Melvin E. Johnson

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Melvin E. Johnson, age 85. Sunrise April 25, 1935 and Sunset November 23, 2020.

Melvin E. Johnson AKA “Jim Dandy” was born on April 25, 1935 to the late Allen and Dorothy Johnson,in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He entered peaceful rest on November 23, 2020 at his residence.
Melvin was baptized and also attended school in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He attended Triedstone Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Melvin was employed at Clark Grave Vault, Nationwide Auto Parts, and Swan Cleaners in Columbus, Ohio.

At a young age, Melvin played baseball and he excelled at it. Melvin was an avid pool player. Melvin had a passion for gardening. He entered several contests at the Ohio State Fair Horticulture Competition. Melvin won many awards for his gardening skill. Melvin and his brother Louis were very competitive over who had the best garden. Melvin is preceded in death by his parents Allen and Dorothy Johnson; son, Melvin Johnson Jr.;daughter, Denise (Niecy) Johnson; brothers, Louis, O. C., Lee Arthur and William Johnson; sister, Verlena Headd.

He leaves to cherish his memories, sons; Eugene (Yolanda), Jerome (Sonya) and Freddie Johnson; daughters,Michelle (Bill) Collins, Pia and Pausha Johnson; stepchildren Curtis and LaSaundra Johnson, Robert and Dextray Barnett, Jackie McKinney, Billie and Marvin Patterson, Stephanie (Brent) Bracely; brother, James (Mary) Johnson; sisters, Dorothy (LeRoy) Brown and Diane (Robert) Harris; several grandchildren and step grandchildren. A host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

PRIVATE Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Saturday, November 28, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

A MASK AND TICKET IS MANDATORY.

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Condolence Messages

  1. My prayers and condolences to you and your family,and thank you,in peace Paula Carreker Heflin

  2. Jackie H Mckinney

    My stepfather Jim was the nicest man I ever met. He raised my daughter Toni and my nephew Michael like they were his own. My condolences to the family. Jim was truly a loved man and will be missed. Rest In Paradise Jim, love you always.

  3. Bruce and Sandra Harris

    To the family of Melvin Johnson,

    Although we did not know Melvin personally, we can clearly see from the photos and the comments that he had a significant impact in the lives of his family and friends. It’s nice to see how he remained a part of family gatherings and celebrations and the Love was evident. We also have gotten to know the heart of his sister, Diane and other family, so we know he received a wealth of love and care.
    Our thoughts and prayers for all of the family to find comfort in your time of loss.

    Lots of Love & Prayers

  4. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. No doubt you have made fond memories which would resurface from time to time. May those memories and God’s words in the Bible bring you some measure of comfort. Truly sorry for your loss.

  5. Brezianique Palmer

    I love yu papa..I wish I had more time with..until we meet again ur GRAND CHILDREN BREZIANIQUE AND MICHAEL..live always!!

  6. Well Jim, you have your wings and flying high with our Lord. I send my condolences to everyone. The service was live-streamed and I am happy to be able to see him until next time. He was a great man, the best grandpa anyone could have. My heart is heavy…

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