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A funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Melvin D. Johnson Sr. will be held Friday at 11 am at Washington Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson departed this life December 31, 2016 at his residence in Youngstown, OH. Mr. Johnson was born December 26, 1947 in Youngstown, a son of Edward and Mary Johnson. He was a 1965 graduate of South High School and served in the United States Army. He was an avid sports fan of all Ohio teams especially the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He was formerly employed with Schwebels Baking Co. retiring after 24 years of loyal service. He dedicated his time to serving as a little league baseball and football coach and was known to the team as "Coach Coon."
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving children Melvin D. Johnson Jr. Crystal Johnson, Tonya Blunt, Sheila
Johnson, Darrien Ford, Andre Ford and Treven Johnson; his sisters, Dorothy Jackson, Gewn Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson; his brothers, Edward, Robert, Brian and Alvin Johnson; 18 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Ruth Young, Mary Helen Johnson-Curry, Carol Ann Johnson; two brothers, William Young and John L. Johnson.

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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc.
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017
    It's with great sadness that Darrien informed me of Mel's passing. I worked with him many years. Always had a kind word and smile. The Lord's gain, our loss... rest in peace Mel
    ~ Nicolae Hans   Austintown, OH
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    Rest in peace Mel. A good person to work with. We had some good times together after work too.
    ~ Andy Hall   Canfield, OH