Cornelius Johnson

SNOW HILL - Mr. Cornelius Johnson, 90, died Monday morning January 27, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. A native of Greene County, he was born September 3, 1923, the son of Herbert and Minnie Ginn Johnson. As many of his generation, Mr. Johnson made his livelihood tending the land as a farmer. He took great pride in not only his row crops, but also the vegetable garden that he planted each year. Mr. Johnson believed strongly in helping his neighbors and as such was a charter member of Fort Run Fire Department and served as its Chief for more than twenty years. He was a member of Free Gospel PFWB Church. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, January 31, at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service with the Reverend Danny Hamm and the Reverend Terry Heath officiating. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 1, at Snow Hill Cemetery. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of 69 years, Martha Lee Sutton Johnson; a son, Danny Johnson and wife Janice, of Snow Hill; grandsons, Allen Johnson and wife Michelle, of Goldsboro and Jay Tyson and wife Mary, of Farmville; great-grandchildren, Brittany Johnson, Seth Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Anna Tyson and Chelsea Tyson; a great-great-grandchild, Jayden Johnson; sisters, Evelyn Johnson Chase of Snow Hill and Blanche Johnson Head of Newport News, Va.; and a brother, Hugh Johnson of Kenly. He was preceded in death by a beloved grandson, Neil Johnson. The family will receive friends on Friday immediately following the service and other times at the home of Danny and Janice Johnson, 22 Mooring Lane, Snow Hill. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Fort Run Fire Department, c/o Wendy Carter, 2231 Shine Road, Snow Hill, NC 28580 or Free Gospel PFWB Church, 145 Free Gospel Road, Snow Hill, NC 28580. Online condolences may be made at taylor-tyson.com. Arrangements are by Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

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Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service
117 Northwest 3rd Street Snow Hill, NC 28580
(252) 747-3675

Published in Free Press from Jan. 28 to Jan. 31, 2014