Sylvester Johnson

Published 11:18 am Wednesday, July 13, 2011

PORT GIBSON — Sylvester Johnson died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Patient Choice Hospital. He was 62.

Mr. Johnson was a member, deacon and on the Board of Trustees at Mercy Seat M.B. Church. He was a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and a member of New Zion Lodge No. 161 of the Masons, serving on the Royal Lodge and Knight Temple. He was a member of the Solomon Grand Consistory and the Jerusalem Shine Temple. He worked for many years with the Department of Human Services.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Amos Johnson Sr.

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Survivors include his mother, Sadie Johnson of Port Gibson; a brother, John Amos Johnson Jr. of Port Gibson; five sisters, Johnnie R. Brown, Yvonne Ryals, Rhonda Cook and Michelle Walls, all of Port Gibson, and Shirley Wilson of Birmingham, Ala.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Bonita Brady of Port Gibson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mercy Seat M.B. Church with the Rev. Frank McGriggs officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be today from 1 until 6 at Thompson Funeral Home and Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.