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Willie James Johnson

November 12, 1946 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 73)



" Big Willie"

Willie J. Johnson was born in Blakely, Georgia to the late James and Lelar Mae Summerset on November 12, 1946.  He departed this life January 10, 2020 at Southeast Medical Center, Dothan Alabama.

              At a young age, Willie started working at Hattaway Farms and continued to work there until his passing. Willie had one sister and three brothers that preceded him in death, Eloise White Lyles, John Edward Summerset, Eddie B. Summerset and Harold Summerset.

              He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife, Hazel Johnson, and three children: Tonya Nelson, Jakirri Davis, and Jakirrin Davis.  Two grandsons: Quan and Jabari of Powder Springs, Ga.  Two great grand children: Nova and Galax of Powder Springs, Ga.

Three brothers: Jessie Summerset, Andalusia, Al, Charles (Deirdre ) Summerset, San Antonio, TX., Roy (Marilyn) Summerset, Blakely, Ga.  Three sisters: Gloria (Jerry), George and Annette Summerset, Blakely, Ga.; Brenda (Robert) Thomas, Lilburn, Ga.  A special cousin, like a brother, Walter Reed, A sister-in-law, Linda James. Two aunts, one uncle and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friend.

God saw that he was getting tired

And the cure was not to be

So he put His arms around him

And whispered, “Come with me.”

With tearful eyes we watched him suffer

And saw him fade away.

Although we loved him dearly,

We could not make him stay

A golden heart stopped beating

Busy little hands to rest

God broke our heart to prove to us

He only takes the best.

It’s lonesome here without you

We miss you so much each day,

Our lives aren’t the same

Since you went away.

When days are sad and lonely

And everything goes wrong

We seem to hear you  whisper

“Cheer up and carry on.”

Each time we see your picture

You seem to smile and say,

“Don’t cry, I’m in God’s keeping,

We’ll meet again someday


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January 17, 2020

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Peoples Funeral Home
1242 N. Church Street
Blakely, GA 39823

Celebration of Life
January 18, 2020

12:00 PM
St, Maryland MB Church
Highway 27 South, Blakely, Ga. 39823
BLAKELY, Georgia 39823

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