Mr. James "Jimmy" Flemming Johnson, loving brother, Dad, caring Uncle and devoted friend, passed away Monday, June 9, 2008 in the Hutcheson Medical Center.
Jimmy, as he was known by most people, was born November 18, 1940, in Chattooga County, Georgia, the son of the late Lovett and Surlina Ryles Johnson. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bruce and Mary Stamper Johnson and Louis and mary Ryles. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Bankston, and two brothers, Frank (Sonny) Johnson and Thomas (Billy) Johnson.
Jimmy attended the Chattooga County School system and worked most of his adult life for the Southern Railroad System, traveling all over the country. He loved sharing his travel adventures with his nephew, Undra, so he could seek the beauties and exciting parts of the cities in our country. Jimmy could best be remembered in the last ten years as a man that treasured the lawn work he provided for families in the community. He was blessed to have those who watched over him in his period of declining health and truly treasured them all.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sister and caregiver, Hazel Finley, Mark Price, Edna Shropshire, Edward Sewell, Hellene Wooten, John Junior Adams, of Summerville; Mary B. Daniel of Rome; one brother, Rufus Franklin and Annie Mae Johnson; Secial nephew and caregiver, Theon Finley, summerville, and Undra Finley of Chattanooga; Special neices, Sharon and Niecy Wooten and Chelsea Bankston, Summerville, Markela Findley of Atlanta. He had three children, Eddie Farmer of Summerville, sheila and Gardell Johnson of Chickamauga; eight grandchildren; special friends, Brenda Burke, Deforest and Leon Scott, Cicero Rounsaville, Lee Edward Powell, all of Summerville and Shirley McConnell of Rome; other nieces, cousins, and a host of friends survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Johnson will be held Friday, June 13, 2008, at 1:00 PM in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend James Loveless and other ministers officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Friday, June 13, 2008, from 11:30 AM until the service hour.
Mason Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. For guestbook, please go online to www.masonfuneralhome.com.