Dad’s Obit in today’s paper – James D. Johnson III

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My dad’s obituary

 

The Gold Digger has her child Pearl listed
as if she & Dad had a child together which is not the case at all

 my brother Jim 4 who is Dad’s child should’ve
been listed prior than Pearl since he is both Daddy’s only son but also
because he’s older than Pearl

 

They don’t even mention that Dad had a great love
of music & played sax in several bands during his younger years

Dad only has 2 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild –
all the rest of the children listed are from pearl’s 2 marriages & 2
of those are her step children

 

I guess family pressured Donna into putting the fact
that Dad was married to my mom Elsie,

‘cause Donna has always tried to act like Elsie
didn’t exist & would get mad if I introduced myself to any one as Jim’s
daughter by his 1st wife Elsie

 now how can Donna justify getting mad for me
telling the truth about who I am?

 

 

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James Daniel Johnson Iii
HOPEWELL JUNCTION – James Daniel Johnson, III
a lifelong local resident went home to the Lord,
February
22, 2006
, he was 67. James was a loving
husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Born
April 18,
1938
, in Poughkeepsie,
James was the son of the late, James Daniel and Gertrude Potter Johnson, Jr.
James proudly served our country in the US Army post war in
Korea from
1958 – 1964. Mr. Johnson retired from Texaco Research in 1996 after 41 years of
dedicated service. While family was his passion, James also loved playing
softball for various teams including the Texaco Research and
Catherine Street Center
teams. Another joy of his was farming from the time he was a young boy until
his senior years. On
May
19, 1962
, James married Elsie Caesar. Mrs.
Johnson predeceased him on
December
31, 1978
. On October
16, 1982
, he married Donna M. Ennist in the Beulah Baptist Church.
Mrs. Johnson survives at home in Hopewell Junction. In addition to his loving
wife, Mr. Johnson is survived by his daughters, Theresa and her husband, Byron
Tillett of CT, Pearl and her husband, Jay Mabb of Selkirk, NY, his son, James
Daniel Johnson, IV of Hopewell Junction, five adoring grandchildren, Lovette,
Andre, Jay Jr., Heather and Elias, great grandson, Keith, a sister, Cheryl and
her husband, Ricky Rollins of MD, a brother, Rodney and his wife, Theron
Johnson of VA, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling
hours will be held at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Homes, Inc. 900 Route 82,
Hopewell Junction on Friday, February 24 from 7-9. A celebration of James’ life
will be Saturday, February 25 at
12:00 PM at
the funeral home. Interment will follow in
Hopewell Cemetery.

Published on February
24, 2006
.

 

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