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Mr. Calvin Lee Johnson, 61, of 3721 Gull Road, Temple Hill, Md., and formerly of 357 Canal St., Petersburg, Va., entered eternal rest and peace Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Md.
A native of Petersburg, Va., he was the son of Eddie Sr. and Mary Johnson. Calvin was a self employed skilled carpenter servicing the Petersburg and Maryland areas. He also worked a number of years with Vatica Construction Company in Kenilworth, Md. Calvin was a member of Royal Baptist Church, Petersburg. Calvin served his country in the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Eddie Sr. and Mary D. Johnson; grandmother, Ella Dials; and a nephew, Karl Johnson.
Left to cherish his memory are: a devoted wife of 20 years, Mae Linda Johnson; two daughters, Carmesha Goodwyn (Sean) of Petersburg, and Meshawn Mason (U.S. Air Force) San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Lamont Hall (Kina) of Md., and Jamell Hall (Patrice) of Lacey, Wash.; four grandsons, Demonte Parham, Amari Hall, Jayden Hall and Anthony Nixon; three granddaughters, Delaney Goodwyn, Alexis Hall and Angelica Hall; three sisters, Shirley Curry (William), Delores Bland, and Mary Johnson, all of Petersburg; five brothers, Eddie Johnson Jr. (Beatrice), Harvey Johnson, William Johnson, and Kevin Johnson, all of Petersburg; half brother, John Harrison of Washington, D.C.; 12 nieces and nephews, Kym Harden (Marvin) of Clinton, Md., Revita Curry of Raleigh, N.C., Lorenzo Johnson (Janine) of Petersburg, Antonio Johnson (Sherry) of Colonial Heights, Harvey Johnson Jr. of Petersburg, LeDonta Johnson (Jackie) of Prince George, Charane Johnson of Peekskill, N.Y., Devonta Johnson of Petersburg, PFC Erric Johnson (Shaunta) of Fort Eustis, Tatiyana Johnson of N.C., Tony, Courtney and Shawn Slade of Petersburg. Calvin also leaves to cherish his memories a host of great-nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral service for Mr. Calvin Lee Johnson of 3721 Gull Road, Temple Hill, Md., who departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at southern Maryland, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 2223 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, the Rev. Jeffrey L. Reaves, pastor, and the Rev. Dr. Phillip Williams of Royal Baptist Church, Petersburg, eulogist. Interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 119 N. Plain Drive, Petersburg, and may be contacted by calling 301-922-7509 or 804-451-9304 and 25317 Cox Road, Petersburg, and may be contacted by calling 804-919-4209.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Johnson at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Sept. 16 to Sept. 19, 2013