Funeral services for David Johnson Sr., 60 of Swainsboro, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Benjamin Martin officiating. Interment will be held Monday, February 8, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Chapman Funeral Home. In compliance with the guidelines set by the CDC, the 6’ rule was enforced during the visitation and service. He passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. David Johnson Sr. was born May 11, 1960 in Swainsboro to the late Reverend Robert Joseph Johnson Sr. and Beulah Bryant Johnson. He received his education in the Swainsboro schools. He joined First Baptist of Stillmore at an early age, then later moved his membership to Saint Phillips Baptist of Swainsboro soon after he graduated high school and he served in the military. Mr. Johnson had many hobbies, including fishing, hunting, and one he loved most dearly, construction. Overall, he loved being with his family. He was the kindest person you could ever meet. Mr. Johnson loved making people smile. His favorite language was “Cherokee.” He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley Harris Johnson; son, Robert Joseph Johnson; sisters, Elma Hines and Annie Johnson; and brothers, Nathaniel Johnson, William H. Johnson and Eddie Arrington.
Survivors include his son, David Johnson Jr. of Swainsboro; daughter, Roanassia Johnson of Swainsboro; stepdaughters, Akiva Foreman and Faith Kae; stepson, Dejahvontay Douglas; brothers, Arthur Johnson of Terona, Washington, Robert (Elisa) Johnson of Vicenza, Italy, Samuel (Kimberly) Johnson of Warner Robins, and Daniel (Sheila) Johnson of Swainsboro; sisters, Gloria Prather of Daytona Beach, Florida, Emma Mitchell of Columbia, South Carolina, Louvenia Martin, Essie Johnson, Thersa Williams, all of Swainsboro, and Fannie (Seth) Lake of San Antonio, Texas; mother of Roanassia Johnson, Amy Pullens; three great-granddaughters; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.