Lynn Bradley Johnson, affectionately known as “Sidebuster”, transitioned from his earthly home to his heavenly home on November 20, 2021. After a brief illness, he transitioned peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at Memorial Regional Medical Center, Mechanicsville, VA. This loss was sudden and a shock to all, however, there is joy in knowing that he is now resting peacefully without pain and suffering.
Lynn was born on December 1, 1954 in Montross VA, to the late Mary Johnson Redmond, who preceded him in death. Lynn was raised by his grandmother, the late Ms. Julia Johnson until the age of eight. He then went to live with his idol, Mr. Gatewood Roane. Mr. Roane raised Lynn as if he was one of his own children. Lynn began working for Mr. Roane at the young age of eight as a tomato picker. Mr. Roane groomed Lynn into the man he would eventually become. Under Mr. Roane’s guidance he developed his passion of learning how to operate farm equipment. From there he also developed an interest to drive at an early age. Friends in his age group remembers him driving while they were still riding bicycles! In his teenage years he started his longtime career as a tractor trailer driver. Throughout his life he often reflected on the legacy of Mr. Roane and the values he instilled in him.
Lynn attended Westmoreland County Public Schools. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Siloam Baptist Church. In his adult years, he relocated to Fredericksburg VA where he attended Mount Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Raymond A. Bell, Jr. Lynn often spoke highly of Dr. Bell and enjoyed fellowship with the Mt. Hope church family.
One of his many hobbies included attending the racetrack and watching races. He enjoyed assisting his friend, the late Charles Kelley, with transporting his race truck to the track. Lynn also enjoyed watching tennis matches and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys when he was not working.
Lynn will be remembered for his knowledge and love of truck driving. He spent most of his life hauling over the road, which kept him away from home most of the time. Majority of his career was spent driving for Mr. Gatewood Roane and Sons. Once the company dissolved, he worked alongside his late friend, Charles Kelly cutting trees and farming. Lynn resumed driving tractor trailers for Kelley Transport located in Montross, VA. He was most recently employed with Collins Contracting located in Fredericksburg, VA until his health began to decline in May 2020.
Lynn is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Redmond and brother, Shawn Redmond.
Lynn leaves to cherish his loving memories his devoted father, David Redmond (Helen); his children Anthony Bibbens (Talithea), Lynn Bibbens, , Chinere Smith (Melvin), Javonda Henry, Janita Tompkins (James III); his siblings Lawrence Johnson, Sr., George Johnson, Sr. (Helen), Theresa Day (Patrick), Gwen Willis (Lloyd), Paul Redmond (Bonnie), John Thompson, William Redmond (Phyllis), Timothy Redmond and Myra Redmond; his grandchildren, Tahquuan, TayVion,Thalia, Tajae, Taliyah, Marquel, Gabby, Kaleb,Zion, James II, Lanisha, Damien, Brian, Lazavion, Mitrada, Andre, DessiRae,; and one great grand-daughter Avaiya. He leaves behind a host of friends, relatives, and special friend Alan Washington
Funeral services for Lynn B. Johnson will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12 Noon in the sanctuary of Siloam Baptist Church, 1614 Zacata Road, Montross, Virginia.
Interment will follow in the Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery
Remains may be viewed from 4PM until 6PM on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in the chapel of the WELDON-FISHER FUNERAL HOME and from 10AM until service time on Wednesday, December 1 at Siloam Baptist Church.
Services will be Live Streamed via FaceBook Live by Mark Bunns @weldonfisher or weldon-fisher funeral home pages.