OBITUARY

James W. "JW" Johnson

June 6, 1948October 5, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of James after a lengthy illness. He is predeceased by one sister, Deborah. James leaves two children, Kischa Johnson of Birmingham, Alabama and Darius Smith, of Madison, Alabama; two grand children, Dylan and Daryn Smith; four siblings: three sisters, Phyllis Delk, Cynthia Owens, and Vanessa Bivens all of Birmingham, Alabama and one brother, Anthony Johnson of Chicago, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. James was one of the Foot Soldiers during the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s in Birmingham. He was a hard worker, and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was very funny and was always the life of the party. He was loved by everyone who knew him. James loved music and traveling. There will be a private interment at Elmwood Cemetery. To ensure the health and safety of all there will be a planned celebration of his life for family and friends at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made in his name to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute or Alzheimer's of Central Alabama.

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Chatman Family

October 19, 2020

I pray that God give you strength to get though this, I know how it feels, the loss of my big Sister Girlena Chatman and now James. I know what you are going though, but God will give you the courage and you will heal in time...I miss my Sister but I know her and James talking among themselves...lol
Just remember that I will always have you in my prayer cousins and hope that we can get together soon after this Pandemic...Stay bless, Stay Safe, and wear your mask....

From You Loving Chatman Family in Cleveland
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Jo Ann Goode

October 10, 2020

Jo Ann Goode

October 10, 2020

JW rest in peace. You was a good friend you will be missed. You could sing, tell jokes, and was the life of a party. Glad i was blessed to have known you.

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