Roland Johnson, Jr


Roland Scott Johnson Jr. was born November 22, 1964 to Roland Johnson, Sr and Norma Jean Saine. The Johnson’s built their home in the Southfield neighborhood. Here, Roland found a love of cars and motorcycles, community, and family.

Roland was a graduate of Marion Franklin High School. He played baseball and basketball. Roland also began to repair vehicles with his best friend Vincent Jones. After High School Roland joined the Army branch of the Military. He served proudly until his release. At this time Roland was blessed with his loving son Roland Jamel Johnson. Roland returned to Columbus where he attended trade school. Roland became a master insulator and was a proud union brother of Frost and Insulation 50 Columbus/Dayton.

To his family and friends, Roland was known for his kind heart. He was always there to lend a helping hand. Roland would sing all of the time. He could be quite the jokester, telling silly jokes to make everyone laugh.

Roland was preceded in death by his parents, Roland Johnson Sr. and Norma Jean Saine; and sister, Elania “Sissy” Johnson.

Roland is survived by his partner, Vanessa Poindexter; son, Roland “Jamel” Johnson; stepson, Tyreece Massey; grandchildren, Lemaj Johnson, Javeah Johnson, Azzaria Chandler, and Kennedy Massey; siblings, Rebecca Johnson Peaks, Steve (Pat) Johnson, and Jerri Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and extended family.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Thursday, February 18, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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  1. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time.May God be be with you and your family you have our deepest condolences
    Harvey and Donita Brooks

  2. To the Johnson family I’m sorry for your loss Roland was a good friend of mine for years It hurts badly Roland n I was both against the way things happened we both had each other’s back when it came to times like that that’s why it hurts so much,But the good thing is they caught the people who did it it has been a great pleasure to know the Johnson family whom I ve known all my live thank you for the family outings n everything God bless you all DJ THIS HURTS BRO

  3. The Massey’s Family

  4. The Glover and The Fair Families

    To The Johnson Family:
    We continue to pray peace, comfort, and healing over the entire family during this time. We love Roland, miss the days of his smile and laughter. We’ve been neighbors, friends, and family for years.
    We love y’all

  5. My sincere condolences to the Johnson family . So sorry for the loss of my friend Roland.
    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

  6. Condolences to the Johnson Family.My lifelong friend will be missed.Rest easy my cat.

  7. We are praying for the Johnson Family. Roland is a family friend and we will miss him.

  8. Mr Roderick McCoy

    Our condolences and prayers to the Johnson family, friends and love ones…R.I.P Roland

  9. Sending Prayers and Condolences to the Johnson Family. Roland was a Good Man and Friend to Tracy. We were Sorry to hear about his Passing. He may be Gone but Never Forgotten. Roland will be Missed.

    The Anderson Family

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

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