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Deacon Richard Johnson was born on May 21, 1947, in Natchez, MS. He was the fourth of twelve children born to the late Johana and Mose Johnson. Richard departed this life February 15, 2013, at his home. He is preceded in death by a sister, Stella Stein Anderson.
Richard was an alumnus of Sadie B. Thompson High School, Natchez Junior College, Natchez, MS, and Jackson State University, Jackson, MS. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and a dedicated employee of Delphi (Packard Electric/General Motors) of Clinton, MS, for over thirty years. He also served as the District 7 IUE Local #698 President for 15 years.
Those left to cherish Mr. Johnson's memories include: a loving and devoted wife, Lucy Johnson of Edwards, MS; two children, Stephanie Anita Johnson of Pearl, MS, and Richard LuShun Johnson (Krystal) of Jackson, MS.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 23, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Ratliff Chapel MB Church of 3656 HWY 22 E., Edwards, MS; visitation is scheduled for 10am - 7pm Friday, February 22, 2013, at Lakeover Funeral Home of 1525 Beasley Rd., Jackson, MS.
Lakeover Funeral Home
1525 Beasley Road
Jackson, MS 39206
Published in Clarion Ledger from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2013