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Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home

1806 East Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI

OBITUARY

DONALD J. JOHNSON

October 8, 1921July 26, 2020

Of Horton, Michigan joined his wife of 66 years Thelma, in Heaven on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at the age of 98. He is survived by his four children, Terry (Donna) of LA Porte, Indiana; Gary (Janice) of Parma, Michigan. Daughters: Judy Mueller of Hillsdale, Michigan, and Jan Johnson of Concord, Michigan; 22 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; sister, Doris Lampman of Parma, Michigan. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by son, Rick son-n-law, Ron Mueller; sisters, Irene White of Davison, Michigan, and Helen Gordon of Litchfield, Michigan; brothers, Avery, Wallace, and Merrill. Donald was born to Avery and Ethel (Polling) Johnson in Hudson, Michigan on October 8, 1921. Graduated from Addison High School 1941 and from Tri-State College in 1953. Served 3-1/2 years in the Army Air Force during WWII. Worked 18-1/2 years with Clark Equipment Company in Jackson, Michigan, and in Brazil. Pastored at Shining Light Missionary Baptist Church from 1967 to1971. Was called to full time ministry at North Reading Baptist Church, then at Jackson Bible Church on an interim basis. Also pastored at First Baptist Church of Wellston, Michigan, from 1977 to 1986 when he retired. Did interim pastoring at Vandercook Baptist Church post-retirement and also filled pulpits at various churches in the Jackson area. He was a current member of Vandercook Baptist Church (703 E. McDevitt Ave. Jackson, MI 49203) where a Celebration of his life will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends for visitation at the Church from 11:00 a.m. that day, until the time of service. In keeping with Covid-19 guidelines, visitors will be reminded to practice social distancing and wear a face covering. He will be laid to rest next to his wife at Spring Arbor Cemetery.

Services

  • A Celebration of his life will be held at Vandercook Baptist Church (703 E. McDevitt Ave. Jackson, Mi 49203) on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends for visitation at the Church from 11:00 a.m. that day, until the time of service. In keeping with Covid-19 guidelines, visitors will be reminded to practice social distancing and wear a face covering. He will be laid to rest next to his wife at Spring Arbor Cemetery.

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

Memories

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Renee White

July 28, 2020

Words have escaped me as memories flood my soul. I just can’t help but think of you and the reunion that is happening. So many words and songs flood my mind JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE I can still hear you singing it. I am a follower believer and worker for God because of you. Thinking of you often and all those you have touched dear Heavenly Father we give you a servant of many. Rest now see you later love you pastor 😓

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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