Brian was born Friday, June 23, 1961 into the home of Delmas and Matilda Johnson, and deceased this life
on Friday, April 2, 2004, making his stay here on earth 42 years, 9 months and 10 days. Brian was preceded in
death by his father, Delmas Johnson, one sister, Carolyn Huff, and one brother, Jimmy Darrell Johnson.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife, Donna Sue Johnson, one daughter, Wendi Johnson, his
mother, Matilda Johnson, one brother, Ernie Johnson, and one sister, Betty Rae White, his father and mother-in-
law, Landis and Cleo Everage, who he was really close to. Brian had many special friends that he had met in
life. Brian was a special person in life. Everybody that knew him loved him. Brian had many complications in
his life to deal with, but he bore them with great pride.
Brian met Donna early in his life and was married on August 14, 1982. They had a really close
companionship. Brian developed heart problems and had to have heart surgery. That is when he saw he was in
need of a savior. Wit much praying and begging, the Lord saved his soul. When he came out of the hospital, he
was a different man. His conversations were about the Lord and how the Lord had brought him back home. On
the third Sunday in July, 2003, he joined the Happy Home Church and was baptized the first Saturday in August,
2003. He said he promised the Lord he would work for him the rest of his life.
Brian was just a simple, humble man. He loved to hunt and he had his rabbit dogs, which he took good care
of. That was what he was doing, feeding his dogs, when the Lord called him home. Donna and Wendi, I know
your life and home will never be the same, but by the help of the Lord you can go where Brian is. Brian will be
greatly missed here on Earth by family and many friends, but he is in a much better place. He won’t have to
worry about his sickness anymore. He is resting around the throne of God where everything is peace and joy.
The Happy Home Church has lost a great member. The neighborhood has lost a great neighbor. Brian will be
greatly missed by all who knew him, but we feel like our loss is Heaven’s gain.
Written by a Brother in hope, Oliver Mullins.
On July 17, 2004, Brian’s mother-in-law, Cleo Everage, passed away. Brian always said she was like a mother
to him. He always went to her house every morning to have coffee with her and Daddy. I know in my heart that
Brian and Mommy are both now wrapped in the arms of Jesus.
Remember me when flowers bloom
Early in the Spring
Remember me on sunny days
In the fun that summer brings
Remember me in the fall
As you walk through the leaves of gold
And in wintertime-remember me
In the stories that are told
But most of all remember
Each day-right from the start
I will be forever near
For I live within your heart