Johann Ne’yemani Cleckley, 9, of Columbus, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. He was born on June 21, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. Johann was a 4th grader at Finland Elementary. Before going to Finland he attended Westgate Elementary. At both schools Johann was known for being a great reader, energetic, and a true and honest friend. He loved life and was a happy, outspoken kid who loved cooking, playing video games, and playing basketball. Johann’s dream was to be a DJ and Youtuber. He loved to dance and make fun videos with his family and friends. Beyond anything Johann was a sweet boy who was a wonderful friend, brother, and son. He will truly be missed by anyone who had the honor of spending time with him. He is preceded in death by his grandpa Paul Cleckley, great grandma Lindea Leeson, and many great-grandparents. Johann is survived by his loving parents Joseph M. Cleckley III and Jacqueline M. Spillman; brothers Mason Cleckley and O’zaiyas Spillman; grandparents Melissa (Corey) Croswell, Latricia Spillman, and Genus McDonald; great-grandparent Lawrence E. (Donna) Smith, Jr.; special aunts and uncles Silas McDonald, Nino Spillman, Elijhu Spillman, Aaliyah Spillman, Jesse Jacobs, Marshie (Rodney) Whitlow, and many more too many to name; extended family and a host of friends. His family will receive friends on Friday, May 28, from 5-6pm at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, with his service to follow at 6pm. Pastor Jerry Stevens officiating.
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