Vanis E. Johnson

August 24, 1937January 8, 2021

Vanis E. Johnson, of Grovetown GA, entered into rest on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Vanis was born in Jacksonville, FL on August 24th, 1937. He served in the US Army for more than 20 years, including tours in Korea and Vietnam, where he received numerous accommodations including the Bronze Star.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Man Hwa and his son Tommy Johnson.

He is survived by two brothers, Bobby and Terry Sanders, by his son Vanis Johnson, daughter Tina Browning (Jim) and son Billy Johnson. He was the proud grandfather to Via Johnson, Zeke Johnson, Spencer Johnson, Jimmy Browning, Katie Browning, Haley Browning, Will Johnson, Walker Johnson and great grandfather to Charley Johnson, Carter Johnson, Collin Johnson and Brooks Johnson as well as many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held graveside at Bellevue Memorial Gardens at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13th.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Vanis E. Johnson

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Susan Koss

January 13, 2021

Tina and Family,
May you find comfort in knowing you are not alone, you are surrounded by those who care for you.

Love always,
Susan, Robert and Kids

Haley Browning

January 12, 2021

Some of my favorite times growing up where the summers we got to travel to visit family and spend time at grandads house. I remember hitting golf balls in the back yard, picking up fruit from the trees, eating cucumbers with salt and pepper on the back porch and the strawberry candies that were always at his house. The shark game and train set under the living room couch, spending time with my cousins and always going to huddle house or Waffle House. I cherish these warm memories with and of my grandad and the time I was able to spend with him. I will miss him dearly. Love you grandad.

Jimmy Browning

January 12, 2021

Not sure why this always pops into my head when I think of my Grandfather, but every time I see, eat, or smell those cheese cracker sandwiches I’m instantly transported back to the summer time on the back porch listening to him talk. I know that in recent years it’s been difficult watching this wicked disease take more and more. Love and miss you Grandad.

Tina Browning

January 12, 2021

To my sweet Dad, this last year has been sad, not being able to visit you, but you were never far from my mind. I think about all the cups of coffee I have made for you and you always telling me, I love my coffee - coffee, coffee, coffee! Your picture was the last coffee time we were together on January 8th 2020. You are the only person no matter what I cooked for you, even if it was just a ham sandwich, it was always so good even before you had tasted it. I will miss all our rides together and you telling me how bad the traffic has gotten and saying “WOW, look at all the traffic”. It has not been the same for a while coming home and not seeing you sitting in your chair on the back porch. You have had a journey and I know it your was time and I am glad you are at peace, but I will miss your pretty blue eyes and smiling face. Love you much Dad.