Samuel C. Johnson

Passed 08/10/2023


Obituary For Samuel C. Johnson

Mr. Samuel C. Johnson, age 76, of Athens, GA passed August 10, 2023.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 19, 2023 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 1931 Old West Broad St, Athens, GA with interment in Athens Memory Gardens. Viewing, Friday 1-6 PM, at the funeral home.

Survivors include: his wife, Emma Johnson; three daughters, Tracy (Elliott) Walker, Sonya Johnson Welch and Lakesha Johnson; six grandsons, Elliott, Brian and Richard Walker, Xavier Freeman, Elijah Welch and L'Kendrick Freeman; two great grandsons, Brylan Walker and Brayden Walker; two sisters, Betty (Luther) Watkins and Jan Watkins; four brothers, George Watkins, Jr., Hubert (Lora) Watkins, Julius (Cynthia) Watkins and Douglas Watkins; two brothers in law, Pastor Lamar (Marchelle) Sandoval and John Dowdy; two sisters in law, Bonnie (Jesse) Patterson and Linda Guzman; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Photos & Video

Add New Photos & Video


  • 08/19/2023

    Sending my Deepest Sympathies Sandra Elaine Bowers & Family

  • 08/18/2023

    Sorry for your loss praying for you and the family

  • 08/18/2023

    To my cousins Emma and the entire Families praying for you all. I loved to hear him sing, Precious Lord. He will truly be missed.

  • 08/18/2023

    I am so sorry to hear about his passing. He was a very kind man and will be missed. Prayers for his family.

  • 08/18/2023

    Sending prayers and condolences to the Johnson and Watkins Family. Ella Parrott

  • 08/16/2023

    This man! How he will be missed! He was a force to be reckoned with in our neighborhood, very protective. I will miss "visiting" him at his swing outside. I will miss seeing him in his swing, telling God what needed to be done on earth I suspect. My prayers for you, Emma, Richard and family are daily. May God be near to you at this time and in the weeks ahead.

  • 08/15/2023

    Condolences to the Johnson family. We will miss him singing lifting up the name of Jesus. We love Sam but God loves him best. Sincerely the Hunter family.

  • 08/11/2023

    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.


  • Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum

    ANA WOOD sent Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum for Samuel C. Johnson - 08/17/2023

    Our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Pilgrims Athens Friends

  • Peace & Serenity Dishgarden

    Peace & Serenity Dishgarden was sent for Samuel C. Johnson - 08/17/2023

  • Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum

    Azeal Gilham sent Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum for Samuel C. Johnson - 08/17/2023

    With sympathy and prayers, Azeal,Joell, and Myles Gilham.

Add a Candle

Click a candle below to add a candle to your message.