Mr. Bobby Johnson, of Suffolk, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 7, 2021, at Parsons Residential Care Center.
Bobby was born March 28, 1935, in Nansemond County (now Suffolk) and was the youngest child of the late Limus Johnson and Angeline Copeland Johnson. He accepted Christ at an early age, was baptized and joined Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.
He attended Nansemond County Training School, but left school to work on the farm and help his family. In his early years, he worked for Edward Felton on his farms and later left to work for the Virginia Department of Transportation and retired after 15 years of service. He also worked as the sexton of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church for 17 years and was a member of the Senior Usher Ministry and the Men’s Ministry.
Bobby was married to Freddie Blizzard Johnson, and to that union two daughters and four sons were born. He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Andriaelle Johnson Murphy, and his brother, Linwood Johnson.
Bobby leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 65 years, Freddie Blizzard Johnson, one daughter, Teresa Johnson Barnes (Andrew); five sons, Cheyenne M. Johnson (Cynthia), Bobby A. Johnson (Toya), Keith C. Johnson (Laura), Alonzo L. Johnson (Kati), Bobby Ray Hunter (Leonita), one son-in-law, Kurt Murphy; sister, Virgie Johnson Picot; sister-in-law, Claudine Stokes Johnson; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive visitors from 4 to 7 p.m., with a celebration of life service to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Crocker Funeral Home Inc., 900 E. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23434. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery, located at 6100 Holy Neck Road, Suffolk, VA 23437.