Tariq B. Johnson, 15, of Wareham died March 11, 2014 at Tufts Medical Center after a lifelong courageous battle.
Born in Boston, the son of Richard and Donna (Offley) Johnson of Wareham, he lived in Wareham most of his life.
He was a member of Onset Four Square Church.
Tariq was an eight grade student at Wareham Middle School and the mayor of Tufts Floating 7.
He was a member of the Wareham Boys and Girls Club. Tariq was a published author, artist, poet, writer and designer.
Survivors include his parents; 2 of his very special friends, Sarah Darsch and Laureen Decas; 6 siblings, Richard Townsend of Nevada, Nicole Sanches and her husband Jah of Wareham, Tahlon Johnson of Marshfield, Rhondelle Offley of Wareham, Bradley Johnson and his wife Briana of Fairhaven and DeVay Cardoza of Wareham; his great-grandmother, Pauline Faria of Wareham; his maternal grandfather, Warren Offley of Taunton; 2 nieces, Amiaya Townsend and Dejá Townsend, both of Arizona; his nephew, Bradrick Sanches of Wareham; his biological parents, Tony Smith and Patricia Sanchez of Boston; his biological maternal grandmother, Cynthia Sanchez of Middleboro; his biological paternal grandparents, Mattie Johnson of Florida and Willie Smith of Boston; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was the brother of the late Tahj Smith and grandson of the late Robert and Ann (Barros) Monteiro, William Sanchez and Douglas and Caroline Johnson.
His Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 10 AM in the Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, 6 Rogers Ave. Wareham. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Boston. Visiting hours Sunday from 2 – 7 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp Fund, 555 Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, CT 06511. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.