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Richard E. Johnson, Jr. went to his eternal home on April 8, 2019. He was loved by many and spiritually ready to be received into the place his heavenly father prepared for him. He was born August 3, 1954 in Atmore, Alabama to Richard E. Johnson, Sr. and Earline Riley Johnson. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert E. Johnson.

Richard after being a resident of New York moved to North Carolina with his family in 1990.

Richard worked in the furniture industry and also as a driver he worked for Iron Mountain for 10 years and A Formal Affair Limousine Service for 6 plus years.  Richard retired in 2015, he then became bored and started working for Direct Link as a delivery driver.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife of 38 years, Patricia Johnson; three children, Richard E. Johnson, III of Las Vegas, NV, Alisha J. (Shevekkeo) Little, Jamal M. (Amelia) Johnson; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Robert Banks; three loving aunts, Mrs. Emma (Clifford) Thomas of Atmore, Alabama, Frances Clarke of Queen, New York and Juanita Johnson of Hartford, CT; one uncle, Wade Johnson of Atmore, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. Interment will follow at Guil-Rand Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.



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  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019
    I will miss Richard and conversation about his wife and family that he loved dearly. I pray God gives you strength. Co-worker, Crystal Gilmore
    ~ Crystal Gilmore   High Point, NC
  • Monday, April 15, 2019
    I wish to say that you will truly be missed praying for your family much love
    ~ TOBY ATKINS   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019
    I was so sorry to hear about Richard's passing, but know that he is in the presence of Jesus. He picked up at my office for Iron Mountain and we talked every time he came in. He was proud of his family and he talked of you all often. I know he will be missed. My prayers for you all for peach and comfort from God.
    ~ Jeanne Miraglia   Danville, VA
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019
    Aunt Pat Thank God for the time he placed Richard in your life. Loves goes beyond the grave . Take comfort in knowing how much he loved you and your family. Remember God is always with you and he will comfort you. Trust God and put it in his hands. Love you
    ~ Frederick & Brenda Allison   Trinity, NC
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    We don't know what to say except that we love you. We can't understand exactly how you feel, but Jehovah does, and will keep raising you up. We hope that our prayers will help a little. God is eager to do it again. Jehovah hates death; he views it as an enemy;(1 Corinthians 15:26) He has a longing to conquer that enemy, to undo death by means of the resurrection. He yearns to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again-Job 14:14,15. Our website www.jw.org is available to anyone who wants to learn more about our Creator and his purpose for obedient mankind.
    ~ Lonnie Burke   Loganville, GA
  • Friday, May 10, 2019
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. Accept our sincere condolences. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    God will sustain you with his "right hand of righteousness" during this difficult time and through each passing day. Isaiah 41:10 says: "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness." Isaiah 41:13; I "am grasping your right hand, the One [God] saying to you,...'I will help you.'" Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you!
    ~ Rachel Morton   Graham, NC