James J "Sonny" Johnson, Jr.

 

Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.” John 16:22

James Johnson was born to the late James and Minnie Anderson on August 19, 1941. James made his transition from his earthly home on June 12, 2022.

At an early age, James joined Galilee Baptist Church. He worked for over 40 years at Central Baptist Church in Magnolia, Arkansas. He attended Columbia High. James enjoyed listening to music, dancing and gathering with family and friends. His loving spirit, sense of humor and kind heart made him loved by all.

James was preceded in death by his parents, James Junious Johnson and Minnie Anderson and his sisters Dorothy Anderson and Lois Anderson and life partner Marylean Green.

James leaves to cherish his memories, ten (10) children: Rodney Johnson, James Johnson III, Theresa Henderson (Theotis) Emerson, AR., Christopher Manning (Trina) Magnolia, Arkansas, Sherrell Manning, Haynesville, LA, Yolanda Green, Haynesville, LA., Andre’ Green, Sr., (Phoebe) Bossier City, LA., and Sonya Meadors (Corey) Lafayette, LA; Roderick Smith and Mario Smith, Magnolia Arkansas, his former spouse, Betty Johnson and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.