On Friday, April 13, 2018, Deacon Isaac “Jimmy” Johnson, Sr. transitioned to his heavenly
home not made by man. Isaac Johnson, affectionately called by some “Jimmy”, “Ghost” or “Dec”,
the seventh child of the late Mr. Douglas Johnson, Sr. and Mrs. Ella Sampson Johnson was born
March 17, 1946, in Summerton, South Carolina.
He attended and graduated from Scott’s Branch High School in Clarendon School District One.
He loved sports. He played football, basketball, baseball and bowled. He was also a high school
student bus driver.
Jimmy was brought up in a Christian home. At an early age, he joined Taw Caw Missionary
Baptist Church where he confessed Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized. Jimmy
had a joy for singing. Because of this joy, he sang in the children’s choir. He was also a part of the
singing group “The Spiritual Voices.” The group traveled to many states singing including returning
to South Carolina annually to provide a concert. As a part of the Spiritual voices, they recorded a
Gospel Album. Jimmy later moved to New York. He was affiliated with Universal Temple, and was a
member of the House of Faith Church of Holiness where he became an Ordained Deacon and
continued singing for the Lord. There he was a member and President of the Male Chorus. He
joined the Jesus Outreach Prison Ministry in Brooklyn, New York, visiting the prisons singing
praises to the Lord.
When Jimmy and his family relocated to South Carolina, he and his family reconnected with his
childhood church, Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church. He served as a Deacon. He joined the Male
Chorus and became president, and sang with the Heavenly Stars, Sons of Faith and the Gospel
Jimmy moved to New York as a young man where he worked at Crest-form Factory, as a
Security officer at Bi-Right, and other jobs to ensure that his family was secure. Jimmy moved back
to South Carolina several years ago. To continue to provide for his family, he gained employment in
Sumter School District and later at TRIMACO in Manning, South Carolina.
He met and married Betty Lou Martin in 1971. To this union two children were born.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving and devoted wife, Betty Lou Martin Johnson; his
three children, Tina ( John) Johnson-Boone, Isaac (Trina) Johnson, Jr., Chiffon (Malcolm) Johnson-
Cameron; a grandson raised as his own, Fredrick Johnson and six additional grandchildren: Tony
Cornelius, Jr., Charlie Murray, Jada Boone, Trinifa Johnson, Iqueze Johnson and Malachi Cameron
; his siblings: Deacon Priestly (Blanche) Johnson, Brother John Phillip (Susan) Johnson, Evangelist
Mary (Adam) Johnson, Sister Ella M. Lawson, and Deacon Joseph Dallas, Jr.,; step siblings: Emily,
John, Jacob, and David; four God-children: Taquanna Witherspoon, Jaronda Campbell, Scott
Gadsden, Jr., and Fleming Briggs, Jr.; his spiritual children: Thelma Junious, Mary Holiday, Arlene
House, Louise Green, Carolyn Blanding, Roxie House, Abigail Billups, Roderick and Jennie
Andrews; mother-in-law, Daisy Martin; two sisters-in-law: Pastor Myra (Leroy) Pearson and Janice
(Robert) Brown; brothers-in-law: Leroy (Helen) Thompson and John (Elanora) Simmons; special
aunt, Louise Sampson and her children, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, spiritual
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
The family is receiving friends at the home, 1116 Olympic Drive, Manning, SC.
|Deacon Isaac "Jimmy" Johnson, Sr.
Date of Birth: 03-17-1946
Date of Death: 04-13-2018
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|10Saturday, January 9, 2016
Davis Station Church of God
1071 Loss Brook Road
Davis Station, South Carolina
Superintendent Elder Mack Wilson,
Assisted by Minister Pherneco A.Myers
Final Resting Place
Fourth CrossroadsChurch Cemetery
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church
1130 Granby Lane
Summerton, South Carolina
Reverend Dr. William T. Johnson,
Final Resting Place
Deacon Johnson will be placed
in the church for viewing one hour
prior to the service.
|"If I walk in the pathway of duty
If I work till the close of the day
I shall see the great king in his beauty
When I've gone the last mile of the way."