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Mr.  Johnnie Day Jr., 88, formerly of McKenney, departed this Earthly life peacefully Tuesday night, Jan. 8, 2013, at his residence.  

Johnnie was born May 28, 1924, to the late John Day Sr. and Mamie Blackwell Day. He was a member of Big Bethel Baptist Church, McKenney, Va. In addition to his parents, Johnnie was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Fisher Day; a son, Willie A Mark; two grandsons, Marlon Jones and Michael Day; two sisters, Lillian E. Coleman and Julia Day Johnson.

He leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted daughter, Deneen Person (Charles) of McKenney; two sons, Theodore Day (Stephanie) of Pittsburgh, Clarence Marks of Richmond, Va.; a granddaughter he raised, Angela King (Kevin) of Richmond; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, James N. Coleman of Blackstone, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Louise F. Hunter of Richmond, Va., and Helen Fisher of Petersburg, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, to include Fain Washington, the Rev. Wanda F. Wallace, Ricky and Ashton Coleman.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the McKenney Chapel-Joseph M. Johnson and Son Funeral Home with the Rev Wanda F. Wallace officiating. Burial will commence at First Baptist Church Cemetery, McKenney. Family will assemble at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home on the day of the service. Final arrangements have been entrusted to the Joseph M. Johnson and Son Funeral Home, 11107 Doyle Blvd., McKenney, 804-478-4411. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made on our website at
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Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home - McKenney
11107 Doyle Boulevard P.O. Box 188
McKenney, VA 23872
(804) 478-4411
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Published in The Progress-Index on Jan. 10, 2013