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Elbert Johnson, a devoted husband, a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and beloved friend, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at CenterPoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri. He was born October 2,1943, in Elaine, Arkansas to the parents of Epson and Irene (Hines) Johnson; who both preceded him in death.
Elbert was married to Elaine (Hayes) Johnson for 38 years. With this union, he leaves to cherish the memory & legacy of 4 sons, Daren M. Johnson (Donna), Kenneth Johnson (Ramada), Elbert Johnson, and Eric Johnson (Brandy).
Over the amazing 78 years Elbert walked this earth he was known as and for many things.
Being one of 8 siblings, his brothers, sisters & close family called him “MacGyver”, because those who knew him, knew he could and would fix or rig up whatever he needed, with whatever he had to make it work. Elbert was an “Entrepreneur”, he owned and operated a custodial, truck driving restaurant businesses & several other businesses, as well as assisting others to startup and open their business through his time and service. Call him the “Pizza Man”, Elbert loved cooking and being in the kitchen. He could make a meal out of just about anything. His staple meal that was loved by many was his Gourmet Pizza and let’s not forget about those Pizza Burgers. If you had either one of them, you know they were amazing!
Elbert was also a lifelong and dedicated Deacon and member of the United Believers Community Church. Elbert was a caring, giving, and selfless servant of the church and the community. You could call him the “Handyman”.
He would give you the shirt off his back, and be the first person to volunteer his time and services at church or to whoever needed it from laying carpet, painting, roofing, etc.
And, lastly and most important he was Husband, Dad, and Grandpa, Paw-paw, he loved his family and would do all he could for them. With Elaine by his side, Elbert and Elaine traveled many trips to Michigan for family reunions and Memphis for family visits. Never-ending, they both devoted much time to spoiling their grandkids and devotion to family and various church outings.
If you ever had the privilege and honor to know and meet Elbert you would know he was a “Jack of all Trades.” In addition to his wife of 38 years and his four sons, Elbert leaves his legacy and memories behind to his siblings; Henry Johnson (Elizabeth), Epson Johnson Jr., James Johnson (preceded in death) (Helen), Glenn C. Johnson (Janice) & Conrad Johnson (Terri); Samella Norwood (Willie), and Ella Johnson, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends.
Elbert, you will dearly be missed by all!
Visitation will be 10AM, with services to follow at 11AM, Saturday, July 16 at United Believers Community Church, 5600 E. 112th Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.Service Information:
Visitation will be 10AM, with services to follow at 11AM, Saturday, July 16 at United Believers Community Church, 5600 E. 112th Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.
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