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Sandra Bell “Sandy” Johnson, a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital pastoral staff who organized a cease-fire march on Mother’s Day weekend, died of cardiac arrest June 23 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

The Parkville resident was 62.

Rev. Johnson was ordained in 2007. She founded the Fresh Water Ministries and established a following.

After the death of her brother, Hillard “Petey” Jackson, who died in gun violence in 2000, she became an activist with Mothers of Murdered Sons and was an organizer of the Demand Cease Fire March on Mother’s Day weekend 2017.

Family members said she organized the march to call attention to gun violence to gun violence in the neighborhood.

In August 2015, she joined the Hopkins Clinical Pastoral Education residency program. In 2016 she became the hospital’s Employee Support Chaplain.

She sat on the Hopkins Clinical Pastoral Education Advisory Council.

A celebration of life took place, Saturday, July 8th at 11am at Mount Pleasant Church Ministries.

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Rest In Heaven: The City of Baltimore Celebrates the Life of Pastor Sandra Bell Johnson  was originally published on