A picture of Beverly Johnson kept in the Johnson House.
|Appearances||GTA San Andreas|
|Full Name||Beverly Johnson|
|Place of Birth||Los Santos|
|Date of Death||1992|
|Home||Johnson House, Los Santos|
Sean Johnson (Son)|
Carl Johnson (Son)
Kendl Johnson (Daughter)
Brian Johnson (Son, deceased)
Grove Street Families|
Beverly Johnson is a character mentioned in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and who is present (but unseen) in The Introduction DVD. Beverly Johnson is the mother of Carl (the protagonist of GTA San Andreas), Sweet, Kendl and Brian.
Beverly Johnson raised her family in a house in the Ganton area of the city of Los Santos. In 1987, Beverly lost her youngest son Brian Johnson, who died in a tragic accident. Sweet blamed Carl for the death. Beverly however emotionally lost another one of her sons that day, Carl, who left Los Santos to live in Liberty City.
Beverly was associated with the Grove Street Families, a gang that had control of Ganton, and the area where Beverly and her family lived. The association was through her son (Sweet) running the gang. It is unknown as to whether Beverly participated in gang activity or if she was even ever made privy to anything going on.
Beverly Johnson would not talk to Carl again, as suggested by dialogue in the game between Sweet and Carl Johnson, with Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris and Lance "Ryder" Wilson also present. Beverly was killed in 1992 by the Ballas gang in a drive-by shooting. The drive-by shooting was meant to kill her son Sweet, but he was not in the family house at the time.
Two Ballas had rolled up to the Cul de Sac at the end of Grove Street in a green Sabre (either to mock the Grove Street Families, or to sneak into their home territory undetected) and sprayed the front of the Johnson house with bullets, Beverly happened to be just inside the house at the front door and was shot an unspecified amount of times. Sweet ran into the house, to discover his mother dead. Kendl Johnson also ran toward the house, but was stopped from entering by Sweet.
The death of Beverly is what brings Carl Johnson back to Los Santos and re-unites Carl and Sweet. The death of Beverly Johnson takes place just before the beginning of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and at the end of The Introduction DVD.
In the mission High Noon, Officer Eddie Pulaski makes comments on Beverly Johnson, suggesting that he and Officer Frank Tenpenny were at the crime scene later to investigate the drive-by shooting. She was most likely shot in the head during the drive-by, as Pulaski says "Carl, you should have seen your mom before she was buried. She was a real mess - most of her face was hanging off!"