OBITUARY

Johnny C. Pope III

August 22, 1956April 25, 2021
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On August 22, 1956, in Houston, Texas, a baby boy was born to the proud parents Johnny C. Pope Jr. and Audrey J. Pope. They lovingly named him Johnny Calvin Pope III (JP). He was the second child of four. Johnny accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Pure Light Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorship of the Late Rev. Joseph Brown Sr. There he served as a junior usher. Many years later JP joined Greater Pure Light Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorship of Rev. Darryl Broussard, where he served as the president of the usher board for a period. In 2019 JP joined Greater Mt. Lebanon under the leadership of Pastor A.B. Walker, where he served as an usher.

Johnny was educated in the Houston Independent School District and graduated from Kashmere Senior High School in 1974. JP was first employed by Borden Ice Cream Company at the age of 14. He tried his hand at various jobs, until he finally settled at the United States Postal Service where he retired with 30 plus years under his belt. In 1977, Johnny met and married Mellanies Walker and to this union 2 daughters were born, Alisha and Mellanies and he gained 2 sons, Johnnie, and Damon. Johnny later met Deborah Whitaker and together they had 5 children: Jessica, Jay C., JaLisa, Johnny, and Jasmine.

Johnny enjoyed life and could often be found barbecuing those melt in your mouth ribs he was known for. Johnny departed this life on April 25, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father Johnny C. Pope Jr. He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother Audrey Pope; siblings: Charmain Armstrong, George Pope and Youlanda Britten (Jeff); children: Johnnie Walker, Damon Walker (Chantee), Alisha Broom (LaQuinton), Mellanies Shaw, Jessica Whitaker, Jay C. Whitaker, JaLisa Whitaker, Johnny C. Pope IV (Destinee), and Jasmine Pope; grandchildren: John, Christopher, Zoe, Skylar, Imari, Quinton, J'Micah, Dominick, Zavier, Amya, Alyssa, Jayden, Nyla, Kanecia, Quenzell, Kniyah, Khing, Peyton Tobar, Carmisha, CaMora, & Carmiyyah. A special friend and confidant Vicki Sneed of Tennessee along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of other family members and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Sharon Samuel

May 4, 2021

JP was a very respectful guy seeing him in the parades an over his home was always smiling an made you welcome JP will be missed an to the Polk Family you have my condolences
From Sha Sha an The Samuel-Hall Family
Alfonso Wallace Daddy Mack George Ray an Donnis an Sam Betnard.

Paula Davis-Walker

May 3, 2021

Cousin Johnny,

My heart is so heavy since hearing the news of your passing. You’re loved so very much by your Colorado family and we’re going to miss seeing you at future family reunions, they’re not going to be the same without you.

Our very deepest condolences to JP’s entire family.

In my prayers,

Paula and Malcolm 🖤

Shy Chapman

May 3, 2021

We will miss you forever and always. I remember your big smile and warm heart. I will always remember our phone calls just calling to check on us and loving your Denver family . My deepest condolences.

Steve & Sylvia Collier

May 3, 2021

The family has our deepest sympathy in the passing of Mr. Johnny Pope. He was a wonderful friend & neighbor. He will be greatly missed and will never be forgotten. Rarely you find a neighbor like him. You all are in our prayers. May God bless you all.

Sincerely, Steve & Sylvia Collier.

Big Mish

May 3, 2021

HTOWN! Man cousin Johnny! You will be truly missed. Thank you for always showing nothing but love for us. You being on the late shift I never felt bad for calling or texting at midnight knowing you’d hit me right back! May you rest in peace! To the rest of the family, I send my deepest condolences and prayers this is a huge loss but God will see us through! I love you all 💙💙💙

Pamela Randolph

April 30, 2021

Blessings to the entire Pope family. Johnny was a fun loving guy. I’m grateful to have met him. Love and prayers to you all. May the Holy Spirit comfort you.

Deandrea Dirden

April 28, 2021

I'm from Texas, I have never had Bbq that was OUTSTANDING. I couldn't wait for family reunions, because I knew we were going to have some GOOD bbq.

Ingrid Carter

April 27, 2021

When I used to come through with those Express Sacks looking a lil confuse 😂Pope use to always say you forgot again we would just start laughing. He’ll get the sacks and start throwing them for me. Such a nice guy Pope rest in Heaven.

Lagonia Hayes

April 27, 2021

My Sincere Condolences to the family. I worked with Pope during some of my time in Houston Texas when I was at the United States Postal Service and I am sooo glad that are friendship was a special one. I was in Texas by way of Chicago and will never forget some of our Laughs and experiences we had working together🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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