Mr. Johnnie Day Jr., 88, formerly of McKenney, departed this Earthly life peacefully Tuesday night, Jan. 8, 2013, at his residence.
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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 www.johnsonservices.us.
Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home - McKenney
11107 Doyle Boulevard P.O. Box 188
McKenney, VA 23872
Published in The Progress-Index on Jan. 10, 2013