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Poughkeepsie Singer/Songwriter Nigel 'Spizzy Sparkz' Johnson Dies At 27

Singer/Songwriter Nigel 'Spizzy Sparkz' Johnson
Singer/Songwriter Nigel 'Spizzy Sparkz' Johnson Photo Credit: Contributed

Nigel Franklin Johnson, a singer/songwriter and lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, died on Nov. 26.

Born on Aug. 2, 1989, he was the son of Frankie Burton and Angela F. Johnson.

Nigel attended City of Poughkeepsie School, as well as Dutchess Community College. He was  employed at the Dollar Tree.

Known for his giving personality and charm, a humble soul with a charismatic attitude, he was a natural born leader who was beloved by all his peers.

Nigel spent most of his time writing songs about his life with lyrics that were inspirational to many people in the community. Whenever he got behind the mic, he was known as "Spizzy Sparkz."

Raised by a close-knit family, Nigel was predeceased by maternal grandparents Ayo Malone, Anthony Hanley and lifelong friend Loyld Johnson (Bankz).

He leaves at home to cherish fond memories, his parents Angela and Frankie, sister Neshaon and (Nephew), brothers Barry and J.O., two uncles Lapse and Unk, his special aunts Mona, Belinda, Rosina, his cousins Diz, Fresh, Daquan, Ayane, Sharmar, JoJo and Patrick.

Also surviving is maternal great-grandmother Dorothy Hanne, special friend Romeo, with a host of many family, friends and loved ones to treasure his music memories and unforgettable smile.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave. in Poughkeepsie from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a celebration of life to follow at Club Mystic, 189 Church St., Poughkeepsie, NY from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.doylefuneralhome.com .

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