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Andrew D. Johnson Sr.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Zion Church of God in Oakvale, for Rev. Dr. Andrew David Johnson Sr., 63, who died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Maryland. Rev. Issac Carter officiated with interment following in the Camper Cemetery in Pinola.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Johnson was born to the late Thomas and Mamie Johnson in Pinola.  He married Yvonne Wright and they began their family. He enrolled at Bay Ridge Christian College and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Education.  He later received his Master of Divinity at Anderson University School of Theology. He moved back to Hattiesburg, to pastor Atlanta Street Church of God. He joined the United States Air Force. He retired after 17 years of military service as Captain First Lieutenant.

He moved to Maryland to pursue his Doctorate of Ministry from Howard University. He met and married Dr. Tonya Merriweather.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Tonya Johnson; daughters, Yasmin (Rene ), Amaris (Gabriel), Danielle (Eddie), Gabrielle (Calvin); sons, Andrew (Jazzmyn) and Joshua; sister, Elnora(Carstell); brothers, Henry (Willie Mae), Paul (Irma), Samuel (Wanda) and Daniel (Daphne) and many other relatives and friends.