EARLEE JOHNSON, 81, departed this life on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Feb. 9, 1931, in Marion, Ala., he was the ninth child of 12 children and a son of the late Albert and Mamie Johnson. He was drafted in the United States Army in 1953, was honorably discharged in 1955. He was a member of Greater Progressive Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memory one sister, Mary Lou Mayes of Marion, Ala.; two brothers, Albert (Nancy) Johnson Jr. of Marion, Ala. and Wilbert Johnson of Detroit, Mich.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Bertha Mae Woods, Katie Ruth Bell and Mamie Ree Johnson-White; and five brothers, Walter, Sidney, Elbert, Gilbert, and Hugh Lee Johnson. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Greater Progressive Baptist Church, 2215 John St. Calling is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Ellis Funeral Home, 1021 E. Lewis St. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 30, 2012