Melvin J. Johnson

Melvin James Johnson, 86, of Chester, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Chippenham Medical Center.

He was the son of the late Fletcher and Pearl Jefferson Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a United States Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #2 in Petersburg.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marie Johnson; children, Mark Johnson and wife, Kara, of Chesterfield, Steve Johnson of Texas, Kim Merriweather, Susan Tapscott and husband, Tommy, of Scottsville, and Bill Morgan and wife, Cathy, of Kents Store; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Huff of Ohio.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index on June 11, 2014