Thomas Barrett Johnson, 46, entered eternal rest on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. Born in Brooklyn, N. Y. on February 28, 1966 to the parents of Aretha Maggie Andrews Johnson and the late Thomas O’Neal Johnson.
Thomas was educated at St. Peters Catholic Calvary School. He continued his education at Concord School and then graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School, all of New York. At an early age he joined Antioch Church of New York City, N. Y.
He was employed with Werner Enterprises, dba, Home Depot out of Columbia for an extended period of time.
On December 8, 2010, Thomas was united in Holy Matrimony to Ernnessa Jackson Johnson.
Those left to cherish his precious memories, in addition to his mother, Aretha Maggie Andrews Johnson of Brooklyn, NY; his loving and devoted wife, Ernnessa Jackson Johnson of the home; two sons, Barrett Johnson of Atlanta, GA and Ernest Julian Jackson of the home; three daughters, Ne’ema P. Jackson, Niesha A. Jackson and Nailah J. Washington, all of the home; one sister, Barbara Ann Haynesworth of Sumter; paternal grandmother, Gladys Johnson; mother-in-law, Julia B. Jackson and father-in-law, Rev. Dr. Ernest Jackson, all of Sumter; three sisters-in-law, Minister Rondalyn (Gary) Hodge, Venita Jefferson, Jolonda (Kevin) Moses, all of Sumter; one brother-in-law, Timothy (Shelissa) Moultrie of Charlotte, NC; aunts, Wilhelmenia (John) Rose, Virginia (Willie) James, Sarah Sharper Reames, Lessie Dumas, all of Sumter, Gardenia Willis of Atlanta, GA, Josephine (Ray) Larkins of Palmyra, NJ, Ella Russ of Queens, NY, Barbara Carter of Nakina, NC, Mary (Rudolph) Galloway of Whiteville, NC; uncles, Empire (Louise) Andrews of Bristol PA, Richard (Nora) Andrews of Burlington, NJ, Curtis Andrews of Nakina, NC; a special cousin, Melinda (Byron) White; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and very close friends who will miss him.
He was preceded in death by his father, and an aunt, Hattie Mae Johnson.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Monday, February 4, 2013 from the New Hope Ministries, 95 Community Street, Sumter, with Pastor John Russell Rogers, eulogist.
The family will receive friends at the home 524 West Calhoun Street, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 p. m.
The funeral procession will leave from the home at 1:30 p. m.
Floral bearers and pall bearers will be family and friends.
Burial will be in the Bradford Cemetery, Sumter.