Tyler Memorial Funeral Home - Cemetery and Mausoleum

12053 State Highway 64 West, Tyler, TX


Andrew Johnson

November 19, 1963January 1, 2020
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Andrew Johnson, age 56, of Rosenberg, Texas passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. He was born in Valdosta, GA on November 19, 1963 to Aubrey and Mary Johnson.

He married the love of his life, Theresa Marie, on December 3, 1988 in Nacogdoches, Tx Andrew was dedicated to serving his beloved country for 22 years in the U.S. Army during which time he served overseas tours in Korea, Germany, Turkey, Iraq and numerous stateside assignments. retiring at the rank of Master Sergeant. During his time in the Army he received numerous awards and recognition some of which included The Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; the Army Commendation Medal, 4th Award; and the Army Ahievement Medal 4th award. At the time of his retirement he served as Sergeant Major, Headquarters and Headquarters Service Battery, 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery, 41st Fires Brigade, Fort Hood, Tx.

Once Andrew retired from the military he continued to serve with the U.S. Department of Defense as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan and most recently with the Corps of Cadets at Texas A & M University. He loved to fish in his free time and enjoyed all sports, though his all-time favorite was basketball. He has been a dedicated husband, father, friend and mentor to many and he will be dearly missed by all.

Andrew is survived by his wife of 31 years, Marie; three children Andrew (Dorothy) of San Jose, CA, Kaila of Houston, TX and Rolando of Ocala, FL; four grandchildren, Ja'Nay, Rolando Jr., Rahjon and Rolijah; three sisters Garnell Jones (Glastone), Carrie Johnson (Washington) and Leatha James of Immokalee, FL; four brothers Jerome Smith (Nancy) of Valdosta, GA, Fred Johnson (Wanda) of Ocala FL, Kenneth Johnson (Patricia) of Bradenton, FL, Aubrey Johnson and John Tillman of Immokalee, FL.

Andrew is preceded in death by parents Aubrey and Mary Johnson; and two brothers Alvin and Rayford Smith.

A visitation for Andrew will be held Friday, January 10, 2020 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Lloyd James Funeral home, 1011 East 1st Street Tyler, Texas 75701. A celebration of his life will occur Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM at St. James Missionary Baptist, 1020 S Lyons Ave, Tyler, Texas 75701. Andrew's Military graveside service will occur Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Tyler Memorial Cemetery.


  • Texas A&M University Army ROTC Staff
  • Tyrell James, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Isaac Taylor, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jay Mcswain, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rasheed Griffin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Trakece Byrd, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Malik Hubbard, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Davarius Johnson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nigel Hubbard, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Romeirre Hope , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Blake Williams, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Wesley Golden, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Blaze Williams, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Military Graveside Service Saturday, January 11, 2020


Andrew Johnson

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John Lewis

January 11, 2020

A valuable mentor and true friend. I am who I am because of you. We traveled some of the harshest land together and fought along side each other during the toughest time of my life. You will be missed. Until Valhalla.

Dawg 12
1st Platoon “Battle Ready”
1-6 Field Artillery

Derrick Burden

January 10, 2020

Derrick Burden

January 10, 2020

Macheva Loibman

January 8, 2020

May God be with the family during this time of sorrow. Although your heart is aching just remember he’s in a better place and you shall meet again. He may be gone in flesh, but your memories will live on. May God Bless you all and give you the strength to carry on.

Kieunte Dorsey

January 8, 2020

To the Johnson family, my condolences and my heart goes out to all of you! Smoke Johnson was a great leader throughout the time that we served together in Bamberg, Germany! I will never forget the standards that you instilled in me as a young Soldier... You was hard on me because you knew I could become a fine SRNCO like yourself! I really appreciate you for all you done and you most definitely be missed dearly!!

Terry Hicks

January 7, 2020

To the Johnson family, my deepest condolences to each one of you. My name is Terry Hicks, Andrew was my friend and classmate we went from grad school through high school together played basketball together. I'm deeply saddened by the loss of my friend. Rest in peace my brother I will always keep you in my heart.
Hubbard (Andrew Johnson)

Lee Adams

January 7, 2020

Drill Sergeant Johnson - I certainly am going to miss you. One of the nicest people I've ever met; even though he used to say I was a mean drill sergeant (Lol!!). My condolences to the Johnson Family. May the Lord give you all peace that surpasses all understanding. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Renee (Buffy) Conley

January 7, 2020

To my big brother Drew,
I am so Happy that I got a chance to meet you. God blessed us with your sweet spirit. Rest on my brother. I will see you on the other side. Peace, and love.
Renee (Buffy) Detroit, MI.

Dorothy Duncan

January 6, 2020

I will see you in paradise brother in law.
Thank you for all the love and support you gave to my sister, this family, and our country.
You have left a void that can Never be filled.
You will be truly missed.

Love always ,
Sweetpea (sister in law)

Theodora Myers

January 6, 2020

To the Johnson Family,
Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. I was saddened to hear that
Drew had passed. We worked together through Cadet Command. He will be missed at the school and Cadet Command.
God bless and keep you in his care