Norman David Johnson entered the Kingdom of Heaven on February 10, 2021 in Grand Rapids MI.
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He was born on December 16, 1956 in Detroit Michigan to his parents Edna Douglas Evans and Phillip Barry Johnson Sr ( deceased).
He was preceded in death by his father Phillip Barry Johnson Sr, his paternal grandparents Minnie Mae Turner and Ira Johnson, and his Uncle Mertis Johnson.
His maternal grandparents David and Eva Mae Evans.
Norman attended school in Chicago, Ill and Whitehall Michigan.
After graduating from school in 1975 he enlisted into the military (Army) and after returning home from the military he worked various jobs and working as a recruiter for a number of years and retired from working as a Supervisor for the United States postal Service.
Norman gave his life to the Lord at a young age and his heart's desire was to bring forth the word of God as a preacher, Norman truly knew the Lord as his Savior and Loved him very much.
Norman enjoyed playing basketball, golfing, listening to music (Jazz) and spending time with his wife, his children and grand children.
He Cherished and adored his mother Edna Evans and loved her very much.
He leaves his wife of 28 years (Yolanda Faye Johnson)
Children- Norman David Johnson the second (Grand Rapids), Adrian David Johnson( Grand Rapids), Tanaya Sharee Shepherd (Grand Rapids) and Kevin Maurice Shepherd (Muskegon).
Mother Edna Douglas Evans (Grand Rapids)
Siblings- Henry Allen Wright, Gerald Edwin Wright, Phillip Barry Johnson Jr - all from Muskegon, Douglas Wright (Grand Rapids), Helen Rae Womack (Grand Blanc, MI) Phyllis Darcel (Earl) Grant (Chicago Ill), Benjamin Michael (Elaine) Johnson (Vallejo, CA), Wanda Wright-Gilkey (Lansing, Mi) and Lisa Yvette Shelton (Huston, TX).
Norman has 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandson and 1 expecting to arrive in August.
He has a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts that he loved very much!
Norman was vey close to his cousin- Qammar Mateen
and also close to his brother in laws- Albert Rucks, Calvin Rucks Jr, Kelvin Tippit, and Earl Grant
Best friends- Michael Murdaugh, Tony Murdaugh, Leon Sargent,
and the Thursday evening Mens Prayer Group- Phillip Johnson Jr, Michael Johnson, Michael Murdaugh, Tony Murdaugh, Leon Sargent, Stanley Grissom, and Zack.
Special Friends- Pastor Jerome and Cynthia Talbert, Pastor Arthur and Marvina Bailey, Carmen Gillespsie and Lance Walker.
Public visitation will be held Monday, February 15, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM at Ivy K Gillespie Memorial Chapel, 1865 Eastern Avenue SE. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, February 15, 2021 also located at Ivy K Gillespie Memorial Chapel, at 1:00 PM.