John Johnson

John Henry Johnson

October 27, 1952 - July 16, 2017 


John Henry Johnson, 64, of Akron, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at his home.

John was born Oct. 27, 1952 in Cumberland, MD to the late James and Carrie (Bill) Johnson and was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from 1970 – 1972.  He was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church of Akron where he was a Deacon, a member of the Usher Board, worked in the  food pantry and helped served many dinners.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Trisha and Dale Lowry and their son, Robbie; a sister, Cathy Cole; nieces and nephews and special friends, Pastor William and Lady Sabrina Bunton, Pastor Haines and Pat Bagly, John Scott, Valarie Ownen, Denise Valentine, Earl Eskridge, Maryann Hale, Annie and Deacon Rick and his former wife, Teresa Huegle.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jimmie Johnson and sisters, Phyllis Watson and Barbara Mozer.

Services will be Thursday, July 20th at 12:00 noon at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston, OH with Pastor William Bunton officiating.  Friends may call one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with final expenses.  Tributes may be shared at

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left 

Name: Williams C Bunton

To the family of my friend, my parishioner, deacon, and God's friend! John JJ Johnson you made an unforgettable impression on me,my wife, and the entire Mt Olive Family! We are going to truly miss your smile your wit,and your uplifting presence. RIH rest in heaven my friend!!!


Name: Sabrina Bunton

For my brother & great friend.
   JJ  indeed, there has been a sweetness taken from my life!  I know that you were only here on loan, such a sweet fragrance straight from Heavens garden.  Such a sweet gentle, joyful delight to be in our midst.  I thank my God upon every remembrance of you!  JJ did what my hearts desire longs for, the opportunity to know without a doubt, not because of "my talk", but because of "my walk" the way I lived, caused someone else to want to know...  what must I do to be saved, to know Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. 
What a Testimony!!!  That's what every Christian should be living for!   JJ was pleasing in his Fathers sight (Gods)!
JJ now has traded in his broken body for a Brand spanking new one, to live eternally with no more sickness or pain.  2 Corinthians 5:1 .  He didn't rust out, he worked out his souls salvation!  FAITHFUL  is what JJ proved to be, all the way to the end!
You are truly a child of the most high King ! I see you with that great big joy filled smile, on the back door (JJ's post as Usher) Suited , waving your hand in the air Praising the Lord!
With that look that says,..
Praise the Lord, Hallelujah  I'm  FREE !!!
That's what I'm going to always remember my brother !!! 
Till we meet again on that Celestial Shore in Heaven ...
So Long JJ,
We Love you Dearly,
Lady Sabrina Bunton


Name: Sabrina Bunton

So grateful to have become Family with JJ, and now lovingly with you & yours.  I will always be only a phone call away, & anyway that I can be a Blessing is my hearts desire!
Sending Much Prayer & Love your way. 
The Lord Bless & Keep you,
Lady Sabrina Bunton. ?? 


Name: Roslyn Haines

JJ my brother, my friend I am at a loss for words. You always brightened my day with kind words. I a so glad to have had you in my life. You not only impacted my life but that of my daughter and grandchildren. God saw his garden was missing a flower and He chose you. Though our hearts are heavy we know that you are in a better place. I know you are praising and dancing all over heaven. I love you JJ and you will be in my heart forever. I'll see you one day on the other side.

Name: John scott

J.J.what a blessed person to know and become friends with you showed me the true meaning of servitude as well as love you always had a kind word for everyone you met as well as a smile take your rest brother and continue to usher for the lord you will be truly missed. 



My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John Johnson.  I hope the words found at Rev 21:3,4 offers much comfort and encouragement to those who loved John. 


Name: Annie Clark

Our heart aches for the loss of our dear friend and brother. John was a man of faith, a true Levite and doorkeeper. You were such an inspiration to us all. Our Usher Board was blessed to have had you as part of our ministry.You will be sadly missed.
Rest in Peace My Brother
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Ushers & Nurses Ministry 







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