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Aarif-Tasleem Ansari departed this life on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the age of 74. Husband of Ruth I. Ansari. Son of Thelma Hardy and the late Dyke Johnson Sr. Father of D.J. Johnson, Dyke Johnson, Trisha Johnson, Timmy Johnson and George Keeler. Step-father of Toni Keeler and Sybil Christy. Brother of Wayne Hardy and the late Elbert Johnson. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Aarif-Tasleem went to Southern University of New Orleans and graduated 1969 with a degree in Behavior Science. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1964.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:30am. Visitation will begin at 10:00am. Interment: Southeast LA Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, LA. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125.