James William Johnson, aka Jimmy was born June 2, 1943, to the late Andrew and Mary Johnson in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. He was raised by his maternal grandparents Sydney and Emma Wilkerson in South Boston, VA. James moved to Brooklyn, New York where he met and married Theresa Robertson, together they raised five children.
James was the store manager of Shoes ~N~ Stuff located in Brooklyn, NY for many years. He eventually moved to New Jersey and continued his profession career in retail sales for years before retiring. James loved the Lord and worshiped him with his whole heart. God was his first- priority in his life, second was his family. Retirement had given James the freedom to travel; you would often find him heading to Virginia to visit his children and grandchildren. Aside from traveling to visit family, one of James’ favorite past times was watching football, he loved the New York Giants (he did get to see them make it to the playoffs this year) if you knew him, you knew that Sundays were a busy day church (Grace Community Church Trenton NJ) in the morning and his beloved Giants in the afternoon he would send play by play text messages to his sons and son-n-laws.
On February 18, 2023, James William Johnson; raised his earthly hand and had taken the hand of his Lord and Savior. He left a body that was broken and entered his new body and forever heavenly home. He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Mary Johnson and his sister Denise Avery. James leaves behind to celebrate his life and legacy five children, Aaron(Regina) Robertson, Upper Marlboro MD, Andrew Robertson, Brooklyn, NY, Caryn (Brandon) Woodard, Henrico VA, Lisa Callis (Carlos Dawson), Henrico Virginia and James Johnson, Phoenix, AZ. Seven grandchildren Cheyanne Woodard , Kaylin Torres, Carrington (Isaiah) Jones, Donovan Woodard, Gabrielle Robertson, Logan Dawson and Cayden Dawson all of Virginia. Two sisters Lois Wilkerson, Philadelphia, PA, Carolyn Byrd, Atlanta, GA, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Our dad taught us many valuable lessons in life and his instilled in us our family montra that will continue to be instilled in our children and their children.
“Once a task has begun be it great be it small do it well or don’t do it at all”.
This is our dad’s biggest task, and he has done it well.
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