Thomasville Times Enterprise

Obituaries

September 23, 2013

George Alfred Johnson, Jr.

THOMASVILLE — Funeral services for George Alfred Johnson, Jr. of Cairo will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Cairo.  Rev. Alexander Mack and Rev. Sylvester Williams officiating services with interment to follow at Cairo City Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Dr. Jackie Williams, Willie Scott, Dennis Johnson, Shawn McNeil, Clifton Brown, Claxton Copeland, Herman Mannings and Alex Bentley.  Honorary pallbearers will be Franklin McCord, Sr., Alton Smith, Louis Copeland, Tommy Addison, Jeremiah Williams, Curtis Hatcher and Nathaniel Jolly.  Mr. Johnson was born on February 16, 1937 in Thomasville to George and Rosa Womack Johnson.  He was a member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Bainbridge and a graduate of Washington High School, Cairo.  Mr. Johnson wed Ms. Drucella Emanuel and their union continued until the time of his passing.  He was a lifelong resident of Thomasville and he departed this life on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.  Survivors to cherish his memory include his daughters Barbara Ray (Melvin) of Tallahassee, FL, Theresa Johnson (Dennis) of Jesup, Leather Lincoln (Will) of Tallahassee, FL and Reather Scott of Jacksonville, FL; sons Mark Williams of New York, NY, George Cooper (Angela) of South Carolina, Freddie Johnson and Bobby Anderson of Cairo; brothers Andrew Womack (Gloria) and Clifford Johnson (Carmen) of Bronx, NY and Allen Bryant (Margaret) of Cairo; sisters Helen McCord (Franklin) of Cleveland, OH, Allie Bentley of Cairo and Joan V. Smith of Thomasville; aunts Jeanette Johson of Cairo, Emory Johnson Mockabee of Boston, MA, Mildren Johnson of Detroit, MI and Frances Johnson of Atlanta; special grandson Rodriquez Jackson of Jacksonville, FL; 34 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 15 step-children, and a host of other relatives and friends.  The family will receive friends at Cloud Chapel from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. — Cloud Funeral Home

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