The book of life was gently closed for Walter Johnson on Friday, September 3, 2021, at his sister’s residence in Warsaw, Virginia. Walter was born on February 6, 1933, in Richmond County, Virginia to the late Albert and Essie Maiden Johnson.
Walter was educated in the Richmond County School System. At an early age he joined the Second Baptist Church in Warsaw, VA. After graduation, Walter enlisted in the United States Army in May 1953. While in the Army, Walter was afforded the opportunity to travel to many different places, including Korea, China, and Hawaii, just to name a few.
After completing his service in the Army, Walter moved to Newark, New Jersey where he worked as a truck driver for Burry’s Cookies. While living in Newark, Walter enjoyed bowling and participating in activities with his local Masonic Lodge. He made Newark his home until his retirement and he then returned to live in Warsaw, Virginia, in the Threeway Community.
Walter was a very friendly person and was better known as “The Godfather” to many. He will be missed greatly by his family, friends, and all who loved to see his sweet smile.
Walter was predeceased by his brothers, Willie Johnson (Catherine) and Frank Johnson (Ernestine).
He leaves to cherish his memory six sisters, Idabell Bushrod of King George, VA, Mary Kelly of Washington D.C., Dorothy Johnson of Tappahannock, VA, Betty Batchelor of East Orange, NJ, Fannie Johnson of Warsaw, VA, and Ethel Wood (Larry) of Clinton, MD; seven nephews; five nieces; a host of cousins and friends; and three special friends, Vondel Tate, Howard Wood and Cyrus Thompson. He will also be especially missed by his loving caregivers: Elsie Brown, Cheryl, LaQuita and Dawn, and his two nephews, Bryant Johnson and Frank Johnson
A graveside service for Walter Johnson will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Second Baptist Church Cemetery,34 Wellfords Wharf, Warsaw, Virginia.
Mr. Johnson may be viewed from 4Pm until 6PM on Friday, September 10, 2021 in the chapel of the WELDON-FISHER FUNERAL HOME.
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