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“Miss you brother.... Your work stil continues... Regards from all the Good People that continue what you and Dave started. It's been a priviledge to...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Arnie Sher Samson - Townsend, DE

“Gary, Amazing Grace still lives on.... Miss you, Arnie Sher Samson ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: The Children's Farm - Townsend, DE

“Gary, Today is July 9, 2013 and I just wanted to let you know Amazing Grace Outreach still flourishes w/ the many loving people you've touched w/...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Arnie Sher Samson - Townsend, DE

“Gary was about the closest thing that we will ever see that could be considered a miracle. For God to take a fallin down drunk ( Gary,s own words)...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Irv Brockson - Middletown, De., DE

“To all of Gary's family, may GOD bless you. Gary and I went to North East high school together and I will always remember his out going personality...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Don Warfield - Dover, DE

“Celebrating Gary's Life! I left a domestic situation in Florida and packed my 3 kids and whatever clothes we could fit and started driving back home...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Patti Reilly-Ayers - North East, MD

“Carolyn, My history with Gary goes way back to when David Jenson gave him the two bags of bread. Gary was a wonderful man who was fervent in...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Shelli Palmer - New Castle, DE

“Dear Carolyn May you be guided by the Holy Spirit in the days ahead. I know it will be tough. If i can be of help with the ministry,let me know...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: bruce wallace - elkton, MD

“Dear Neal, I am so sorry your Dad died so young. I worked hard to bring him to salvation and the Lord used him in a mighty way. He loved you more...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Michele Flinn-Messick - MD

“We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Eventhough we had only met Gary a few times we know he was a admirable man. To our friend Neal, you know...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Harvey & Cristal Heath - Elkton, MD

“I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Gary was a wonderful person. He's sadly missed, never forgotten. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Brenda Renee Whitt - North East, MD

“Our friend and brother in christ. He will be remembered in our hearts, for his faithfulness to the calling unto the lord. We will miss him,whom we...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Betty & Robert Collins - DE

“My prayers and condolences to all of Gary's family and close friends and loved ones. I met Gary through Chaplain Charlie and Kathy Jowlwan. When I...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Richard Paredes - DE

“Carolyn and Family - I was deeply saddened to hear of Gary's passing. What an amazing man he was and he will be deeply missed. God's kingdom is...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Dinah Jones - North East, MD

“We are so sorry to hear that Gary's strong helping hands have left us! He started up a ministry that encouraged people to grow in the Lord. More then...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Basil & Elaine - Farmingdale, NY

“I am deeply saddened and so sorry for your loss.Gary was one of the most caring generous people I have known & I cannot remember seeing him without a...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Nicole Gula-Kilby - Middletown, DE

“My heart and prayers go out to the family. Gary will indeed be missed by each of you and the community that he reached. His testimony for our Lord...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Frances (Belew) O'Quinn - FL

“Neal,(Garland) I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad.You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Love you Neal Corky ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Corky Blevins Fling - Oxford, PA

“Carolyn, Mike and I are so saddened by Gary's passing. Gary touched so many lives. He was a truly giving servant to God. He lived each day in 'His'...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Mike & Linda Gandy - Licking, MO


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Garland "Gary" N. Johnson, 55 of Bear, DE, died suddenly Friday, October 1, 2010 at his home. He was born in North East, MD, on April 5, 1955. Mr. Johnson was the founder/director of Amazing Grace Outreach Ministries/US Food Rescue. Since 1997, Amazing Grace Ministries has provided food, clothing and spiritual help to hundreds of thousands of people in need in DE, MD, PA, NJ and VA. His ministry even reached the devastated areas of Katrina, Ground Zero and Haiti. He also drove vans full of supplies to the underprivileged children in the Appalachian Mountains. When he wasn't busy reaching out to those around the country and the world, he was operating his food rescue in Middletown, DE, ministering to the needs of those in his own community. For over a decade, Gary served as pastor of Waterfront Worship, a church devoted to the needs of the boating community in the town of Northeast, MD. Gary's main desire was to see others come to know the Lord on a personal level and grow strong in their spiritual walk. In 2009, Gary received an Humanitarian Service Award from the Lions Club in Middletown, DE. Every summer, Amazing Grace would host a "Gospel in the Park" outreach in the town of Northeast. It was a day of music, food and fun as well as an opportunity to distribute Bibles & tracts to those who came. Gospel in the Park was something the community looked forward to each year, and Gary loved doing it. A devoted father, husband and friend, he enjoyed life and lived it to the very fullest. Those of us who knew and loved Gary can sum up his zeal for life in one verse: "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might." Ecc. 9:10. He is survived by his loving wife: Carolyn Ferretti-Johnson of Bear, DE: his children: Neal Johnson of Elkton, MD, Maria W. Whitman of Bear, DE; his stepchildren: Dino A. Ferretti and his partner Julie Brogan of Clayton, DE; Marshall J. DeHaven-Sterling of Clayton, DE; his step-grandchild, Anthony M. Ferretti of Clayton, DE; and a sister-in-law, Joan D. DeHaven-McGovern and her husband Michael McGovern of Townsend, DE. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Ann Johnson. Funeral services for Delaware friends and family, conducted by Rev. Edward J. Lasko, Sr., will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at Middletown Baptist Church, 419 Armstrong Corner Road, Middletown, DE, with visitation from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Funeral services for Maryland friends and family, conducted by Pastor Gary Gilbert, will be held Friday, October 8, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at Crouch Funeral Home, 127 South Main Street, North East, MD with visitation from10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Interment will follow on Friday in North East Methodist Cemetery, North East, MD. Those who desire may make donations in memory of Gary to: Amazing Grace Outreach Program/U.S. Food Rescue in care of the funeral home. For condolences, visit www.CrouchFuneralHome.com.

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