Monday, January 25, 2021

Businessman and Tennis Player Remembered Following Tragic Car Crash

Christmas was marred with a spate of traffic accidents in the country, one of which saw the loss of businessman Brent Johnson and his wife.

Following the deadly accident, tributes poured in for the couple who owned and operated an ice cream parlor, The Sweet Life, located in the Mall at Marathon.

Brent and Eulona Johnson perished on Christmas Day after 6 pm when their vehicle was involved in a three-car collision on Blake Road in New Providence. Their daughters, passengers in the vehicle, survived the crash but are said to be in critical condition in hospital.

Brent was a tennis player a member of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA). He once held the position of treasurer and councilor for the BLTA. The organization held a virtual prayer vigil for the couple on Sunday, remembering Johnson as an “affable, loving, sincere” person with “a heart of gold.”

The BLTA said Eulona also served as a director on the National Tennis Center and officiated for the BLTA. She was remembered as a “kind, loving and consummate professional in whatever she put her hands to.”

A neighbour of the couple also mourned the couple’s passing, paying tribute on Facebook. Moses Darville said the couple was good friends of his family and always “went out of their way to say good morning.”

Darville said, “Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.”

PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell also took to social media to remember the couple. Brent was the son of former politician Samuel Bookie Johnson. Mitchell remembered Brent as a former student at the College of the Bahamas. Mitchell said Brent “had boundless energy, humor, and enthusiasm.
The Mall at Marathon extended condolences to the family. “It is with heavy hearts that The Mall Family extends condolences to The Johnson Family on the tragic deaths on Christmas Day of Brent and Eulona Johnson, owners of Sweet Life Bakery. May they rest in peace.”
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