ELON - Mr. Ronnie William Johnson Sr., 56, of 3437 Shepherd Road, Lot #69, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at his residence.
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He was the son of Mr. James V. Johnson and Mrs. Sadie Slade Johnson of Burlington.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his former wife, Mrs. Joan Roberson of Anderson, S.C.; sons, Ronnie W. Johnson Jr. (Tonya) of Burlington and Jonathan Harrington of Greensboro; daughters, Shelby Wilson (Russell) and Amisha Johnson, both of South Carolina, and Tanisha Gant of Burlington; brothers, Claven Ike Johnson (Nancy) of Idaho and Dennis Lee Johnson (Sandra) of Nashville, Tenn., sister, Linda Faye Johnson of Graham; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one brother, James Johnson.
He was a self-employed ventriloquist for many years. He enjoyed people and entertaining. Ronnie loved his children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 2:00 PM at Ebenezer United Church of Christ with the Rev. Dr. Larry E. Covington speaking words of comfort. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, the body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. at Ebenezer UCC. The family will arrive at 1:30 p.m. Public viewing will be Monday, March 18, 2013, from 1 to 8 PM in the Roy Blackwell Chapel of Blackwell Funeral Home, Burlington. At other times the family will receive visitors and friends at the home of his parents, Mr. James V. Johnson and Mrs. Sadie Slade Johnson, 1210 Wallace St., Burlington, N.C.
Services entrusted to Blackwell Funeral Home, Burlington, N.C.
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2013