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James "Jimmy" Johnson

February 23, 1931 January 5, 2018
James "Jimmy" Johnson
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Obituary for James "Jimmy" Johnson

James “Jimmy” Johnson, 86, of Purvis, died Friday, January 5, 2018 at his residence in Purvis. A gathering of friends was held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Jimmy attended Pine Grove Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Minnie Johnson; a brother, Howard Johnson; a sister, Emma Saucier; and an uncle, Elias Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Willie Jean Johnson of Purvis; two sons, James E. Johnson and Willie Lee Johnson, both of Purvis; a daughter, Leasha Johnson Punch of Purvis; a brother, Willie R. (Glenda) Johnson of Purvis; six grandchildren, Thomas, Amanda and Jesse Johnson, Kali Punch, Hanna Smith, Crystal Lee; eight great-grandchildren, Hailey and Jasmine Johnson, Tyler and Maggie Goar, Ella Smith, Shonna, Shelby and Chastin Lee.


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