Lakeshore Mortuary


James Leroy Johnson Sr.

13 May, 19366 February, 2021

James Leroy Johnson was born on May 13, 1936 in West Ely, MO and passed away on February 6, 2021 in PHOENIX, Arizona and is under the care of Lakeshore Mortuary.

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James Leroy Johnson Sr.

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Andrew a Johnson

17 February 2021

This is for Walter. We had a great time in the Philippines. Being stationed together was great I finally got to really know my younger brother a little better. James was a good mechanic, he came up to Sioux Falls and fixed the transmission on our car. He was a good brother. Wish we could have spent more time with him these past years.

Andreana johnson

17 February 2021

Going to school with James was an experience all of its own. When he found out that Walt liked me he started in with his tormenting and teasing. I was going steady with someone else so it caused me problems to no end. James and I always had a special closeness. We helped him get out of a lot of trouble with Betty,she and his children were the light of his life.It was him that arranged for me to sit on the broken spring of their couch the first time I met his parents. I never let on that it hurt. He was disappointed. Loved him much☺

Michelle Flores

17 February 2021

Papa Johnson,
You have giving me precious memories. Thank you for keeping the door unlock to your house for me to just walk on in to join the family in Guam. Thank you for the fond memory of your voice only singing Michelle ma belle outloud for me to hear. Nobody will ever sing it better than you. I love you. Give Momma Johnson a big kiss for me. Our condolences to the family. Prayers for strength and peace to all.

Vincent Edwards

17 February 2021

Dear Johnson's, I want you all to know your loss is also mine.
Dad "J" demonstrated his love in the advice, time and scolding (lol) he shared.
A few years ago dad visited me in the hospital at a time when he could no longer drive.

Those visits and laughter we shared took my mind and spirit away from all the mental and physical pain I was enduring.

Those visits brought tremendous comfort and joy, forwhich I am so grateful.

May God bless his soul and have his place prepared next to Mom at his table... Love Vincent Edwards

Bob Van Wyck

16 February 2021

The wedding ceremony of which I was a part was the greatest honor of my career.


14 February 2021

To the family of James L. Johnson Sr.
WE are saddened with the news of the passing of Jim.
Have only known each other for a few short months as a neighbor-friend at the Enclave in Chandler but always enjoyed an exchange of greeting as we saw each other in the common areas of the building.
Again--we are saddened with his passing and are sorry for your loss. A neighbor / friend couple at the Enclave.

Mona Rokusek

13 February 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss, I know James is in a better place and he’s with Betty , family means everything to all of us you guys are in my thoughts and prayers, love you Michelle & James

Scott & Dana White

11 February 2021

Much love and prayers for the whole Johnson Family as they all travel to Celebrate the Beautiful Life of the original JLJ. Many hugs to y’all.
Scott and Dana White

Vaness Hess

10 February 2021

My condolences to the Johnson family for the loss of your father/grandfather. May the many memories be a blessing & comfort for you all.

Vaness Hess
(Samantha's "Nana")