James "Jim" L. Johnson

Saturday, April 20th, 1929 - Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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James “Jim” Johnson, 90, of Chesapeake, VA, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Born April 20, 1929 in Portsmouth, VA, Jim was the son of the late Andrew B. Johnson and Marion Gaskins Johnson. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After 36 years of government service, he retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1990. Jim was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Andrew Johnson Jr., Paul Johnson, and two sisters, Mary Leigh Jones and Patricia Richmond.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Barbara Edwards Johnson, two daughters, Joy Blue (Ed) of Bennington, VT, Lisa Foreman (Mark) of Chesapeake, VA, one brother, Marvin, one sister, Betty Rhodes, two sisters-in-law, Clarice Johnson and Sandra Johnson, four grandchildren, Ryan, Leanne and Nathan Blue, and Sarah Foreman, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim was a member of Calvary Assembly of God, Virginia Beach, VA. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God. Visitation with the family will be at 1:00 p.m. that same day at Calvary Assembly of God. A graveside service with Military Honors will be Monday, September 30, 2:00 p.m. at the Albert G. Horton Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. Please visit his Book of Memories at where you may leave a note to the family.
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  • Service

    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 2:00pm
    Calvary Assembly of God
    4925 Providence Rd,
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    The family will receive friends and hour prior to service.
  • Interment

    Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial State Veterans Cemetery
    5310 Milners Road
    Suffolk, Virginia 23434
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    Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 2pm.


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Christine Beiler

Posted at 07:57pm
For Love of Uncle Jim, Aunt Barbara, Joy, and Lisa know that our Hearts go out to y'all and that one of my favorite things about the Family has been the Love that we all have for one another. Your Dad always exemplified Love and caring I'll always be grateful for that example, and that one of a kind voice that remained so steadfast. Love Scott and Christine Beiler

David Bodnar

Posted at 08:19am
Dearest Barbara. I was so sorry to hear about Jim and want to express my deepest sympathy and wish you God's peace that He shall never leave us in our time of need and His many promises including that one day we shall be with our loved ones again! On behalf of CBN Television Engineering we share your grief and encourage you in your time of mourning. God Bless you and your family. --David Bodnar

Tracy Swager

Posted at 01:48pm
Barbara - I am so very sorry to hear about your husband. We didn't get to meet him here in the Nashville office, but from the comments of others I can tell we missed a treasure. Praying for you, sister, that the Lord's comfort would keep you close and hold you tightly. - The CBN Nashville team

Martha Bixler

Posted at 12:31pm
What an amazing life Jim lived. He was always so kind and welcoming when I would see him. The presence of the Lord was with him. What a blessing from the Lord that you had so many years together, but even more that you will see him again in the sweet by and by. I will be praying for you during this difficult time. All my Love, Martha Bixler

Carolyn Midgette

Posted at 05:53pm
Barbara, I'm so sorry in hearing of the passing of Jim. He was such a pleasant & Godly man. Will be keeping you & your family in my prayers.
Carolyn (Little) Midgette
Lisa Midgette
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