Mr. Samuel Johnson, age 44, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Jefferson Davis Community Hospital in Prentiss. Services for Mr. Johnson were held on Saturday, March 15 at the Sweetwater CME Church with Pastor Ernest Thompson and Rev. Mario Graves officiating. Interment was in the Sweetwater Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Johnson was the son of the late Simon M. Johnson and Arcola Martin Johnson of rural Jefferson Davis County. At an early age he joined the Sweetwater Church and remained a member until his death. He was reared and educated in the local area, attending both Bassfield Elementary and High Schools. As a member of the 4-H Club, he was awarded a number of livestock ribbons and prizes. He worked much of his adult life for Trans Ocean Offshore Drilling, until he was medically retired.
Mr. Johnson’s survivors include his wife, Tessia Price Johnson of Prentiss; his mother, Arcola Martin Johnson of Prentiss; nine sisters, Jacola Johnson Berry, Sibyl Thompson, Cynthia (Tyree) Johnson, Cora Johnson, LaShuna Johnson, Sherri (Corey) Barnes, all of Prentiss, Janice (Darren) Cook of Bassfield, Belinda (Lionel) Fields, and Willye (Louis) Hall, both of Pass Christian; four brothers, Joshua Johnson, Stephen (Kelly) Johnson, Sr., Simon M. (Kentoria) Johnson, all of Prentiss, and James (Kim) Johnson of Hattiesburg; three aunts; four uncles; and three godchildren.