Mr. Mel Johnson

December 15, 1948January 2, 2019

Melville Edward Johnson II 12/15/1948 – 1/2/2019

Melville Edward Johnson II was born in Orlando Florida to Carlye Venetta Hendry and Edward Augustus Johnson in Orlando, Florida on December 15, 1948. He was part of the graduating class of 1966 of Winter Park High School, Florida and attended La Grange University in Georgia. He was owner of Mel Johnson’s Flower Shop, Orlando, Florida until the late 1980’s. Mel is survived by Claudia Ann Pursel Johnson, wife of 24 years, his daughter Jennifer Johnson Burnett, her husband Todd, children Carlee and Riley Burnett; son Melville Edward Johnson III, his wife Amy, and daughter Emmalyn Johnson; step-daughter Aundrea Thomas Brown, her husband Zac, children Adelyn and Kolton Brown; step-daughter Paige Nicole Thomas; step-daughter Claire Ann Thomas Houck, her husband Ryan, children Charlotte and Harper Houck; brother Robert Johnson, and his wife Patricia. Predeceased daughter Betsy Lee Johnson, April 6, 1988 Mel loved life and enjoyed his children, and grandchildren, family, friends, fishing, and gardening. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 5th, 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church and Preschool, 4962 Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819 In leu of flowers donations may be made to: TransLife of Central Florida, Christ the King Lutheran Church and Preschool, 4962 Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819.


  • Celebration of Mel's Life Saturday, January 5, 2019

Mr. Mel Johnson

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Karen Tristram Watson

January 6, 2019

My memories of Mel go back as far as Audubon Elementary School, Jr High and WPHS. During the '70's and '80's, my family socialzed with Mel and his family during the flower shop days. He was a gentle, kind-hearted soul who bravely rose above his health struggles. I will always remember him fondly. I pray that God brings peace and comfort to all of Mel's family and friends.

Terri Orlando

January 4, 2019

I was Dr. Crockett’s nurse, Terri, and talked to him and Claudia and met with both of them over the years. He was always the nicest, kindest person and she worked so hard to help him with his Diabetes. My prayers go out to his wife and family.

Sam Stack

January 4, 2019

Needless to say we are so sorry to hear about Mel. He was a good neighbor, father and step father.

We often shared stories of "old Orlando and Winter Park", including the many changes, both bad and good in our opinions, as well as fishing stories. I was always appreciative when Mel included our son Grayson when he would take kids to the park for a fishing adventure or just an outing.

His ability to make the best of a situation was admirable at the least and a wonder to me on many occasions. Rest well Mel, rest well.

Sam & Becky Stack

Jim Ferrell

January 4, 2019

Mel was one of the nicest guys I ever new. I met him a long time ago through mutual friends and bought flowers from often. He will be missed!

Linda Siddall Eriksson

January 3, 2019

Our family lived next door to the Johnson’s in Winter Park for many years. Melville was a good friend and he and his brother Robert used to delight in playing tricks on my younger sister and me. We have so many fond memories of the entire family! He was in my class at Winter Park High School....class of 1967. I have let our class historian know of his death so I am sure you will hear from many of our classmates. Rest in Peace Mel!