Pine Crest Funeral Home & Pine Crest Cemetery

1939 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Mobile, AL


James Birtel Johnson Jr.

February 12, 1946January 30, 2020

James "JB" Birtel Johnson Jr., age 73, of Mobile, Alabama passed away on Thursday January 30, 2020. He was born on February 12, 1946 to James "Bert" B. Johnson Sr. and Velma V. Johnson. He was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama.

JB graduated from McGill Institute and attended the University of South Alabama. He retired from the Alabama State Docks after 38 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Carolyn Miller and Jane Walker. Survived by two his children, James "Tripp" B. Johnson and wife, Lauren, of Anniston and Jamie Louise Johnson of Birmingham; two grandchildren Anne Elizabeth and Katherine James Johnson; sister Myrt Talbott and husband, Ernie, of Ocean Springs, MS.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11 AM at Pine Crest Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to Catholic Charities of Mobile, AL; 188 S. Florida St. Mobile, AL. 36606.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 8, 2020


James Birtel Johnson Jr.

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Jason Golden

February 7, 2020

JB was a great friend to me for more than a decade. He was already kind and thoughtful asking how my family was and always talking about his children! I will miss him and our conversations! God Bless! Jason Golden

Laura Singleton

February 7, 2020

JB was so precious to me ❤️ There aren’t enough words to describe the good things he did! He loved his babies and talked about them all the time. He will be truly missed. It was a privilege to be his coworker and friend!