B.R. (Johnny) Johnson, age 83 of Oneida, TN passed from this life on February 11, 2021. He was surrounded by his wife and children. He will be remembered by his family as a loving man of God, a great teacher, and for always whistling the praises of God. Whenever he went missing while shopping with the family, we would just follow the melody to find him.
Pastor B.R. (Johnny) Johnson was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and pastor. His love for the word of God was known by anyone he came in contact with. He could quote scripture chapter and verse. He believed God had the answer to any question you may have. Serving God was his life. He made a commitment to serve God when he left the Army and never turned back. He founded and pastored The Anointed Church of the Living God in Cincinnati for four years. He came to Oneida TN in 1971 and pastored in several locations before building and establishing a church on Letner Rd. (The Anointed Church of the Living God). There he preached and taught the word. Many souls traveled through the church that have been trained to become great leaders. Pastor Johnson always wanted the children to be taught about the love of God and that was included in his mission statement.
Pastor Johnson is preceded in death by two infant children, James Reed and Lisa Ann, by his dad and mother, Dillard Johnson, Eva Durham Johnson. Three brothers; Rolly Madden, Silas Presley, and Fred Johnson. Five sisters; Thelma Freeman, Juanita Napier, Geraldine Enix, Edith Witt and Gail Simpson. Two sons in law; Gary Phillips and Marvin Mayfield. One grandson Phillip Johnson.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 63 years, Shirley Moore Johnson. His children: Eva Mayfield, Anita Phillips, Chris & Jerry Terry, John & Sheila Johnson, and Angel & Steve Hicks. Three sisters: Inez Peters, Betty Lou Sizemore, Madge Sizemore. grandchildren: Brad & Jennifer Mayfield, Jody & Mary Ann Mayfield, Stephen & Tia Mayfield, David & Jenica Mayfield, Charity & Dennis Byrd, Carissa & Chris Lowe, Rebecca & Stephen Pendergrass, Kenya Johnson, John & Brooke Terry, Monica Terry, Stacy & Chris Norwood, Corey & Danna Johnson, Brittney & Grant Sexton, John Franklin Johnson, Jessica & Chance Terry, Ashley & Shannon Anderson, and Steven & Rachel Hicks. 36 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. And many nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the Johnson family on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Anointed Church of the Living God on Letner Road with Bro. John Johnson and Bro. Brad Mayfield officiating.
Burial will follow in the Scott Memorial Gardens in Oneida.
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Johnny Johnson.
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