Carlton Gray Johnson

July 9, 1946February 21, 2020

Carlton Gray Johnson, 73, of Wilson passed away Friday. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., at the funeral home located at 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

Surviving are his wife, Jackie Sessoms Johnson; his son, Dwight Gray Johnson of Wilmington; two granddaughters, Brittany Robbins (Joshua) of Leland and Susan Spencer (Brandon) of Glade Hill, VA; four great-grandchildren, Riley Ottaway, Cason Robbins, Hudson Spencer and Kylie Spencer; one sister, Donna Thorne (James) of Black Creek; and one brother, Jimmy Johnson of Wilson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron Albert and Alma Ruth Price Johnson, and one brother, Willie “Bill” Johnson.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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Susan Spencer

February 23, 2020


You weren’t only my grandad...You were my best friend, my confidant, my teacher, and, above all else, the best great-grandfather that I could ask for for my children.

I am going to miss you so much! I would give anything to hear your voice and listen to your words of wisdom one more time!

There’s so much I want to say but I just don’t know how to put it into words right now...

I love you, Pa! To the moon and back!

This isn’t a goodbye, it’s a see you later! ❤️