never be filled.You were a very special part of my life. I will always love you and miss you dearly.

Posted by Norma Hawkins ,Grandma - Cleveland, OH - Grandparent   January 07, 2018

Johnny will surely be missed. He was such a great man who would literally give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.
My condolences to the King family.

Posted by Maggie Burrows - Cleveland, OH - Friend   January 06, 2018

Many condolences and healing blessings to the King family. Johnny was a shining star in a dark world.

Posted by Christina Phillips - Lorain, OH - Friend   January 06, 2018

Johnny is a very remarkable man, who cared very much for his children,family and friends! We will truely love and miss him!! He is a fantastic nephew!!

Posted by Bryan and Sherrie Busicnki - Parma, OH - Family   January 05, 2018

Sincerest condolences to the King family.

Posted by John Melville - Athens - Family   January 05, 2018

So sorry for the King family's loss! He was so strong and such a sweet person!!

Posted by Brandi Owens - Franklinton, LA - Acquaintance   January 04, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. Rest In Peace Johnny. You will always be missed but NEVER forgotten ❤

Posted by Tammara Fernandes - MA - Acquaintance   January 04, 2018

So sorry to hear about Johhny's passing. Love and prayers to all his family.

Posted by Sharon Borgeson - Leawood, KS - Friend   January 03, 2018

So so sorry, I remember seeing him remaining so strong! Really sad to hear this. Maybe rest in paradise, mu condolences to the family.

Posted by Deyanira Canales - Cleveland, OH - Acquaintance   January 03, 2018


Posted by Carolyn Smith - cleveland, OH - Friend   January 03, 2018

KING FAMILY, MY deepest Condolonces on the loss of Johnny. He was truly an Amazing person with the most infectious smile! He will forever be missed,but Always Remembered!

Posted by Bunny Callahan - Olmsted falls, OH - Friend   January 03, 2018

I will miss you. Wing with the angels

Posted by Leah Waldo - Acquaintance   January 03, 2018


Oh he was an incredible person! A lot of people had the chance to see him perform and he was excellent at that..I,however was incredibly lucky to have seen his personality and spend some time with him which will always be cherished.His memory will never be forgotten, He left so much of an impact on everyone he met!

~~Prayers sent for you'r space and time to grieve~~

Posted by Teri Smith - leetonia, OH - Acquaintance   January 03, 2018


Johnny, my world will never be the same without you.There's a hole in my heart that will never be filled.You were a very special part of my life. I will always love you and miss you dearly.

Posted by Norma Hawkins ,Grandma - Cleveland, OH - Grandparent   January 03, 2018

Johnny was a very sweet guy with a smile that made your heart melt. I'm so glad I got to meet him.i will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for loss.

Posted by Crystal Burns - Kensington, OH - Acquaintance   January 03, 2018


Johnny was a,is a great nephew who

will always be remembered our hearts and prayes go out to,family. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

Posted by Jim&Eraina Busicnki - Parma, OH - Family   January 03, 2018

I am sorry Johnny you will be miss prayers for you and your family

Posted by Patricia Earls - Bacliff, TX - Friend   January 03, 2018

My condolences to the family. Johnny thank you for always listening to me. You were a great friend with a smile that would light up a room. You will be truly missed.

Posted by Mimi Ashley - Elyria, OH - Friend   January 03, 2018

What can I say about who gave so much to everyone. He was angel on Earth before he went to heaven. He truly a wonderful gift, I want to thanks His father John and Mom Lisa for rasing such a caring loving man who had a heart of Gold. I as well as many others will miss you always but we will have you with us so we are reminded to live like you did. My life is forever changed because of you Johnny King,it not good-bye it I will see you later as we always said to each other. My heart is saddened for your family, children,and all who loved you and had a pleasser of having you in there life. Rest now my friend.

Posted by Brenda Resendiz-Shelley - Chipley, FL - Friend   January 03, 2018

Johnny we know god got a good angel bk in heaven u will b dearly missed an loved till we meet again my dear friend.

Posted by Christy Kirkland - West columbia, SC - Acquaintance   January 03, 2018

I wrote this to johnny a while back,Johnnys is a life long friend longer than i can remember. Our parents were friends wayyyyy before we were and that continued on as to be family. A ladies man, a noble father with an infectious smile. I remember my first day at Rhodes even though i had not seen him in yrs. We skipped the first half of the day. He bout killed me in his old caddy. Bought me mcds and then went to school and schooled me on the chocolate chip cookies lol. Introduced me to some Of The coolest people at school which made my very first day of school easy and the rest of my yrs there. When i went lol. Our baby mamas was best friends growing up. We did dirt together. Had a love for thump in the trunk together. We are the denison block bred loyal kids. I can seriously remember all the way back to just past diapers. I have so many stories with my short brother i could write all day. My homie my brother and we don't have to talk everyday for me to feel that way. I will be there without a doubt!!!! Love u brother from my chinese mother glad I got to spend time with u in these last weeks. It meant the world to me. My heart is heavy but but happy to have known you my entire life. The world lost another great man. Luv u brother.

Posted by Ronald Rectenwald - Cleveland, OH - Brother   January 03, 2018


Sending love and prayer's

Posted by Milissa justus - Cleveland, OH - Friend   January 03, 2018


Johnny u gave me hope when my mom had Cancer around her heart liver an goin .She now has just a small amount in her goin .RIP my friend u were one heck of a Guy I will miss u an never forget u love u my friend.

Posted by Bessie Sutton - Lamar, SC - Friend   January 03, 2018

You will always be remember and greatly missed Johnny.

Posted by Autumn Miller - McMinnville, TN - Friend   January 03, 2018

My deepest and most sincere condolences to the family. He was an amazing person and had a smile that would light up the room. He was an inspiration to anyone that came into contact with him. So happy our lives crossed paths! Prayers, Hugs and Love from Kentucky!

Posted by Crissy Robinson - Middlesboro, KY - Friend   January 03, 2018

To one of the sweetest kindest guy I no
U r truly going to be missed An your loved by many peace be with u my friend love always An for ever ❤

Posted by Brenda Fox - Brunswick, OH - Friend   January 03, 2018

My condolences and prayers for the family of this true fighter and hero to the end! He is and will always be an inspiration to those fighting cancer.

Posted by Denise Calloway - King, NC - Acquaintance   January 03, 2018

So sad for the passing of this incredible man
Sincere love and prayers to the entire family in this time of grief

Posted by Paula Reis - Panama City, FL - Acquaintance   January 03, 2018

May you finally Rest In Peace my friend. May God wrap his loving arms around your family and give them peace and comfort. You will never be forgotten.

Posted by Angie Charleville - LA - Friend   January 03, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends

Posted by Jennifer Harper - Ware, MA - Acquaintance   January 03, 2018

To Johnny: Rest in peace, good sir. You were always were filled with such a light that shone outward to others, whether that be to family or friends or just giving encouragement through Instagram posts. You beat cancer, it never beat you. Fly high and watch over us all.

Posted by Renee Temple - Wickliffe, OH - Acquaintance   January 02, 2018

Sending thoughts and prayers to the King family. Johnny was a great friend to me and everyone around him. I will miss him, but I know he is not suffering no more. I know he is in heaven doing what he loved to do and that is dancing. Rest easy Johnny!

Posted by Stacie Mosteller - Covington, KY - Friend   January 02, 2018

Sorry for your loss KING family Johnny will be missed

Posted by Diana Grabski - Cleveland, OH - Friend   January 02, 2018

You will leave a large hole in a lot of hearts I will miss you

Posted by Brian (Bones) Grabski - Cleveland, OH - Friend   January 02, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I'm praying for the family

Posted by Courtney Wright - Greenville, SC - Acquaintance   January 02, 2018

So sorry for your lost he was a very awesome man my heart goes out to the King family he will forever be in our heart Rest In Peace my friend

Posted by Shirleen Goodson - Walnut, MS - Friend   January 02, 2018

My deepest sympathies.. :(
Rest in Peace Johnny

Posted by Jessica Taylor - Valley City, OH - Friend   January 02, 2018

Gonna miss you Johnny but will never forget you and that smile.RIP my friend

Posted by Marie Martin - Dothan, AL - Friend   January 02, 2018

Our loss is Heavens gain such an inspiration to many and loved by all as a parent you should be so proud your sons time was short on Earth but will never be forgotten that's how bright stars are and light prayers and strength to all .Thank you for our friendship Johnny

Posted by Christa Miller - Akron, OH - Friend   January 02, 2018


Johnny you will be missed greatly. You had a great love for life dance with the angels. I am glad i got to know you. Save a dance for me when we meet again.

Posted by Ann Reynolds - Lancaster, PA - Friend   January 02, 2018

My heart hurts for you John, Lisa,Misty ,Jamie and the kids. My continuous prayers for comfort. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Sending you hugs and love.

Posted by gail lawson - Kernersville, NC   January 02, 2018

johnny has always been a sweetheart to people meets . very down to earth.god bless his family and friends you will be miss

Posted by Jenni Vansteenburgh - Newark Valley, NY - Friend   January 02, 2018

My deepest sympathies to you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you strength and peace.

Posted by Karen Redfern - Akron, OH - Family Friend   January 02, 2018

Rip Johnny My heart goes out to his family God needed his angel home

Posted by Lisa Schiefer - Eastlake, OH - Friend   January 02, 2018


So sorry for your loss, Jamie,and the rest of your family. I know how much you loved him.

Posted by Brenda May - Elyria, OH - Family Friend   January 02, 2018

We will always miss you.You will be forever engrained in our hearts.May you be forever comforted in Gods embrace.

Posted by Warren Louie - Cleveland, OH - Family   January 02, 2018

To the family & friends of Johnny I am deeply sorry for your loss!

Posted by Kasey Tuttle - Sioux City, IA - Friend   January 02, 2018

My prayers go out to the entire family and my niece Janet may Johnny King always rip fly high angle

Posted by Reba Humphries - Westwego, LA - Friend   January 02, 2018

So sorry for your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

Posted by Andrea and Rick Wellman - Brunswick, OH - Family Friend   January 02, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. Johnny was a wonderful person and will be forever missed. My thoughts and prayers will forever be with you and your family. May Johnny Rest in Peace.

Posted by Cynthia Hovis - Cleveland, OH - Friend   January 02, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about your and your family are in my thoughts and prayers..

Posted by Nancy Jones - Cleveland, OH - Family Friend   January 02, 2018

Sending my condolences. I met Johnny a few months ago. What an amazing guy.

Posted by Melanie Paul - Trenton, MI - Friend   January 02, 2018

Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

Posted by Kiki Compau - Parma, OH - Friend   January 02, 2018

Rest in paridise Johnny u were such an amazing person sorry for your loss

Posted by Kim Snider - Cleveland, OH - Friend   January 02, 2018