Bobby Earl Johnson

Published 6:00 am Friday, April 2, 2004

Services for Bobby Earl Johnson of Brookhaven are 2:30 p.m.,Monday, April 5, at Avery Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Churchwith burial in Carver Heights Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson, 58, died March 30, 2004, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. He was born in Baton Rouge, La., on Nov. 7, 1945.

He was a retired truck driver, and was a member of Avery Chapel.He was a 1964 graduate of Alexander High School and a 1966 graduateof Utica Junior College. He also attended Jackson StateUniversity.

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Preceding him in death were his adoptive parents, Isaac andWillie Mae Johnson; a brother, Donald Ray Jones; and his godmother,Ernestine Johnson.

Survivors are his wife, Shirley Johnson of Brookhaven; hismother, Mary Peterson of Seattle, Wash.; his father, Denon Jones ofOgden, Utah; his daughters, Lisa Emerson of Meridian, Tonya Jones,LaTosha Johnson and Tamara Johnson, all of Brookhaven, ShaylaJohnson of Fort Polk, La., and Tanisha Romero of Salt Lake City,Utah; his sons, Ruben Johnson of Roy, Utah, Ronald Johnson ofOgden, and Bobby Johnson of Atlanta, Ga.; his sons-in-law, KennyEmerson of Meridian, and Bobby Romero of Salt Lake City; hissisters, Joyce Parker of Brookhaven, Valerie Love of Summit,Virginia Ghana of California, and Linda Jones and Rita Sanchez,both of Seattle, Wash.; and his brothers, Samuel Banks of Jackson,and Terry Jones, Kim Jones, Michael Green and Patrick Sanchez, allof Seattle.