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Lewis Edward Johnson, Sr.

March 14, 1926 ~ July 1, 2020 (age 94)

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LEWIS E (DR. JAY) JOHNSON PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT HIS HOME ON JULY 1, 2020. HE WAS 94. BORN IN TOLEDO, OHIO TO JANE AND NEVEL GRAHAM.
    

LEWIS SERVED MANY YEARS IN THE UNITED STATE ARMY AND NAVY. HE WAS A VIETNAM VETERAN. HE MOVED TO HARLEM NEW YORK WHERE HE WOULD MEET HIS LATE WIFE HANNAH LEE CHESTNUT JOHNSON. HE  WORKED AS A CHEF IN ONE OF THE FINEST RESTAURANTS IN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK. HE HAD A PASSION FOR COOKING DIFFERENT SPONTANEOUS DISHES PIES AND CAKES ETC... THAT HE TAUGHT HIS KIDS HOW TO COOK. HE LATER MOVED TO HARLEM NEW YORK WHERE HE WOULD MEET HIS LATE WIFE HANNAH LEE CHESTNUT JOHNSON AND LATER ON THEY MOVED TO MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK. MR. LEWIS ALSO WORKED FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK MTA TRANSIT AS A CONDUCTOR FOR MANY YEARS AND RETIRED LATER ON. AFTER RETIRING HE WOULD HELP HIS BEST FRIEND/BROTHER BIG RUDY, THE GUERRINO’S WITH HIS STORES POPPY’S DELI, THE ICE CREAM FACTORY, DENTAL OFFICE. LEWIS AND HIS LATE WIFE HANNAH L CHESTNUT JOHNSON WOULD LATER MOVE TO MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA IN 2007.

LEWIS WAS THE MOST HUMBLE PERSON YOU COULD EVER MEET.

LEWIS IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS MOTHER JANE GRAHAM, WIFE HANNAH L CHESTNUT JOHNSON AND DAUGHTER LADORIS (VICKIE) CHESTNUT.
   

LEWIS IS SURVIVED BY HIS CHILDREN JANICE CHESTNUT, FELITA JOHNSON, KELLY HARPER, STEPHANIE CHESTNUT, GREGORY CHESTNUT, LEWIS E JOHNSON JR., AND JIM JOHNSON. 24 GRANDCHILDREN A HOST OF GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, NIECES AND NEPHEWS. A VERY SPECIAL SISTER-IN-LAW PAULINE (GWEN) McCORMICK. TWO GREAT AUNTS LILLY MAE GRISSET AND GERALDINE EADDY. VERY SPECIAL NEPHEWS LIL RUDY AND GARY THE GUERRINO FAMILY FOREVER. WE WOULD LIKE TO ALSO THANK HIS OLDEST GRANDDAUGHTER SHAVON CHESTNUT SHE HAS BEEN THERE FROM DAY 1 WITH OUR FATHER ALONG WITH HER CHILDREN AND HER BROTHER QUAMAINE, DAUGHTER STEPHANIE CHESTNUT, JANICE CHESTNUT, THE VETERANS NURSES MRS. VICKIE, MRS LOXIE, MRS. SUSAN, KINDRED HEALTHCARE E, GRAND-STRAND HOSPITAL DOCTORS, NURSES AND HOSPICE HOLLIE AND NICOLE WHOM ALL CARED FOR OUR FATHER AND MADE SURE HE WAS COMFORTABLE. YOU ALL ROCK... YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST. HE LOVED AND APPRECIATED EVERYTHING THAT WE ALL DID TO MAKE HIM COMFORTABLE AND AT PEACE.
REST IN PEACE DADDY YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED. WE LOVE YOU.

 

 

 

Lewis Edward Johnson, Sr. of Myrtle Beach passed away on July 1, 2020.  There will be a private service held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. at the Ocean View Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach Chapel. Private Burial will follow at the Florence National Cemetery with full military honors.

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Services

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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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Burial

Florence National Cemetery
803 E National Cemetery Rd.
Florence, SC 29506

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