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Raymond Charles "R.C." Johnson Sr.


1930 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Raymond Charles "R.C." Johnson Sr. Obituary
The Rev. Raymond Charles "R.C." Johnson Sr., beloved father, grandfather and brother, entered a rest guaranteed to the people of God on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at historic Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 210 E. Harding St. Interment: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Pastor Johnson will lay in state from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, with a wake from 7 to 9 p.m., at historic Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Johnson was born March 16, 1930, in Karnack to the parentage of the late James and Mattie Johnson. He united with historic Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church after moving to Fort Worth in 1953, later becoming pastor in 1985. He served in the Korean War and worked at General Motors for over 32 years. He was very active in the community having served as precinct chairman for Precinct 1090 for over 50 years. He was an avid religious, civic and community worker who loved working his garden. Pastor Johnson was a true servant for the Lord, humble, gentle and meek in spirit, touching many lives in and around the city. He was preceded in death this January by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Juanita Johnson. She was the love of his life. Survivors: Son, Raymond Charles Johnson Jr. (Virginia); beautiful daughters, LaJuanda Johnson Cooper (K.C.) and Joye Johnson Franklin (Ernest); seven grandchildren, Kerrica Laake (Russell), Chicarla Richardson, Marcus Chappell, Kacey Cooper, Jason Johnson, Connally Franklin and McKeni Franklin; five great grandchildren, Kyairah Cooper, Shabazz Chappell, Kelian Chappell, Cooper Laake, and Maxwell Laake; brother, Superintendent John L. Johnson; sister, Audrey Williams; brothers-in-law, Willie E. Boyd (Elizabeth) and Tom D. Boyd (Della); goddaughter, Janett Allen; a host of nieces and nephews; associate minister, the Rev. Quenten Holloway; best friend, Turist Venable; and the historic Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church family and friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 24, 2014
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