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Chase Diego Johnson

August 9, 1994 — July 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; abuelita, Aida Santini of Fayetteville; several loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Chase was a higher education advocate and the family would like for you to donate to Shaw University in Chase's memory at

Condolences may be sent to the family at
Arrangement by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks.

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