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Reverend John Roosevelt Johnson

Reverend John Roosevelt Johnson
  • November 30, 1932 - December 21, 2016
  • Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Memorials may be made to
  • Ashley River Baptist Church
    1101 Savannah Hwy.
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of comfort, comfort and strengthen the family during this difficult time. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Yvonne Eddings - North Charleston, SC

“Jodell, You have my sympathy in loosing your partner of many years. My prayer is for your peace. We know John is with his Heavenly Father.Aileen ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Aileen Black - Asheville, NC


Reverend John Roosevelt Johnson, 84, of Charleston, SC, husband of Jodell Umthun Johnson entered into eternal rest Wednesday, December 21, 2016. His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Hwy. at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday in the J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

John was born November 30, 1932 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Jerry Olee Johnson and Evelyn Sara Morris Johnson. John was a graduate of Rivers High School and retired from the Army after 20 years of service as a Master Sergeant in Special Forces. He then earned his Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. John pastored for twenty years before retiring. He was a member of Ashley River Baptist Church.

John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jodell; daughters: Julie Yates of Toano, VA, Joan Bose of Charlotte, NC, and Kathy Jo Johnson of Roanoke, VA; and six grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brothers: Jerry O. Johnson, Jr. and Henry Morris Johnson; and sister, Joyce Hatchell.

Memorials may be made to Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407.