Dea­con Henry Thomas John­son

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home

The Covington News - - OBITUARIES -

Dea­con Henry Thomas John­son, age 91, passed away July 26, 2014. He was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. John­nie (Sweetie) Wy­att John­son. He joined and served in the United States Army from 1940 un­til 1942. In March 1958, he wed Jewel White and to­gether they raised one son, Mr. Ken­neth Charles John­son. Af­ter serv­ing many years and re­tir­ing from McLean Freight Lines, “Thomas” started his own busi­ness: John­son Movers. He was a char­i­ta­ble and ac­tive fig­ure in the Springhill Com­mu­nity. He was will­ing to help any- one out in their time or need. He pro­vided many young men in the Springhill Com­mu­nity by of­fer­ing jobs with his mov­ing busi­ness. Thomas brought the Cov­ing­ton area to­gether ev­ery Sun­day with his base­ball team, the Springhill Reds, by host­ing base­ball games and tour­na­ments. He served faith­fully on the Good Hope Bap­tist Church Dea­con Board un­til his fail­ing health. He is pre­ceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Jewel John­son, his par­ents Mr. & Mrs. John­nie (Sweetie) John­son, five broth­ers and three sis­ters.

Thomas is sur­vived by one son, Mr. & Mrs. Ken­neth (Deb­o­rah) John­son; five grand­chil­dren, Ms. Key­wan­der Floyd, Shellinda, Bridget, Mr. & Mrs. Jarvis (Pa­trice) John­son and Mr. & Mrs. Ken­neth (April) Usher; three great-grand­chil­dren (Jas­mine, Bai­ley and Bryce); one sis­ter, Ms. Ruth Ivey; two broth­ers-in­law, four sis­ters-in-law, and a host of nieces, neph­ews, fam­ily and friends.

Funeral ser­vices for Thomas were held Wed­nes­day, July 30 at noon at Good Hope Bap­tist Church with Eu­lo­gist Rev. E. J. Tom­lin­son as­sisted by oth­ers. In­ter­ment was held at John­son Fam­ily Cemetery on Ste­wart Road in Cov­ing­ton, Ge­or­gia. Pall­bear­ers were the Springhill Reds Base­ball Team and Flo­ral At­ten­dants were his nieces.


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