Alfred Henry “J.J.” Johnson, 68, of Portsmouth, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington, WV. He was born Sept. 8, 1950 in Cleveland to the late Alfred and Dolores Gomez Johnson Sr.
A Vietnam War Army veteran, J.J. had worked as a corrections officer at SOCF and had attended Living Faith Temple.
He is survived by his wife, Eloyse White Johnson; two sons, Michael A. Hughes of Columbus and Demetrius L. Johnson of Portsmouth; four daughters, Kia C. (Charles) Johnson of Columbus, Shahara N. Brown of Dayton, Ambria J. Johnson and Jasmine J. (Marius) Johnson, both of Portsmouth; three siblings, Manuel E. Johnson of Cleveland, Timothy D. Johnson of Portsmouth and Lolita J. Johnson of Vacaville, CA; many grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.
In addition to his parents, J.J. was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Janessa D. Johnson; and a sister, Sheila D. Johnson.
Honoring Mr. Johnson’s service to our country, the flag of the United States Army will be flown at the funeral home on Wednesday.