Funeral: Monday, December 3, 2018 11:00am
Visitation: Monday, December 3, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: St. Paul Baptist Church, 1123 Center St., Racine, WI
Entombment: West Lawn Memorial Park, Racine, WI
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Death is not sad, but it is a time for elation and a joyous transition where the soul emigrates into a place where it is safe and free to live with God through eternity…
“TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON; A TIME TO BE BORN…” Ecclesiates 3: 1
Beverly Johnson, Sr. began life on January 19, 1932 in Enterprise, Mississippi. He was the second child of six to be born to Mr. Booker T. Johnson and Mrs. Pinkie Lee (Beverly) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his father: Booker T. Johnson, his mother: Pinkie Lee (Beverly) Johnson, his sisters: Elizabeth Berry, Sallie Kirkwood & Maggie Mae Pipkins, and his brothers: Joseph (Eula) Johnson & Horace Johnson; his daughter-in-law: Dawn C, (Calloway) Johnson.
“PRESENT YOUR BODY AS A LIVING SACRAFICE…” Romans 12:1
After relocating to Racine, Wisconsin, Beverly became a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church in 1957 where he also became a Deacon. He sang as a member of the Golden Jubilees Gospel group and served tirelessly until his calling home.
“I MUST WORK THE WORKS OF HIM THAT SENT ME…” John 9:4
Beverly began his employment at American Motors Corporation in Kenosha, Wisconsin where he worked for 30 years and retired. While working for AMC/Chrysler, he took on 2nd jobs at Joe’s Service Station and provided janitorial services at St. Luke’s Hospital. After his retirement he established Johnson Enterprises, providing janitorial services at UAW Local 72 Union Hall in Kenosha, WI and Motor Specialty Inc. in Racine, WI and for various other businesses in Southeast Wisconsin. His business thrived for 30 years until he was no longer able to perform the physical work required.
“UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN…” Isaiah 9:6
In early adulthood Beverly married Ruth Ann Thomas, unto this union a child is born, a son is given, Beverly Johnson, Jr., another son is given, Brian Dwayne Johnson and a daughter is given, LaTasha Ann (nee: Johnson) Wallace all of Racine, Wisconsin.
“…AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST…” Matthew 11:28
On Sunday, November 25, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones, his journey on earth ended in Racine, Wisconsin.
“THE TIME OF DEPARTURE IS AT HAND…I’VE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, I’VE FINISHED MY COURSE, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH”. II Timothy 4:6,7
“BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN, FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED…” Matthew 5:4
Beverly Johnson, Sr. leaves to cherish his memories: A beloved wife: Ruth Ann (Thomas) Johnson of Racine, WI; Two sons: Beverly Johnson, Jr.; Brian D. (Karen) Johnson; daughter: LaTasha A. (Johnson) Wallace: all of Racine, WI; grandchildren: David M. Johnson, Billy J. Wallace, Jr. and Booker T. J. Wallace of Racine, WI; Melissa D Johnson, Daniel M. B. Johnson and Brandon (Laura) T. Johnson of Milwaukee, WI; great-grandchildren: Vincent C. Bevenue III, David M. Johnson, Jr, Kieran Oates, Purity M. Williams, Prosperity M. Williams, Jordan D. Johnson, Clara J. Johnson, Layla I. Johnson, Braxton R. Johnson: godson Jeffrey J. Anderson, Sr. and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives, acquaintances and friends that he also cherished.
A Service of Praise and Homegoing celebration of His Life will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018, 11:00am, at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1123 Center St., in Racine, WI. Visitation will be In the church from 10:00am until the time of the service. Entombment will take place at West Lawn Memorial Park.