Chef Connie framed her work around the needs and talents of children. (Courtesy Photo)

By AFRO Staff

The AFRO is saddened to report, with family confirmation, that Connie Johnson, affectionately known as “Chef Connie,” passed suddenly on April 13. 

Known for her work with children, Johnson established summer camps and workshops with special attention to the culinary arts. In 2020, she was even chosen to cook at SuperBowl LIV in Miami. According to her social media sites, she has for years made opportunities of learning of all types, including a junior NBA-WNBA basketball training league.

The Western High School graduate excelled in sports and was named an All American National Athlete by the NCAA committee.

Johnson is the daughter of Claude and Jeanne Hitchcock, a former AFRO board member.

This article will be updated as information is received.