James Floyd Johnson, 77, of Lawrenceville, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel. He grew up in Loganville, GA, the son of the late Sylvester Floyd and Runelle Johnson. He was predeceased by his brother John Paul. Jimmy served his country in the US Army. He retired from Bellsouth as a manager, after 35 years of employment. He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Loganville, Pioneer Club and The American Legion. Jimmy was an avid golfer at Summit Chase Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lorene Fountain Johnson of Lawrenceville; his daughter Janet Woolley and her husband Keith, of Denver; and daughter Julie Hayes, and her husband Matt, of Savannah. Grandchildren include Tate Woolley, Claire and Carson Hayes. He is also survived by his brother Benjamin Joe, and Sandra Johnson, of Loganville; and brother-in-law Guy and Anne Fountain, of Monroe. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com

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  1. Jimmy was a very special person and a very good friend. I will miss him very much. My prayers and condolences for his family and many friends.


  3. Lorene & Family,
    It is really hard to lose another classmate from LHS. I have had such high hopes that he could get well and our graduating class could have another Reunion. He was loved by all of us, a great friend and we can not begin to say how much he will be missed. Hold on to your great memories and take care of yourself. You and the Family will be in our prayers! May God bless you during this difficult time.
    Jackie J. Griffin (LHS Class of ’55)

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about Jimmy passing. My sympathy to his family. Jimmy, Jack Wade and myself carpooled to Bellsouth back in the 60’s. I’ll be keeping you in my prayers.

    Nathan Shirley

  5. Lorene, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jimmy was a special person, and yours is a special family. May God ease your pain, and the wonderful memories remain.

  6. Lorene, Janet, Julie,
    I can not express how sad we are at the passing of your father and husband! You all have been amazing neighbors the past 40 years! Please know that we will miss him dearly and if yall need anything in the coming months, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

    We love you all!
    Lou and Terry Bryant
    Mary Pickens

  7. I am going to miss the e-mails he would send. He was a good guy and one of my favorite bosses. I send my condolences to the family and friends.

  8. We are thinking of you. Jimmy was a wonderful person, a great leader; just an honorable person. Always so kind to me.

    Mary Ann

  9. I send condolences to the Johnson family and friends. Jimmy was a special person and seemed to always have a smile on his face no matter what the circumstances were and where you met him, he was the same person. I will always miss him as will his family.

  10. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Johnson personally, but I am very good friends with his mini-me, Janet. And if he was like his daughter, then he was a generous, witty, kind, intelligent, and extraordinary person. My deepest condolences to the Johnson family. I know how much he will be missed.

  11. Old Installation Friends NOT Forgotten

    When I was young I ran cable, wired and did some test,
    Shoulder to shoulder with some of the best.
    We were transferred around the country high and low,
    And had a blast everywhere that we did go.

    Over the years a promotion I would receive,
    And not the company or a person did I deceive.
    I made the company a buck or two,
    And I did my best to help my crew.

    After many years I would throw in my hat,
    And give up the position from where I sat.
    Upon retiring, up the road I went,
    And did some reflecting on the time I had spent
    Most of my friends did the same,
    Returning to the place from whence they came.

    Across this country I have many friends,
    In this great land that has no ends,
    My old friends’ faces I never see,
    For I am as busy as can be.

    The days fly by and the weeks rush on,
    Before I know it another year is gone.
    I hope they know I care just as well,
    As in the days when we would take a drink,
    And raise a little hell.

    We were much younger then and oh the jokes,
    And now we are much older, tired folks.
    Tired of playing a foolish game,
    Tired of trying to make a name.

    Tomorrow, I will call on them,
    To let them know I still think they’re a gem.
    But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,
    And time just grows and grows.

    Just down the road – yet far away,
    The phone rings, one of my friends died today,
    That’s what we get and deserve in the end,
    Down the road, a vanished friend.

    If someone means a lot to you, let them know,
    Remember, tomorrow, they may be the one to go.
    If you linger for long, it may be too late,
    So I recommend, not to hesitate.

    Seize the day and have no regrets.
    Your friends and family are the ones that hedged your bets,
    They made you the person you are today,
    And they are what it’s all about, anyway!!

    This rhyme might be a little rough from a scholars’ view,
    But for an old Installer out of his environment it will just have to do.
    Its’ purpose is to be a reminder of important things along the way,
    And for us not to squander another day.

    I will be an Installer ‘til the end,
    Enjoyed the job and my friends.
    I may not be able to visit or give all of you a call,
    Just wanted to say thanks – for all the good memories.

  12. A boss, a friend, an overall great guy. So glad that I knew Jimmy for all these years. The world’s a colder place without him. He will be missed.

  13. Jimmy was one of my favorite Bellsouth friends. His leadership helped change the technology of our central office equipment. He was a great team builder and always made each of us work harder. Will never forget all of the ESS conversion team meetings at No. 7 Executive Park Drive.

  14. Jimmy was a very special friend. I enjoyed working with him, playing golf with him and just spending time with him. He was always positive and upbeat in every thing. He was one of the people I looked forward to seeing at the Bell golf tournament at Jekyll Island every year. I will miss him.

  15. Janet and Keith have been friends for many years and it was clear how much Mr. Johnson was loved and will be missed. Our thoughts and condolences are with you.

  16. Lorene, I treasure yours and Jimmy’s friendship through the last few years. We as friends will miss him terribly. May God wrap His loving arms around you and your family and give you the peace and comfort that you need. Just remember that you are not alone, Jesus is with you. Our prayers and our love go out to your wonderful family.

  17. Mrs. Johnson, Janet and Julie,
    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Although it has been many years since I have spoken directly to any of you, as life has taken us in different directions, Mr. Johnson’s example of what a husband, father, professional, and gentleman is supposed to be, has always stayed firm in my memory. Always friendly and smiling, while holding firm in his beliefs and convictions. Whether it was at the Falcon Complex, walking around Lawrenceville with Mrs. Johnson, or just sitting and laughing while watching TV, each time I saw him I never had a doubt that he was the personification of what I wanted to be “when I grow up”. As my children enter adulthood, I am proud that fatherhood in my house was guided by scripture and God given examples like “Mr. Johnson”. I am sure that he was a mentor to more people than is possible to count…including two beautiful daughters that made him very proud. My most sincere condolences.

  18. Jimmy will be missed by many people -family, friends from BellSouth & AT&T, golf buddies and all the folks he touched during the years! He always had a smile to share or the occasional poke of fun to get even from the last time you saw each other! He will have the perfect swing in the NEW HOME! And of course a really great caddie! We will miss you!

  19. I had the privilege of playing golf with Jimmy for over 30 years. He was a fine gentleman and friend. I will miss him very much.

  20. Jimmy was my 2nd level manager for the years I worked in Georgia always great to talk to. After my retirement in South Carolina we became email buddies and shared many interesting things. I will miss that. May his soul rest in peace. John Fox

  21. I worked for Jimmy a few years and he was a great boss . we got a lot of work done and had a good time he will be missed by many.

  22. Revelation 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away

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