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Elder Willie Johnson Jr.

August 25, 1947 ~ November 27, 2021 (age 74)

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Elder Willie Johnson Jr.  peacefully transitioned Saturday, November 27, 2021.

The family will be receiving friends at 1800 Jeffords Mill Road Darlington, SC 29540.

Celebration of Life for Elder Johnson will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Tabernacle Worship Center 1200 South Main Street, Darlington, S.C.  Elder Rodregus Smith, Pastor  interment will follow in Round O Baptist Church Cemetery

Public viewing will be from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2021 at the funeral home.

Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. 


                              Life Reflections
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.                                     
                                                     - 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Elder Willie Johnson, Jr., was born on August 25,1947, in Darlington County to the late Elester and Willie Johnson, Sr. Elder Johnson peacefully transitioned into his eternal heavenly home on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

Elder Johnson received his formal education at Rosenwald High School and later graduated from Mayo High School, Class of 1966. He enlisted into the US Army on November 10, 1966.
Elder Johnson was employed as a Conductor at CSX Railroad of Florence for 34 years; he retired in August 2007.

Elder Johnson was united into marriage to Relinda Dawson Johnson for 40 years.

Elder Johnson confessed his love for Christ at Tabernacle Worship Center, where he was ordained as an Elder under the leadership of Apostle Charley Johnson.

Elder Johnson served as the President of the Brotherhood Ministry & Sunday school teacher. In May 2011, he obtained his associates degree in Theology from the True Vine Bible College.

Elder Johnson always displayed a positive attitude and was a faithful man of God. Elder Johnson was a quiet man that loved big. Elder Johnson enjoyed fishing, sports, gardening, and spreading the Gospel of Christ.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Relinda; eight loving children: Adealia (Terrance) Thompson of Hartsville, SC. Travis (Brandy) Johnson of Hammond, LA, Russell Dawson of Columbia, SC, Steven (Natasha) Johnson of Atlanta, GA, Sherline (Steven) Johnson of Downey, CA, Perry Johnson of Darlington, SC, Katina Johnson and Pamela Johnson both of Thomasville, NC; twenty-two grandchildren; ten great-grand children; one sister, Helen Crawford of Darlington, SC; a sister-in -law, Geraldine Johnson of Darlington, SC; four brothers: Edward (Francena) Johnson, Charley (Lorene) Johnson, Houston (Marjorie) Johnson, David (Helen) Johnson all of Darlington, SC; four sisters-in-law of Columbia, SC: Louella Newton, Thomasina Dawson, Louise Dawson, Janie Dawson; three brothers-in-law in Columbia, SC: Eddie Dawson, Nathaniel Dawson, Matthew Dawson; a host of nieces and nephews that admired him dearly.

In addition to his parents, Elder Johnson was preceded in death by three brothers: Roosevelt Johnson, Sr., Wilson Johnson and Isaac Johnson; two sisters: Elizabeth McCall and Doretha Johnson Jerry.

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December 3, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sherman L. Barno Funeral Directors
704 Washington St
Darlington, South Carolina 29532

Celebration of Life
December 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Tabernacle Worship Center
1200 South Main Street
Darlington, SC 29532

Interment following funeral service
December 4, 2021

Round O Baptist Church Cemetery

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