OBITUARY

Bishop James C. Johnson Sr.

September 22, 1946March 10, 2019
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Bishop James Charles Johnson, Sr. was born in Yoakum, Texas on September 22, 1946 to Essick Johnson, Sr. and Josie Mae Turner. He passed on March 10, 2019.

He attended Ashburg School in Yoakum. He continued his education at ACC.

He married Donna Kay Cleveland on March 9, 1984. He founded True Hope Church of God in Christ on November 1986. Later it was changed to True Hope Church Ministries. He retired from the City of Austin on September 21, 2001.

He was loved by everyone that was connected to him. He was always helping other people, especially those who were in need. He loved his family and every year he made sure there was a Johnson Family Reunion.

Praising God was something that he took pleasure in doing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, seven siblings, and a son.

He is survived by his loving wife for 35 years, Donna Kay Johnson; his sons, Jontel Johnson, James C. Johnson, Jr., Otis Mack (Erica), and Titus Mack; daughter, Diane Griffin; five grandsons, James C. Johnson III, John Everick Johnson (Brittney), Jarel Kenya Johnson, Jaden Mack, and Nigel Johnson; five granddaughters, Shavondra Johnson, Shante Harris, Yazmine Griffin, Jhournee Spivey, and Ashley Mack; three great-grandsons; six great-granddaughters; his brothers, Will Johnson, James Ray Ford, and Clarence Johnson; his sisters, Ella Mae Giles, Carolyn Carter, and Olivia Johnson; as well as a host of other family and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • He is preceded in death by his parents, seven siblings, and a son.

    He is survived by his loving wife for 35 years, Donna Kay Johnson; his sons, Jontel Johnson, James C. Johnson, Jr., Otis Mack (Erica), and Titus Mack; daughter, Diane Griffin; five grandsons, James C. Johnson III, John Everick Johnson (Brittney), Jarel Kenya Johnson, Jaden Mack, and Nigel Johnson; five granddaughters, Shavondra Johnson, Shante Harris, Yazmine Griffin, Jhournee Spivey, and Ashley Mack; three great-grandsons; six great-granddaughters; his brothers, Will Johnson, James Ray Ford, and Clarence Johnson; his sisters, Ella Mae Giles, Carolyn Carter, and Olivia Johnson; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Services

22 March

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home

14501 North Interstate 35
Pflugerville, Texas 78660

23 March

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Deliverance Temple Worship Center

1607 Dessau Rodge Lane
Austin, Texas 78754

25 March

Committal Service

11:00 am

Tippen Cemetery

Old Cuero Road
Yoakum, Texas 77995

REMEMBERING

Bishop James C. Johnson Sr.

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James Johnson

March 21, 2019

I remember going fishing as a kid in the country . My Aunty Ruth Ella and Uncle Lionne was on a farm or Ranch with a small Lake. Me, my mom, my brother Jontel and Dad J. C. Johnson Sr and grandmother Bernie Jones . Went fishing and I had a big Bass on my rod and reel and my Dad Bishop J. C. Johnson Sr. help me reel it in. And said the Bass was mine . Made me feel like a teenager but I was under 10.

Felissa (Lisa) Spivey Martin

March 16, 2019

Mrs Donna and family
So sorry for your lost. May God continue to give you strength in this time of sorrow. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.

Arthur Ellis

March 16, 2019

Praying in Jesus name for healing and for strengthen for the family God will wipe away all tears from thou eyes and he not put no more on you then you can bear much love for the family cousin James will be missed now he is with Jesus and the rest of the family Be strong cousin Donna ❤⚘🌷💞God got your back.

Regina Spivey

March 16, 2019

PawPaw James....your kind heart, gentle spirit, loving soul will forever be great memories in my heart. I promise to take care of Mrs. Donna and Fancy for you! Love you sir!

Pat Patterson

March 13, 2019

My prayers and condolences to the family. I will always remember the times of fellowship at church. You always cease the opportunity to praise and dance before the Lord in His presence.

Michael Jones

March 13, 2019

Thank you for the good times Bishop. To the family our sincere condolences. Thank you for your kindness in givimg.

Ruby and Tami Loving Bookman

March 12, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to each and every one of you🙏🙏🙏

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Biography

Bishop James Charles Johnson, Sr. was born in Yoakum, Texas on September 22, 1946 to Essick Johnson, Sr. and Josie Mae Turner. He passed on March 10, 2019.

He attended Ashburg School in Yoakum. He continued his education at ACC.

He married Donna Kay Cleveland on March 9, 1984. He founded True Hope Church of God in Christ on November 1986. Later it was changed to True Hope Church Ministries. He retired from the City of Austin on September 21, 2001.

He was loved by everyone that was connected to him. He was always helping other people, especially those who were in need. He loved his family and every year he made sure there was a Johnson Family Reunion.

Praising God was something that he took pleasure in doing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, seven siblings, and a son.

He is survived by his loving wife for 35 years, Donna Kay Johnson; his sons, Jontel Johnson, James C. Johnson, Jr., Otis Mack (Erica), and Titus Mack; daughter, Diane Griffin; five grandsons, James C. Johnson III, John Everick Johnson (Brittney), Jarel Kenya Johnson, Jaden Mack, and Nigel Johnson; five granddaughters, Shavondra Johnson, Shante Harris, Yazmine Griffin, Jhournee Spivey, and Ashley Mack; three great-grandsons; six great-granddaughters; his brothers, Will Johnson, James Ray Ford, and Clarence Johnson; his sisters, Ella Mae Giles, Carolyn Carter, and Olivia Johnson; as well as a host of other family and friends.