WATERLOO - Martavious Tavarous "Tay Tay" Johnson, 17, of Waterloo, died Thursday, Jan. 5, in Waterloo.
He was born July 6, 1994, son of Willie Johnson and Tanya Faye Harrington-Johnson.
Mr. Johnson attended Expo High School and participated in football and basketball at Waterloo East High School.
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Survived by: his parents; 11 sisters, Whitney and Danielle Harrington, Ashley, Kendra, Diamond, Shaquinn, Raveone and Nevaeh Johnson, and LaToya McCullen, all of Waterloo, Briana Heffner of Tennessee and Kameelah Hardmon of Milwaukee; three brothers, Marquavious Johnson of St. Louis, Rodrecous Johnson of Waterloo and Ahamad Hardmon of Milwaukee; a nephew, Quaysshon Johnson, who was raised as a brother; his grandparents, Willie and Ethel Harrington Sr. and Mary Johnson, all of Waterloo; and great-grandparents, CillieMae Harrington and Tommie Harris, both of Jackson, Miss., and Charlotte Harrington of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: his grandfather, Willie Earl Roby; and great-grandfather, Walter Harrington Sr.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Antioch Baptist Church, with burial in Garden of Memories. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and for an hour before services Thursday, all at the church. Sanders Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Memorials: may be directed to the family at 2207 E. Fourth St., where they will receive friends.
Tay Tay enjoyed listening to and making music as well as being around family and friends. He favored his Uncle June and looked up to him as role model. He desired to do right, dreamed big and often talked about accomplishing great things.