Deacon John Lenzie Johnson was born on, December 19, 1959 to the union of L. C. and E. Vivian Johnson in Kansas City, MO. He accepted Christ at a very early age and was the youngest of his siblings of sisters. He along with his siblings enjoyed the ministry of singing.
John was educated in the Kansas City School system and graduated from Hickman High School. From there he joined the military where he served in the Marines and Army. After the military he moved to Portland, Oregon where he met his wife, Carol Johnson. They were married on her birthday, October 26, 1986, and then moved back to Kansas City, MO. He and his wife joined Southside Christian Church where he served as a greeter, worship leader, and deacon.
John loved his family and friends and never forgot a birthday, anniversary, or special day. He and his wife would call and celebrate by phone which became a ministry. On a limited budget he and his wife would purchase devotions to pass out to city employees.
John and his wife were early risers starting their day with prayer and devotion. He met no stranger and would pray for anyone, anywhere, at any time. Both he and his wife suffered debilitating disabilities and ended up in a nursing home for some time. Later they were able to move in the adjacent senior living facility enjoying their final years together. The nursing home often called Deacon Johnson to come and provide a Bible lesson and music for the residents, which he enjoyed doing. One of his favorite songs to sing was, “I Can Only Imagine”.
Recently his wife was placed in hospice care with him being the primary caregiver. He and his wife were found deceased in the home of natural causes on, September 22, 2021 by a family member.
Mourning his loss are: three sisters, Linda Sanderson, Rebecca Johnson, and Laura (Chet) Hullum; one cousin, Johnetta Matthews; two nieces and one nephew, Crystal (Demond) Ammons, Darrell (Ashley) Wyatt II, and Chessica Davis; two great-nephews, Judah Ammons, and Zion Ammons; and a host of other family, church members, neighbors and friends.
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