Jeffrey Richard ‘Jeff’ Johnson
Jeffrey Richard “Jeff” Johnson, 49, of Clayton (formerly of Walton County), died on Nov. 15, 2016. He was born in Newton County on April 19, 1967, to Kaye Gazaway Johnson and the late James Cherry Johnson. He was preceded in death by his brother, the late Dereck Johnson.
Jeff was a man who loved his wife and children more than words could express. He loved the Lord and leaned on him throughout his fight. He firmly believed that he was not in control of tomorrow, that was God’s job! He knew God had a job for him and he did a great job as a willing servant. His favorite quote was “The best is yet to come.” His family takes comfort in knowing that he is at his best now and he is healed.
He loved being a part of the Walton and Rabun County communities. He was touched by the outpouring of love and support from everyone throughout his life, but especially over the last 20 months.
He is survived by his wife, Tina Johnson of Clayton; mother, Kaye Johnson of Clayton; daughters, Lucy Johnson of Clayton, Madison Farmer of Carrollton, Kaylynn Johnson of Clayton; sons, McCord Johnson of Clayton, Thomas Farmer of Carrollton, Steven Farmer of Clayton; sister, Sabrina Johnson of Helen; and several nieces and nephews that he loved as if they were his own.
A Celebration of Life was held Nov. 18, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Good Hope Christian Church with the Revs. Doyle Wallace and Willis Lumpkin officiating. A second Celebration of Life was held Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at Rabun County Fine Arts Building, with Pastora Adam Wright and Alice Woods officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to www.wileychurch.securegive.com (mark benevolence and put “Jeff” in the message box) or Rabun County Bank at 121 Rickman Drive, Clayton, Georgia 30525, make checks payable to Tina Johnson.
Meadows Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Nov. 24, 2016