The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Shiloh Road, Americus, Georgia. Interment will follow in Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Road, Ellaville, Georgia. The Reverend Lem Wright, pastor, will officiate.
Deacon Johnnie B. (King) Solomon, Sr. was born January 2, 1937 in Plains, Georgia to the late Willie B. Solomon and Willie Bell Myrick Thornton. He was a faithful member of the Jerusalem Baptist Church and served in the following capacities: Church Secretary, Sunday School Teacher, and Chairman of the Board of Deacons.
Deacon Solomon was a past Master of Ellaville Light Lodge #443.
He was married to Annie Carter Solomon for 36 years, and to this union five children were born. One son, Johnnie B. Solomon, Jr., preceded him in death. He was also preceded him in death by a sister, Rosetta Blackshear, and a brother, Robert Lee Solomon.
He leaves to cherish his memories: four sons, Kenneth Solomon (Margaret) College Park, Georgia, George Anthony Solomon (Dale), Powder Springs, Georgia, Barry Solomon (Christine), Lilburn, Georgia, and Wayne Solomon (Delphine), Ellaville, Georgia; seven siblings, Mary Morrison, Oakland Park, Florida, Ruby Solomon, Ellaville, Georgia, Patricia Solomon, Ellaville, Georgia, Bobbie Gainey (Sylvester), Dexter, Georgia, Linda Murray, Ellaville, Georgia, Ellis Thornton, Jr. (Gwendolyn), Buena Vista, Georgia and Nathaniel Thornton, Sr. (Shearlean). He also leaves four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends to cherish his memories.