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Wesley Johnson Jr.

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A funeral service for Wesley Johnson Jr., 69, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, with the Rev. Willis Taylor officiating.


Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Mike Young, Shaka Johnson, Gary Johnson, Ivan Wright and Sammy Wright serving as pallbearers.

Wesley Johnson Jr. died Monday evening, Jan. 7, 2013, at Mesquite Specialty Hospital.

He was born in Sulphur Springs on June 8, 1943, the son of Wesley Johnson Sr. and Jessie (Chandler) Johnson.

He married Edna Marie Givens in Sulphur Springs on Aug. 22, 1965; she survives.

He was retired from Wingo Feed Mill and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Other survivors include two sons, Phillip Keith Johnson of Sulphur Springs and Vernon Keith Johnson, and wife, Delena, of Lancaster; one brother, Cleotis Johnson of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Essie Lee Pryor of Sulphur Springs and Lizzie Mae Stevenson of Linden; grandchildren Ashley Johnson, LaKeitha Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Tornard Johnson, Monica Johnson and Veronica Johnson; and great-grandchildren Quinterius Johnson, Lilly Rose Waver and Arieon Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Rhonda Cheatum; one son, Victor Johnson; four brothers, Calvin, Lonnie, Buford and Charles Johnson; and three sisters, Lucille Landers, Elnora Cotton and Claudie Ruth Anderson.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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