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East Side Missionary Baptist Church
Saturday February 15th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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East Side Missionary Baptist Church
Sunday February 16th, 2020

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Raymond Giles Johnson

Raymond Johnson, 79, of Reidsville, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, February 13, 2020 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, February 16, 2020 at East Side Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Apple-Nunn Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at East Side Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, February 15th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and other times at the home. Raymond worked for the Coca Cola Bottling Company for ten years and Lance Cracker Company for 28 years where he became known as the “cracker” man by many. He felt his most important job was to his Lord and being Poppy and Papa to his grandchildren. Raymond was a member of East Side Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and Director, RA Leader, and the Senior Citizen Committee. He also enjoyed coaching Little League and youth baseball. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Western and Lossie Hazelwood Johnson and brother, Otis Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Erlene Apple Johnson; sons, Darrell and wife, Haydee, Don Johnson and wife, Jennifer; grandchildren, Claire, Lauren, Caroline and Harrison Johnson; sister, Faye Lawrence; many beloved nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Hospice for the wonderful care Raymond received during his illness and his sister Faye Lawrence for her loving care she always showed him. To our church family we will always be grateful for your love, cards, food and most of all your prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375 or East Side Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 362, Reidsville, NC 27323.

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darrell and Don Im sorry for your loss. Raymond gave his time and leadership to a bunch of nuckle headed boys who like to play baseball. He was a good man.

Rick Murrell Feb 28 2020 6:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Raymond Johnson

Vickie Washburn Feb 15 2020 9:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Raymond Johnson

Wallace & JoAnn Walker Feb 15 2020 8:01 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. We are keeping you in our prayers. Phillip and Kathy Stephens

Kathy Stephens Feb 15 2020 1:23 PM

Im so sorry for your loss. I loved growing up beside you all. Mr Johnson had the best hook shot ever on the basketball court!

Jason Dickens Feb 15 2020 9:20 AM

Erlene, Faye and Family, So sorry for your great loss. I remember Raymond from our growing up in the Mayfield Community. They were such good times. He will surely be missed. In recent years when Mother (Bessie Barber) was at Highgrove, she always looked forward to watching for Raymond when he brought those Lance Nabs. "Death is a Heartache no one can Heal. Love is a Memory no one can Steal." Please know my family will be remembering you and yours with our Love, Prayers, and deepest Sympathy. Olivia Barber Ashworth (Percy and Troy Barber are my brothers)

Olivia Barber Ashworth Feb 15 2020 9:04 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Raymond Johnson

Skeeter and Janice Coates Feb 15 2020 8:11 AM

Sad to hear of Raymond's passing but we know he has gone home to heaven. My family and I knew Raymond and his family when my dad was pastor at East Side Baptist in the late 60's. Played softball with him in the church league and loved watching him slam those home runs out of the Brookside field. What a home run swing! Many memories to share and hold. God bless all the family during this time Skeeter and Janice Coates

Skeeter and Janice Coates Feb 15 2020 8:11 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Raymond Johnson

Mark Childrey Feb 14 2020 10:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Raymond Johnson

Kenneth Gibson Feb 14 2020 8:34 PM

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