Robert James Johnson

Published 2:57 pm Friday, June 19, 2015

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Mt. Olive CME Church for Mr. Robert James Johnson, 63, who died Friday, June 5, 2015 at his residence. Rev. Clementine Echols officiated with interment following in the Walter Springs Cemetery, Prentiss. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Robert J. Johnson was born to the late Eddie and Dellia Johnson in Jefferson Davis County, MS. He was a graduate of J. E. Johnson High School and East Mississippi Technical College. He joined the military after his formal education and ranked as Sargent E4 for a number of years in the United States Air Force. He was a Vietnam War Veteran and worked many years as a crane operator for Diamond Offshore. He was an active member of Mt. Olive CME Church. He was a dedicated and committed caregiver of his mother until her death.

He is survived by two brothers, Eddie (Jeanette) Johnson Jr. of Chicago, IL, Eddie L. (Barbara) Johnson of West Point, MS; four sisters, Mary H. (Rod) Meyer of Wauwatosa, WI, Ruby Smith of Jackson, Mary A. Johnson of Ridgeland, and Flora (Leonard) Johnson-Moses of Bogalusa, LA; sister-in-law, Ethel (Claude) Johnson of York, PA; many other relatives and friends.

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