John Coaxum II

Jul 27, 1962 - Jan 12, 2022


‘Johnny’ was born on July 27, 1962, and passed on January 12, 2022, at the age of 59. John was born in Champagne, IL. However, he was raised from the age of 10 in Sacramento, CA. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Coaxum, and five children (John III, Jason, Justin, Sheonnie, and Jamal). He has six grandsons and one granddaughter, as well as his two surviving brothers (Charles and Paul), and two sisters (Janice and Sandra).

John was a good person who loved nature and to make people smile. He left us here on earth, but rejoins his mother, father and oldest brother that passed before him. We miss him very much… forever. Until we meet again, we love you.

• In loving memory of John Coaxum

John III
Dear Dad, I write this with a heavy heart in essence of you leaving so soon. I want you to know I will cherish all we have created and lessons I have learned from you. I know in my moments of sadness and weakness it’s just you tapping me to say “what’s up Johnnie, what’s wrong with you boy?”. I will truly miss you, I wish you happiness and peace in your final resting place. I love you and will always
Your son, John Coaxum III

Dad, I’m glad over the years me and you were able to build a relationship and spend time together with me and Baby J. 👦🏽 I’m thankful for all the lessons you taught me even when you didn’t know you were teaching. I applied them to my life and it’s helped mold me to the man I am today. When I think of you I’ll smile instead of feeling sad and remember all the time and memories we had together. I’ll miss you every day, and I will carry you with me, whatever I do.
Your son, Jason John Coaxum

To my dad John Coaxum. I can only imagine the world you finally have. All these years of being here for us and raising us to be men and teaching us. I know you can finally rest and enjoy your world cause your pain is gone. Please do enjoy that. I will always miss you and love you.
Your son, Justin

“ away “
I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead- . He is just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand
He has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there.
And you- O you, who the wildest yearn
For the old-time step and the glad return- ,
Think of him faring on, as dear

In the love of There as the love of Here;
Think of him still as the same, I say:
He is not dead – he is just away!

I miss you now & I’ll love you forever. Until we meet again old man.
Your daughter, Sheonnie

Hey dad this is your youngest boy, I will never forget the times we had by the water and the times we had doing Christmas trees and taking them long drives. I wish there could be more time like that but I know you will allways be with me, and I want you to know that you’ll always be missed and loved dad. From all of us, love you and see you again one day.
Your son, Jamal


  • Janice Coaxum says:

    My dearest brother Johnny, I will miss you everyday. You were always there for me growing up and watching over me. We were only 2 years apart and everyone would say that’s “Coaxums Little sister” Nobody knows our song and I always made you wait till the end before we could start talking I miss singing it to you! So one last time! I just called to say I love you….I just called to say how much I care…I just called to say I Looooove You and Iean it from the bottom of my heart! Rest in peace sweet brother!

  • Humphrey Sandra says:

    Hi Johnny,
    I will always miss you. I think of you and smile. I smile often. You were very special to me and we loved talking to each other. It was always uplifting and fed our souls. I see you with a smile.
    Your sister, Sandra

  • Charles R. Coaxum says:

    The road is long
    With many a winding turn
    That leads us to who knows where
    Who knows where
    But I’m strong
    Strong enough to carry him
    He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

    So on we go
    His welfare is of my concern
    No burden is he to bear
    We’ll get there
    For I know
    He would not encumber me
    He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

    If I’m laden at all
    I’m laden with sadness
    That everyone’s heart
    Isn’t filled with the gladness
    Of love for one another
    It’s a long, long road
    From which there is no return
    While we’re on the way to there
    Why not share
    And the load
    Doesn’t weigh me down at all
    He ain’t heavy he’s my brother

    He’s my brother
    He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother, he ain’t heavy

    Johnny, all this time wasted arguing when we could have been telling the truth. You always told me you loved me every time we spoke. Those words were hard for me to find. I hope I showed it, even when my pride wouldn’t let me say it. I finally realize… you carried me. I got it wrong. Damn. I apologize. I apologize, I sometimes saw weakness when you were really showing me strength. I will try my best to hold on. But I can’t lie to myself, I want to see you again soon, I don’t want to wait too long.

    Love you man…
    Yase youse

  • Titus Humphrey says:

    Titus Humphrey says:
    He who has gone, we cherish. His
    memory abides with us, more potent.
    Even more present than a living man.
    So our Heavenly Father would urge us
    to fix our eyes not on what is seen, since
    what is seen is temporary; but on what is
    unseen, since what is unseen is eternal.

  • William Elliott says:

    We never realize the value of the moments you share with people until they become memories. After all these good years of friendship, how do you say goodbye. You don’t, I never say goodbye. Always, a “love you later” or “see you next time.” Even still today, I know there will be a next time. We will see each other again, we will laugh and share moments again. Tears wont bring you back but still i cry, the memories bring the slightest smile. So I hold on to them tight, and stay strong. I miss you and I know we meet again Johnny.


  • Robbin Coaxum says:

    Dear Sheila: I can’t imagine how you must feel in losing the love of your life, Johnnie. Know that he is not far, he is always near in the memories that you hold most dear in your heart, in the love that goes on. Johnnie will never be far from you. He will never be gone because of the memories you two shared since high school. With caring thoughts of sympathy. Robbin

  • Robbin Coaxum says:

    John, Jason, Justin, Sheonnie and Jamal: A Father’s love is always with his children. Hoping that memories will ease your sadness, and that the strength and love your father gave will surround you now, bringing you the blessing of peace. Thinking of you all. With Sympathy, Aunt Robbin

  • Wenthrop Harris says:

    I simply do not want to believe. I always thought of Johnny as a little brother. He was the best of all of us.I just don’t want to believe.

  • Kim says:

    My sweet brother-in-law

    Our last words to each other were always, “I love you.”

    I had no idea the last time would be the final time.

    Had I known, I would have told you I loved you a little louder

    And hugged you a little tighter. Rest in peace, Johnny.

    Until we meet again.

    “Your Girl,” Kim

  • Artell Woodford says:

    Rest in peace Jhon your brother you life ling friend Artell Woodford

  • Cynthia Barney Andrews says:

    To the Coaxum Family,
    I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you. I share your sorrow and I know how difficult this is. I care, I pray , I love you and Jesus loves you too. Johnnie is in your heart and you are in his heart forever. That will never change.
    We have never met, but we are great friends with Johnnie’s brother Paul and Paul’s wife Robbin. We love Paul, Robbin and all their family members so dearly! God Bless You.

  • Keith Grigsby says:

    Rest in peace my Brother

  • Tyler Alford says:

    Uncle Johnny ,

    Thank you.
    Thank you for being the best uncle. I never felt like a niece , more like a daughter. Sheonnie and I always Joke and say that I am , mostly because all we would do is joke and laugh, I thought everything you did was hilarious! But also because you made your house a home. Most of my greatest memories of my childhood are spent with you! You would pick me up and we’d just drive!
    I don’t think you know how much that meant to me.

    I miss you and I love You

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