Elder Charles Edward Johnson was born on February 26, 2020, in Dangerfield, TX to Rhodis and Maybell Johnson. He was one of three siblings. Elder Johnson was nicknamed “Brother Sam” in honor of his grandfather. He gained his heavenly wings on August 9, 2020.
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He was a talented builder and remodeler, and his projects included the First Church of God in Christ in Omaha, TX. Elder Johnson was also employed in a number of other occupations over the years, such as a crop picker, bus driver and buyer and seller of land.
Elder Johnson married Mary Lee Johnson in 1940 and was blessed with two children, Mary Ella and Charles Edward from their union. He later married Dorothy Ann McGary and from their union they were blessed with five children: Charles, Leroy, Isaiah, Martha and Elizabeth.
In 1947, Elder Johnson answered the call to preach, and was recognized as an elder at the First Church of God in Christ by the presiding prelate bishop. He ministered to a number of congregations during his lifetime. Elder Johnson demonstrated kindness oftentimes lending a helping help to provide carpentry, plumbing, and painting services to his neighbors. He was known for providing free produce from his garden as well. When he transitioned into the nursing home, he attended Pentecostal church where he could be seen delivering the word, singing a song, playing the guitar for fellow residents.
Elder Johnson was a source of tremendous wisdom and inspiration. He enriched the lives of all whom knew him through the sharing of the faith that sustained him through a century of life. He is predeceased by his parents, siblings and his wife Dorothy. He will forever be remembered as the great patriarch of his family.
Left to cherish his memories are his 7 children;18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 50 great-great-grandchildren.