Wilbert Johnson, 52, formerly of Villa Ridge, Illinois, went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2009. He was born July 30, 1956 to Raymond and Rosie Johnson (both deceased). Growing up, Wilbert enjoyed fishing with his brothers and sisters and hunting wild game that he would prepare for family and friends. Wilbert graduated at the top of his class from West Kentucky State in Paducah, Kentucky.
Wilbert met his loving wife Delores (Shepherd) Johnson while a member of Southeast Apostolic Mission Church. They married on April 6, 1985 and he became a son to her parents, Elder D. Otis and Ruby Shepherd; and brother to Daniel Shepherd; Vanessa (Shepherd) Anthony; Yvonne (Donald) Crockett; and Victoria (Jamie) Carter.
Each morning Delores would awaken to hear Wilbert gently whisper,