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Clellan Brooks Johnson Sr.

August 21, 1949 ~ May 16, 2020 (age 70)

Obituary

Clellan Brooks Johnson Sr., age 70 of 406 Price Street, Sanford, NC transitioned into eternal rest on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his residence.

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Rev. 21-4

The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us. Romans 8-18

Sorrow may endure for a season, but “JOY” cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 10:16PM at the age of 70 years and 3 months, God… in His infinite power, majestic wisdom and divine love, released our beloved Clellan Brooks “Billy” Johnson from all earthly limitations and granted him everlasting peace and serenity. “Billy” was born on August 21, 1949 in Sanford, North Carolina at the old hospital (Lee County Hospital). He was raised by his loving grandparents, the late Thomas Lenzie Sr. and Murdia P. Johnson of Cameron North Carolina.

“Billy” as he was affectionately called grew up in Cameron (Moore County) North Carolina, Cameron where he attended 1st Baptist Church in Cameron, North Carolina and where Jesus touched his heart and he knew the Lord was his Savior.

 He attended Pickney High School in Carthage, North Carolina and graduated from Union Pines High School in 1969. Upon completion of high school, he acquired a position with Parker Meat Company in Vass, North Carolina. This was his first of a series of different job opportunities for him. His grandfather, Linzie Johnson Sr. introduced him to the family business of farming. From his grandfather's guidance and love, “Billy” learned perseverance, patients, virtue and the true value of family. Later he acquired positions with Aberdeen Packing Company, Saco Lowell and Robert’s Company (White’s and Roberts). "Billy" was a dedicated employee. There were many days he pulled double shifts. He didn't complain; he knew that it had to be done. His last employment was Allied Performance Fibers. He labored there for 24 and some years until his retirement in 2013. Now “Billy” was able to truly enjoy his team the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was a true dedicated fan.

And the Steelers play dates he was tuned into their games. "Billy" loved everything about the Pittsburgh Steelers; even the colors black and gold. He portrayed them with pride, pleasure and pure joy. He enjoyed Drag Racing and going down to the Rockingham Race Tracks with his friends. But his favorite pastimes included anything that his two grandsons, Derek and Aaron enjoyed and loved doing. They were the double eye of his heart and everyone knew that.

A dedicated father, grandfather, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, “Billy” will truly be missed and surely not forgotten. His legacy of love will be forever cherished by his two devoted sons, Clellan “Powwow” and Aaron “Levi”’ two grandchildren, Derek Lenzie Johnson and Aaron Levi Johnson Jr. all of the home; two daughters, Francine Chambers (Charles) of Sanford, NC and Vicky Sellars of Pittsboro, NC; his loving aunt/ sister, Becky Johnson of Southern Pines, NC; two sisters, Elaine Williams (Gladstone) of Dover, Del. and Lydia Johnson of New Rochelle, NY; two brothers, James Arthur Morrison and Douglas Jackson both of Cameron, NC; one niece,  Monique Andrews (Michael) of Dover Del.; three nephews, Danny Johnson of Fayetteville, NC, Julius and Joshua Gray of New Rochelle, NY; thirteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a host of cousins and other relatives whom deeply mourn his passing. He will forever be remembered by many of his close personal friends. A special recognition to Ray Allen and Nathaniel Judd.

Professional Services Entrusted to: Knotts Funeral Home, Sanford

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Services

Wake
Saturday
May 23, 2020

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 23, 2020

2:30 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
May 23, 2020

Lee Memory Garden
2600 Hawkins Ave.
Sanford, NC 27330

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