Chase Diego Johnson

    Birth Date: 08/09/1994
    Deceased Date: 07/28/2021

    Chapel Hill, NC: Mr. Chase Diego Johnson, age 26, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at his residence. Private Funeral Services will be held.

    Chase was born on August 9, 1994 in Johnston County. He received his Bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill on May 8, 2016 in Political Science. Chase received his Master’s degree in May of 2021 from Duke-Sanford School of Public Policy and did research for higher education with American Institute for Research.

    Surviving include his mother, Wendy Upchurch and fiancé, Scott Rio of Smithfield; father, Larry Johnson and fiancé, Eva Santini of Chapel Hill; sister and brother, Sara Upchurch and Channing Rio both of Smithfield; maternal grandparents, Roger Allen and wife, Teresa of Four Oaks; paternal grandparents, Laurence Johnson, Sr. of Raleigh, Carmen Miranda of Georgia; abueltia, Aida Santini of Fayetteville; several loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

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    Arrangement by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks.


    1. Many prayers for strength and guidance during this difficult time. May God be at your side and place his loving arms around you.

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