Celebrating the life of Roosevelt Johnson
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Roosevelt enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October of 1956. He was ranked an E-5 and was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Davis DD937 and served his Country honorably. During his term in the Navy, he was given the nickname “Johnny”. After completing his term with the U.S. Navy he worked as a Sheet Metal Fabricator in Brooklyn, New York. He was a very dedicated and hard worker. Roosevelt was one of the first African Americans allowed to join the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local Union No. 28. He also was the owner of a successful Sheet Metal business before retiring.
Roosevelt was known as a loving, humble and dedicated family man who took care of his family and looked after his extended family. He loved to hunt and was a member of the Town Hill Hunt Club. An avid traveler, he loved to visit new destinations and experience different cultures.
Roosevelt met Ethel Robinson-Johnson at an early age. The two were joined together in holy matrimony on December 3, 1960. From this union of love were born two daughters, Dovetta Johnson and DeLinda Johnson-Carter.
After giving his life to Christ at an early age, he joined Little Union Baptist Church in Amelia,Virginia. Later, in New York he joined, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. He was a devoted member that served faithfully as a Deacon, President of the Trustee Board, President of the Brotherhood Club and served on the Senior Usher Board. After, retiring and relocating back home to Virginia, he joined New Birth Fellowship Ministries, Richmond, Virginia where his brother in-law is the Pastor.
Roosevelt was preceded in death by two brothers; Joseph Thomas and George. Loving memories of Roosevelt will be cherished and remembered by; his devoted and loving wife of 55 years, Ethel; two daughters Dovetta and DeLinda; one son in-law, Maurice, Sr.; one grandson, Maurice Jr. (Reece); two brothers, Leander (Alice-“Sis”) and Sam; one sister, Juanita Peterson; a host of brother in-laws and sister in-laws, Eldridge, Charles (Barbara), James (Diane), Cleveland (Diane M), Sylvester (Darlene) and Pastor Ralland Robinson (Francine), Vera, Lottie (Floyd), Yvonne Dotson, Rosa Robinson and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at New Birth Fellowship Ministries, 5745 Orcutt Lane, Richmond, VA 23224. Interment Little Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Amelia.
Family and friends are requested to assemble at the church at 12:30 p.m.
Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements.
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