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Official Obituary of

Johnny E. Johnson

March 20, 1956 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Johnny E. Johnson Obituary

Johnny Ezelle Johnson departed this life March 2, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer. Although he was called home too soon, for those who loved him, he lived an exceptional life leaving a legacy of love, compassion and dedication.

Johnny was born in Richmond, Va. March 20, 1956. He attended JFK and Henrico High Schools and achieved his Associates degree from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Early in life Johnny was enthusiastic about the sport of tennis and wanted to become a professional player. This led to a chance meeting with a young Arthur Ashe with whom he had the opportunity to play on a local court. Although this would not become his career, he never forgot the experience.

Johnny also enjoyed working in the food service industry. For 24 years his last employment was with the Virginia Department of Corrections where he supervised a staff in food management and meal preparation. Johnny also found a love of music. Over the years he collected recordings spanning decades including thousands of titles, artists and categories. He moonlighted as a local disc jockey for more than 20 years.

 Family and friends will remember Johnny as a true friend with an infectious sense of humor.  He was diehard Trekkie and enjoyed collecting Star Trek memorabilia.  Johnny was an avid sports fan and a lifelong fan of the Washington Redskins, now the Washington Commanders.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Sterling E. Johnson and Clara I. Johnson. He leaves his siblings: Carol Goins, Wanda Piccolo (Richard), Bonnie Young and Victor, Clifford and Alvin Johnson, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2024 at Wilson & Associates' Funeral Service - East Chapel, 5008 Nine Mile Rd., Richmond, VA, with a viewing held one hour prior to the service. 

Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The Johnson family is receiving services of comfort from Wilson & Associates' Funeral Service - East Chapel, 5008 Nine Mile Rd., Richmond, VA. 

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Services

Viewing
Friday
March 15, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wilson & Associates' Funeral Service (East Chapel)
5008 NINE MILE ROAD
RICHMOND, VA 23223

Funeral Service
Friday
March 15, 2024

1:00 PM
Wilson & Associates' Funeral Service (East Chapel)
5008 NINE MILE ROAD
RICHMOND, VA 23223

Interment following funeral service
Friday
March 15, 2024

Forest Lawn Cemetery
4000 Pilots Lane
Richmond, VA 23222

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