A Time To Be Born
Johnny "Moses" Johnson entered this world on August 20,1957 in Clarendon County, SC as the son of the late Henry and Ethel Mae Benbow Sweat Johnson.
He was affectionally called Moses.
A Time To Grow
Moses attended the public schools of Clarendon county. He was a proud graduate of Manning High School. As a young man he was employed by Sunbeam Manufacturing in Manning, SC for many years. He was a mechanic by trade but a brick mason by choice. He found his niche as a brick mason and this was the type of work that brought him joy. Moses worked as a brick mason for several contractors through out the course of his life. He last worked for Wilkes Builders until his health failed.
A Time To Worship
Moses joined Fourth Crossroad Baptist Church in Manning, SC in his youth and remained a member there until his passing.
A Time To Love
Moses found love and was united in Holy Matrimony to Eartha Lee Smith. They were married for 25 years.
A Time To Testify
In September of 2017, Moses fell seriously ill and was hospitalized. He was put in a medically induced coma and placed on life support. The Lord Jesus Christ extended his grace and mercy and Moses went home that December.
A Time To Die
On Friday, July 24, 2020, Moses came to the end of his life's journey on earth and closed his eyes in death at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter, SC at 4:44 PM.
A Time To Mourn
Moses leaves to cherish his loving memories his wife, Eartha Lee Smith-Johnson; a son, Marcus Anderson of Philadelphia, PA; a step-son, Corey Stukes of Sumter, SC; a step-daughter, Tiffany Smith of Sumter, SC; three brothers, Calvin (Mary) Johnson of Paxville, SC, Cleveland (Robertha) Sweat of Manning, SC and Charles Sweat of Sumter, SC; three sisters, Rebecca (Roosevelt) Sinkler of Pinewood, SC; Nancy D. Rose of Sumter, SC and Victoria Gibson of Orangeburg, SC; three sisters-in-law, Bobbie Williams, Edith Sweat and Elizabeth Sweat all of Sumter, SC; two special cousins reared in the home: James Clark and Emma C. Adger; a special niece he took into his home; Susan R. Prioleau; eight step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Moses was preceded in death by seven brothers, West Allen Sweat, Willie James Sweat, Douglas Johnson, Henry Lee Johnson, Albertus Johnson, Edward Johnson and Ronnie Johnson; two sisters, Virdia Mae McBride and Ruthie Mae Rose.
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