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Mr. Sammie Leroy Johnson, Sr., 73, of 104 Pine Top Drive, Eatonton, Georgia formerly of Americus, Georgia departed this life Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. Sammie was born on July 5, 1944. He was the youngest child of the late Rev. Joe S. Johnson and the late Bertha L. Jones Johnson.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving sisters and brothers, Annie Ruth Jackson, Helen Hooks, Lucille Hicks, Alice Colwell, Mary Smith, Edna Barbara, Naomi Mansfield, William Johnson, Walter Johnson and Amos Johnson; and in-laws, Frank Harvey, Sr., Johnny Walker, Emma Carter and Dorthory Ingram of Americus, Georgia.

 He attended the public schools of Sumter County where he later graduated in 1963. At an early age, he fellowshipped at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Webster County. Sammie enjoyed fishing, working in the garden, watching wrestling, and spending time with family and friends.

He leaves to celebrate his life his wife, Florine W. Johnson; their four loving children, Sammie Johnson, Jr. (Patricia Johnson), Robert Johnson, Sr. (Coffy Johnson), Roberta Johnson and LaShonda Swan (David Swan); ten devoted grandchildren and three great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly; two loving siblings, Bertha Paul of Battle Creek, Michigan, and Allen Johnson of East Orange, New Jersey; loving in-laws, Pearline Robinson (Ricky Robinson, Sr.) of Macon, Georgia, Willie Walker (Marie), Beatrice Walker, Rosa Mae Harvey and Willie Ben Carter, Sr., of Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces and nephews; three devoted nieces, Mattie, Nancy and Thelma; faithful cousin, Dorthory Johnson Thomas; and many loyal friends, including Phillip Harvey, Jack Harvey and “Blue” of Americus, Georgia, and “Doc” of Eatonton, Georgia.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Big Bethel Baptist Church, Americus, Georgia, Evangelist Thedora Sneed, officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Americus, Georgia. Viewing will be Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Eatonton, Georgia at Bernard’s Eatonton Chapel from 4:00-7:00 PM and in Americus, Georgia, Friday, June 1, 2018 at Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., Americus, Georgia 31709, (229) 924-3645.

Services entrusted to Bernard’s Family Funeral Care, LLC Eatonton, Georgia.


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  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Bernard's FFC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With deepest cousin as he would say at metalux everyday and. The Johnson family farewell !
    ~ Gwen Bryant   Americus, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With deepest cousin as he would say at metalux everyday and. The Johnson family farewell !
    ~ Gwen Bryant   Americus, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With deepest cousin as he would say at metalux everyday and. The Johnson family farewell !
    ~ Gwen Bryant   Americus, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With deepest cousin as he would say at metalux everyday and. The Johnson family farewell !
    ~ Gwen Bryant   Americus, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With deepest cousin as he would say at metalux everyday and. The Johnson family farewell !
    ~ Gwen Bryant   Americus, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With deepest cousin as he would say at metalux everyday and. The Johnson family farewell !
    ~ Gwen Bryant   Americus, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With Deepest Sympathy! Much love to the family.
    ~ Will LeRoy and Gail Grimes   South Fulton, GA
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Praying for the Johnson family may comfort an peace from the Lord help He is at rest now
    ~ lizzie sims   Americus, GA
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    We extend our Deepest Sympathy to The Johnson Family as we are praying with them during their hours of bereavement. The Sumter High Classmates of 1965, Americus, Georgia.Virginia Davis-Fench
    ~ Laura Virginia Davis-Fench   Americus, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With deepest cousin as he would say at metalux everyday and. The Johnson family farewell !
    ~ Gwen Bryant   Americus, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With deepest cousin as he would say at metalux everyday and. The Johnson family farewell ! I
    ~ Gwen Bryant   Americus, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With Deepest Sympathy! Our prayers are with you (my family).
    ~ Johnny and Minister Lue E. Hardnett   Conyers, GA
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    We extend our Deepest Sympathy to The Johnson Family as we are praying with them during their hours of bereavement. The Sumter High Classmates of 1965, Americus, Georgia.Virginia Davis-Fench
    ~ Laura Virginia Davis-Fench   Americus, GA
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    We extend our Deepest Sympathy to The Johnson Family as we are praying with them during their hours of bereavement. The Sumter High Classmates of 1965, Americus, Georgia.Virginia Davis-Fench
    ~ Laura Virginia Davis-Fench   Americus, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With deepest cousin as he would say at metalux everyday and. The Johnson family farewell ! I
    ~ Gwen Bryant   Americus, GA
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    We extend our Deepest Sympathy to The Johnson Family as we are praying with them during their hours of bereavement. The Sumter High Classmates of 1965, Americus, Georgia.Virginia Davis-Fench
    ~ Laura Virginia Davis-Fench   Americus, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With deepest cousin as he would say at metalux everyday and. The Johnson family farewell ! I
    ~ Gwen Bryant   Americus, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    With deepest cousin as he would say at metalux everyday and. The Johnson family farewell ! I
    ~ Gwen Bryant   Americus, GA
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Accept our heartfelt sympathy in your recent loss. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Nahum 1:7 Which reads: “Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Yes, our loving God is there for us if we allow him to help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez