Youth group remembers Allie Johnson

Sinclaire Sparkman • Updated Oct 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM

The youth group at Generation Changers Church turned their attention Tuesday evening to remember Allie Johnson, a high school student who died recently. 

Many came out who do not regularly attend the Lebanon youth group with about 30 in total gathered under the pavilion for pizza and to share stories of their fellow Lebanon High School student. 

“She was goofy, and she was a great friend,” said Laredo Hixon. “She liked to joke a lot.”

Lebanon Generation Changers youth Pastor Travis Watkins said he and his wife, Taylor Watkins, saw many young people carrying the hurt for Johnson at her graveside service and wanted to offer a chance for them to share. 

“Allie is moving mountains even after her death,” Travis Watkins said. “If we can keep this from happening again, just save one person, then it was worth it.” 

He mentioned the group had discussed starting the Allie J. Project, which would focus on suicide prevention and anti-bullying. 

Johnson was a member of Generation Changers Church in Lebanon.

“Allie was the kind of person who just radiated joy,” Taylor Watkins said. “We miss her.” 


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