Jesse J. Johnson Sr.

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 13, 2003

Jesse James &uot;J.J.&uot; Johnson Sr., 79, a longtime resident of Chuckatuck, died Friday, April 11, 2003.

A native of Suffolk, he was the widower of Allie Mae Harrell Johnson, and a son of the late William Jesse Johnson and Bessie Matthews Johnson.

He had retired as a machinist and crane operator at the Newport News Shipyard. He was also the co-owner and operator of Johnson’s Self-Service and Johnson’s Garage for 39 years in Chuckatuck.

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He was former volunteer for the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Bessie Lynne Johnson of Suffolk; Mary Kathryn J. and Peter F. Bariteau of Norfolk; sons, Jesse J. Johnson Jr. and Linda T. Johnson of Suffolk; Phillip and Carol B. Johnson of Chesapeake; and Stephen H. Johnson of Norfolk; four grandchildren, Jennifer Paige Johnson, Jesse J. &uot;Tripp&uot; Johnson III, Phillip &uot;Taylor&uot; Johnson, Phillip Andrew Bariteau, and Lydia Elizabeth Bariteau.

The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, by the Rev. Mark Burns and the Rev. Gretchen Nelson.

Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in Parr Funeral Home, and other times at the residence of Jesse J. Johnson Jr. and Linda T. Johnson at 2748 Windjammer Road.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at 604 Constance Woods Dr., Suffolk, Va. 23434.