WILBERT H. JOHNSON, 97, of Detroit, Mich., died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Born May 10, 1915, in Marion, Ala., he was a son of the late Albert and Mamie Johnson. He worked for Ford Motor Co., Detroit for 32 years. Surviving are special friend, Ida Williams; children, EL (Joyce) of Detroit, Violet (Don) Johnson and Julia (Billie) Hicks, both of Atlanta, Ga., and David (Mary) Johnson of Fort Wayne; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Lou Mayes of Marion, Ala.; and brother, Albert (Nancy) Johnson Jr. of Marion, Ala. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Bertha Mae Woods, Katie Ruth Bell and Mamie Ree Johnson-White; and brothers, Walter, Sidney, Elbert, Gilbert, Hugh Lee, and Earlee Johnson. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Detroit.

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, 2013