The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Ga Hwy 118, Smithville, Georgia Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Willie was born February 16, 1934 to the late J.C. Johnson and the late Mary Alice Moreland Johnson. He was preceded in death four siblings Jessie C. Johnson, Bertha Allen, Curtis Johnson, and Albert Johnson. He was educated in the Sumter County School System. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Smithville, Georgia. Willie was first joined in holy matrimony to Katie Woods and to this union six children were born. He then later married Margaret Johnson and to this union two children were born. One son, Michael Johnson, preceded him in death. Willie retired from Empire Color Bind after dedicating thirty-three years as a machine operator.
Survivors are Katie Woods Johnson, Valdosta, Georgia; his children, Donald Woods (Anita) Valdosta, Georgia, Colleen Glover (Louis) Atlanta, Georgia, Willie C. Johnson Jr. (Carolyn) and Aaron Johnson (Bernice) all of Americus, Georgia, Brenda Johnson Lipscomb (Charles) Valdosta, Georgia, Anita Davis (Matthew) North Brunswick, New Jersey and Darryl Johnson, New Jersey; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings, Elizabeth Johnson, St. Mary, Georgia, Jessie Pearl Johnson, Bronx, New York, Julius Johnson (Mary) Americus, Georgia, Pauline Johnson Heath (Emmett) Americus, Georgia, and Andrew Johnson (Carolyn), Statesboro, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and devoted friend, Estella Melton.