James was born on February 24, 1923 in Leaksville North Carolina and passed away on November 16th 2019. He was the son of Jimmy and Roberta Luke Johnson. He was married to Elizabeth A Hodge Johnson for 50 years who proceeded him in death. He leaves to morn one sister, Mildred Johnson Suggs of Conway South Carolina, one sister-in-law Patricia Hodge of Oberlin, Ohio, grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews. He leaves behind a dear friend , Hans Aebischer of Ohio and caring neighbors, Jackie and Lynn Seyers. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jule Johnson and two sisters , Reverend Odessa Johnson Robinson and mother Elizabeth Roberta Johnson Briscoe.
Jimmy worked at the sawmill with his father before being drafted. He was in the Army for two years 11 months and three days during World War II station in Germany.
Jimmy Johnson worked at Fox Furnace and retired from the position of operation engineer.
Jimmy was a member of the Church of the North Coast for over 40 year. Doing that time he was a Sunday school teacher for 20 years and served in multiple other positions including usher ministry, intercessory prayer, greeter, nursing home and hospital visitation, under Sheppard, Christian Education, picking up and delivering bread and baked goods for all on Sunday mornings but most importantly Jimmie was always willing to put his faith into action.
James favorite verse was St John Chapter 9 verse 4. “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”
Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019, followed by The Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m. at Church of the North Coast-Lorain 4125 Leavitt Rd. Burial will be on Tuesday, November 25, 2019 at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.
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