Joshua “Pop” Johnson

Published 11:48 am Friday, June 17, 2016

Mr. Joshua “Pop” Johnson, 60, died Monday June 6, 2016 at the Jefferson Davis Community Hospital in Prentiss.  Services for Mr. Johnson was held on Saturday June 11, 2016 at Sweetwater C.M.E. with Rev. Marcus McLaurin officiating.  Interment was in the Sweetwater Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnson was the son of the late Simon Moses Johnson and Arcola Martin Johnson of rural Jefferson Davis County.  At an early age he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior.  Mr. Johnson attended Bassfield School System, prior to working a number of years at the Polk Meat Processing Plant in Magee, until his health failed.

Mr. Johnson’s survivors include his mother, Arcola Martin Johnson; nine sisters, Jacola J. Berry, Sybil Thompson, Cynthia Johnson, Sherri (Corey) Barnes, Cora Johnson LaShaunna Johnson, all of Prentiss Janice (Darren) Cook of Bassfield, Willye (Louis) Hall, and Belinda (Lionel) Fields, both of Pass Christian; three brothers, Simon (Kentoria) Johnson, Stephen (Kelly) Johnson, both of Prentiss, and James Louis (Kentoria) Johnson of Gulfport; and a number of other relatives and friends.

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