Ollie Johnson, 71

by | February 1, 2019 5:04 pm

   Funeral services for Ollie Johnson, 71, of Swainsboro will be held in the Swainsboro City Auditorium at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Interment will follow in Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at Pruitt Nursing Home of Swainsboro following an extended illness.

Mr. Ollie Johnson was born February 11, 1947 in Stillmore to the late L.A. Johnson and Lucille Jones Johnson.  He was a school bus driver for Emanuel County Board of Education for 41 faithful years.  Johnson also worked at Calvine, John Deere, Garrett Construction, and was self-employed by cutting firewood. Johnson became the proud husband of Alpha Hampton on June 9, 1973. He was a member of Williams Chapel Holiness Church for more than 20 years, and was commonly known as Papa Ollie. In addition to his parents, Johnson was preceded in death by one daughter, Sarah Brown; sisters, Geraldine Johnson and Deophia Brown; brothers, Alford Johnson and Steven Lane; grandson, Marcus Howell; and granddaughter, Shemika Phillips.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Alpha Johnson of Swainsboro; sons, Cleve (LaWanda) Howell and Anthony Lloyd, both of Swainsboro, Dennis (Ann) Brown of Brooklet, and Taurus (Shumika) Mainer of Dallas; daughters, Patricia Burke, Brenda (Anthony) Green, and Kandace Roberts, all of Swainsboro; brothers, Marvin Johnson of Vidalia and Lawyer (Mildred) Johnson of Swainsboro; sister, Helen Harper of Swainsboro; 29 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Pallbearers are Ricky Sherrod, John Troupe, Alvin Jones, Greg Carter, Lee Williams, and Milton Graham. Honorary pallbearers are Emanuel County school bus drivers.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements.

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