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Date of BirthAugust 08, 1936

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Date of PassingMay 16, 2017

Leslie Thomas Johnson

from jackson, Mississippi, United States

Leslie Thomas JohnsonRidgelandLeslie Thomas Johnson "Les" died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Thursday, May 18, and 10 AM Friday, May 19, with services to follow at 11 AM at Highlands Presbyterian Church (1160 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, MS). Les was born on August 8, 1936 to H.C. Johnson, Sr., and Dorothy Dearman Johnson. A Columbus, MS native, he graduated from Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. After graduation, he served in the Army Reserve, was the band director of Pearl High School, and later worked for the Mississippi State Highway Department. He spent the rest of his career in the sporting goods industry where he had fond memories of the many friends he encountered. He was known by his friends and family for his dedication to service work. As a long-time member of Jackson Bass Club, he chaired the Have-A-Heart Fishing Tournaments for the American Heart Association. Due to his outstanding volunteer service, he was chosen to run in the 2006 Olympic Torch Relay. He was a founding member of Physically-Challenged Bow-Hunters of America & a Deacon at Highlands Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland. As a Deacon, he served as Chairman of the Mercy Ministry and oversaw the building. He was well known for the creation of the backdrops for VBS. Les loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Known as "Boo Boo" to his grandchildren, he enjoyed nothing more than to spend time with them.He is survived by his wife, Kay Clements Johnson, along with daughters Leslie Johnson Chunn of Mobile, AL and Katy Walker Martinez (David) of Monroe, LA. He was the proud grandfather of Amanda Chunn, Reeves Walker, Hayes Walker, and Isabella Martinez.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highlands Presbyterian Church Deacon's Fund or Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty (MadCAPP).
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    Reply Jim m / Mar 11, 2019

    Les losing life is a terrible blow to us. We still know grief over his loss. Time passing may heal wounds but there is scar tissue left behind. But there is very good news about Les we can share. In God’s word the Bible it clearly tells us where Les is right now and what he future will be. In the book of John it clearly states that all those in memorial tombs and graves will come to life again here with us. Like Lazarus, Les is asleep and he will wake to the hugs and laughter of loved ones. He will be resurrected to life under God’s kingdom, where pain, sickness, sorrow and death will be no more. This is recorded at Revelation 21:3&4. It will be a wonderful day.

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    Reply Margie M / Dec 27, 2018

    Death brings sorrow and tears, and it is hard to adjust to the absence of of a loved one. But what comfort and strength we gain from the assurance that our Almighty God “will actually swallow up death forever, and will certainly wipe the tears from all faces”! Isaiah 25:8, Revelation 21:4

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