SHELBY-- Rev. Melvin Johnson, 72, of 113 North Poston Street, passed away Tuesday Aug. 13, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Cleveland County, he was born Nov. 12, 1940, son of the late Melvin James and Rachel Johnson. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was past minister at Temple Baptist Church and he loved telling people about his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, he loved Christ with all his heart.
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In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Hall and Florence and John Elliott; and one brother, Robert Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Beverly Trulove Johnson of the home; two sons, Michael Johnson and wife Deborah of Hickory, and Darian Johnson of the home; two daughters, Susan Johnson and fiancé Johnny Lovett of Forest City, and Brandy Peters and husband James of Kings Mountain; one brother, Bob Roadcap and wife Darla of Shelby; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel of Shelby.
Officiating: Rev. Jimmy Black
Burial: will immediately follow in Sunset Cemetery
Funeral Home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family.
Memorials: Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000 or St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105
Online Condolences: www.claybarnette.com
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
1401 West Dixon Boulevard
Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star on Aug. 15, 2013