Ke’Von DeShawn Smith Johnson was born December 8, 1998, in Nashville, TN to the parents of Cynthia B. Smith (adoptive mother), Laquita (Birth Mother), and Calvin Johnson. He transitioned from this life on May 26, 2023, at the age of 24.
Ke’von obtained lots of education through the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. In 2019 Ke’Von graduated from The Academy at Opry Mills.
Ke’Von was a very active young man throughout his life, he loved to play many different sports. The one that he was most passionate about was boxing. In his free time, he enjoyed playing basketball, swimming, and video games.
Ke’Von is preceded in death by his birth mother Laquita, sister Ke’Asia Franklin and grandparents Princess Hall.
He is survived by adoptive mother, Cynthia B. Smith; father, Calvin Johnson; siblings, Aniya Hicks, Braxton Smith, and Jonathan Moore; grandparents, Fred Smith, Carolyn Johnson, and Michael Smith; aunts and uncles, Rebecca Covington, Theresa Potter, Ray Smith, Donnell Covington, Walter Smith, Jr., Eddie (Laticia) Hall, Fredricka Oldham, Kesha Johnson, Tarsha (Shawn) Polk, Lenika (James) Chatman, Keisha (Donta) Wagner, Lavonda Johnson; devoted cousins, Brittany (Montreal) Covington and Cynthia Potter; devoted family, Alvin and Calvin Covington, Jimmy and Jimauri Covington, Ti’Miyah Hawkins, Ti’Moriah and Timothy Potter, Joyce and Larry Jordan, Tempest Covington, The Muse Family, The Marks Family, and The Potter Family; devoted friends, Alex Crespo, Timothy “Pops” Davis, Mason and Jordan Davis, Rochelle Oglesby, and Shar’Ron Leach; devoted neighbors, Ronnie, Crystal, and Layla Edmonds, Mrs. Betty Essary and Family.