Jerry Don Johnson Sr., 69, of Paw Paw, MI, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born on March 2, 1951 in Honey Grove, TX, son of Archie and Nora (Shaw) Johnson.
Jerry graduated from Flint Northwestern High School. He worked at Knouse Foods for many years until his retirement. Jerry was passionate about fishing, sunbathing, and relaxing out in nature. He loved to tell stories and adored time with his family and grandkids. Jerry loved everyone, and he took it upon himself to guide many children, grandchildren, and friends in need of him. He also enjoyed going to Martin Speedway for drag racing and car shows. Jerry had such a big personality; from the constant stories, to the gatherings, and fishing trips, jokes, and "I'm not sleeping" moments, he will be so deeply missed by everyone in his life.
Surviving are his children, Marijane (Dontrel) Gaddy, Jerry Johnson, Jr., Tramaine Johnson, LaCresha Johnson, and Ivory Herron. Grandchildren, Jai'Viontae Johnson and Eric Berenz. Siblings, Claudia Gates, Raymond Johnson, Glenda Mims, Richard (Rene) Johnson, Marshall Tucker. Aunt, Patricia (Rick) Scott, and his life partner, Christine Johnson. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Shiela Johnson.
Friends will be received at Freshwater Community Church, 600 E. Michigan Ave.. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. A celebration of his life will follow immediately beginning at 2:00pm.
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