Dwayne Terry Johnson, of Lawrenceville, passed away on November 14, 2012 at the age of 61. He was born on March 9, 1951 to Barnwell R. Johnson and Erma W. Johnson. Terry graduated from Central Gwinnett High School in 1969 where he enjoyed much success on the pitchers mound, earning the tag "the Little Bulldog" and pitched several no-hit games, and on the football field where he led the Black Knights as quarterback. He went on to attend Brewton-Parker College where he continued his success on the mound. He returned home to find his niche as a police officer for the Gwinnett County Police Department in 1974. As an officer he rose to the rank of Detective Lieutenant and was a member of the S.W.A.T. Team, commander over vice and narcotics, an instructor in the police academy and a graduate of the F.B.I. Academy. However, his proudest achievements were his son Michael Stanley Johnson and Scott Andrew Johnson, who he taught, through his many trials and tribulations, to endeavor to persevere. Terry Johnson is survived in death by his mother, Erma W. Johnson, his brother, Sanford Johnson, and his sisters, Trudi J. Nalley and Sheila J. Beale, his sons Michael S. Johnson and Scott A. Johnson, his grandsons, Tanner Reese Johnson and Chase Roy Johnson, his granddaughters, Evelyn Mary Lee Johnson and Lucy Louise Johnson, and his daughter-in-laws, Melissa Johnson and Sarah Johnson. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11 o'clock at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Interment will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 4 o'clock until 8 o'clock at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. My heart goes out to Terry’s sons and family and the range of emotions that they will have to work through. May the peace of God that transcends all understanding guard your hearts and minds. “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.” Isaiah 66:13a Love in Christ, Helen

  2. STAN, ANDY AND THE JOHNSON FAMILY:

    MAY THE LOVE OF THOSE AROUND YOU AND THE LOVE OF GOD, HELP YOU THROUGH THE DAYS AHEAD. PRAYING FOR GOD’S COMFORT AND STRENGTH FOR ALL OF YOU TODAY.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. Know that the Lord is by your side and will ease your pain. I love each and every one of you and wish I could be there.

  4. When I think of Terry, I remember the battles in little league. The JC Stars vs. the Giants. I never knew anyone else that, for his size, could throw a baseball as fast as he could. When your grief seems over whelming may the Lord bring memories to the surface,that will over come the grief. May God give His peace to all the family.

  5. Your strong and compassionate sons are your legacy and you must be very proud of them. May you rest in peace knowing your family is in good hands.

  6. Lonnie & I are so grateful that we got to see Terry just this past Tuesday and that we were there for the family the night he passed away. Our prayers are with my sister, Erma, Terry’s brother and his sisters, and Terry’s two remarkable sons and their families. I got to tell Terry once again on Tuesday that I loved him.. Love and Prayers. Dean & Lonnie

  7. I went to Central Gwinnett with Terry. Cheered many games for the Black Knight. My heart goes out to the family. Linda Martin Branch Stephens.

  8. Trudi, I am very sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. May God bless you and your family during this very difficult time.

  9. Growing up in the Sweetwater community and knowing Terry most of my life I am sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers and being sent to the entire family.

  10. Terry was a very special man whose greatness grew as he matured, and as evidenced by his life achievements and the outpouring of love and wishes to his family. My prayers are with all whose hearts are aching with the loss.

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