Robert (Bob) Lee Johnson entered this life in Warrenton, Georgia to the late Mary Lee Ranger and Rufus Johnson, and into eternity on January 9, 2021. He was also predeceased by his beloved brother, Eugene Moss, with whom he shared a special bond.

From the time he was a young boy, Bob was an avid reader and seeker of knowledge and truth, always excelling academically. And as much as he was an intellect, he was equally as strong and athletic as an Allstar in any sport that he played in grade school and beyond. Upon graduating from high school in Sparta, Georgia with honors, Bob immediately enlisted in the Air Force before moving near and with his late Uncle Dock Johnson and Aunt Claudia Coleman in New York and Connecticut.

Shortly after Bob arrived in Connecticut, he enrolled in Norwalk Community College where he met his future wife, Betty, who was also attending the same college. After a 2-year courtship, Bob and Betty married and had their first child, Robert (Robby) Johnson, Jr., shortly thereafter in 1970. Robert continued his education at the University of Bridgeport where he received his bachelor’s degree.

With having a wife and young children, Bob established a renewed relationship with God and was often found reading a Bible and quoting scriptures in his spare time. However, when he was not meditating and praying, Bob enjoyed many other activities and hobbies including bowling, softball, coaching, football, bid whist, fishing, cooking, and of course reading anything else that would expand his already vast knowledge.

Eventually though, after 30 years as a corporate accountant, Bob, Betty, and their daughter, Tamika, relocated to Georgia for him to be closer to his mother and extended family. It was also during this time that Bob transitioned into a new career as a real estate agent and broker. He met hundreds of people during this time and if you had a question (or not), he had an answer and proof to back it up. Additionally, Bob grew to have very close relationships with several of his nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends and served as a father figure to many, both young and old and near and far.

Remembering Bob will be easy, however, with loving gratitude, he leaves to cherish his memory his beautiful wife of 50 years, Betty Johnson, son, Robert “Robby” (Kimberly) Johnson, Jr., daughter Tamika (Darryl) Sangster, four (4) grandsons, Gabriel Johnson, Michael Johnson, Levi Sangster and Alexander “Xan” Sangster, granddaughter, Kimaya Chin, brothers William Rufus Johnson and Ronnie Moss, and a host of cousins, beloved nieces & nephews and other relatives and friends.
Bob, you have inspired us all with your teaching, mentorship, support, determination, encouragement, and love. We love you and will miss you forever!

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Funeral Service: January 23, 2021 1:00 pm - January 23, 2021 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

770-469-9811

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  1. Betty and all of our family members, the love of God will sustain you during this very difficult time. Know that Robert isn’t suffering and agonizing about listening to the doctor or taking his own medical concoctions. He is in the loving embrace of God and his spirit and legacy remain with us throughout eternity. Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to our entire family. Much love and blessings!

    Cousins Alvin (Oliver) and Emma Ruff/Lee

  2. To my sister Betty & Family, Know that you will receive abundant strength, understanding and peace from God during these days and weeks which will continue through the years. Bob will be missed! His unwavering wisdom, guidance and passion for giving will be remembered and cherished. Bob will forever be adored. Our sincere condolences to my family. With Love and prayers!

    Carolyn & Otis Woods

  3. To Betty Johnson and family:, Robert’s kindness, mentorships ,knowledge , and sound advice will live with in us all He will truly be missed! My condolences and prayers to you and the family! Love, Gayle Bradshaw

    • CandleImageTo the Johnson Family:
      Please know that we are praying with you at this time. May God continue to breathe Peace and Comfort as you remember the life and works of Mr. Johnson.
      With our sincerest condolences

      Love from our family

  4. Prayers, love and condolences to Betty and the family. You and Bob were and are great friends and I have lasting memories of so many good times with you both playing cards. Bob rest in peace❣️

  5. To Betty and Family: You are loved! Juan and I will all cherish the great memories that we’re made over the years playing Bid Whist at your house. Bob was one of a kind, very patient, soft spoken, funny, and a man of great wisdom. Even in the heat of playing cards, he got his point across but never lost his cool. To my Big brother, rest easy, no more hurting, no more pain, peace in the arms of the Lord.

  6. CandleImageTo Betty and Family: our sincere condolences, know that you are loved, and we are here for you! Juan and I enjoyed the great times we shared playing Bid Whist at your house with the crew. Bob was one of a kind, a gentle spirit, humorous, soft spoken, and a man of great wisdom. Even in the heat at the card table, he knew how to get his point across, but never lost his cool. Brother Bob, rest easy – no more hurting; no more pain; sweet comfort in the arms of the Lord.

  7. CandleImageNo one in this world can ever compare to the person you were. You’ll never know how much you’ve impacted the lives of all those around you.

  8. CandleImageTo Mrs. Betty Johnson and Family,
    Praying God’s everlasting peace to comfort and sustain you and His unfailing love to surround each of you during this difficult time.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Emmeline Lamothe

  9. CandleImageMs. Betty you and your family are in my prayers!
    Mr. Bob was so dear to my family! He will truly be missed.
    I am praying your your strength in the Lord.

    With love,

    Antoinette Coast

  10. Praying for peace and comfort for Betty, the children & grandchildren and the multitude of family and friends. My condolences are with all of you..

    Love,

    Cynthia Newton

  11. CandleImageMy heart and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Bob will always be remembered as the Gentle Giant he was. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding, keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.

  12. CandleImageI extend sincere condolences to Betty, her family and friends.
    I am thankful that that paths crossed I met Bob and Betty.
    I will always remember Bob for his sense of humor….always a laugh or chuckle wherever he was.
    I lift you all up in prayer. May your faith and memories sever as solace during this difficult time.

  13. CandleImageSleep in peace Uncle Robert. You will be truly missed! Love you 🙏🏽❤️

    From your Niece,

    Desiree Anderson

  14. CandleImageWith love, we send our deepest sympathy and condolences. We will keep you all in our prayers.

    Sincerely,

    Polly and Robert Baker, and Ms. Doris Strong

  15. CandleImageTo Our Johnson Family: Bob, our dear friend/family, we love you. Your Life, Well Lived!

    The Joy of the Lord embraces your life, with the open wings of Angels singing…”Welcome – Well Done”; rejoicing in the Lord during your ascension to Heaven!

    R.I.P. Bob ~Hugs from Anthony Thomas & Family!

  16. CandleImageDear Mrs. Betty, Robbie, Tamika and the Johnson family,

    May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and provide comfort and care during your time of bereavement. God bless you all and I will continue to pray for your family.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Rita Wright-Peyton and family
    Dumfries, Virginia

  17. CandleImageBetty, May memories of “Bob and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    I Am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Know that I am with you in spirit and just a happy me call away.
    May God continue to bless and guide you as you continue on this journey called life.
    Love you ,
    Wannie

  18. CandleImageDear Johnson Family,

    Given these trying times, just wanted to thank you for allowing us to be a part of today’s celebration of life. The homegoing service was very nice. The reflections were heartfelt. We’ll continue to keep you prayed up and ask The Lord to continue to give you the strength needed during your time of bereavement.

    Love to all,
    Clarence/Margaret/Verna of S.Carolina by way of Connecticut

  19. CandleImageAunt Betty, Robby, Tamika,
    I’m sorry I wasn’t able to come down to celebrate Uncle Bob’s homegoing but, know my heart and thoughts are with you in my absence! I pray the days ahead be filled with less sadness and more peace and joyful memories of him to comfort you. He’s now resting with his maker and smiling down on you all, and up there in heaven back in the kitchen cooking up something! 😇 God bless! Love you, Dané

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