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The Very Reverend Dr.
Emmanuel Wea Johnson Sr.

It is with grateful hearts and joy filled spirits that the Johnson, Elliott, Baker and Cummings families announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband and father, Emmanuel W. Johnson Sr., at the Dulles Health Rehab and Nursing in Herndon, VA on March 2nd, 2018. Father J, as he was affectionately called by many, transitioned in the evening surrounded by his nuclear family and closest friends.

Born in Fishtown, Maryland County, Liberia West Africa, he was a blessing to Ban Sie-Dabe Johnson and Helena Tode Elliott-Johnson on May 24, 1924.

Father Johnson is survived by his wife, Henrietta B. Johnson; his five children, Esther Jallah, Emmanuel W. Johnson Jr. (Eliane), Helene T. Johnson, Randetta N. Johnson and Randolph B. Johnson (Tasha); his seven grandchildren Saygbah (Lady) Cooper, Elise Johnson, Nuelle Johnson, Emmanuel W. Johnson III (Manny), Charles Crawford (Champ), Sean Johnson, and Liliana Johnson (Lily); his mother-in-law Rachel A. Cummings; his sisters-in-law Matene McWilliams, Rosalind Cummings, Rachel E. Cummings, Mona Cummings and Lena Tabla Cummings; his brothers-in-law Ralph Cummings and Edgar (Boy Blue) Cummings, many nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives. 

Father J, also has a host of inherited children; Paul & Verlaine Jones, Gerald & Roberta Cooper, Julius King, Sarah Gibson-Doe, Wilmot Merchant, Genevieve Sherman- Sheriff, John & Rosalind Mellish, Frederick Walker, and Clemenceau Urey to name a few.

He was the second of five maternal children.  His siblings John Bedell, Samuel Johnson, Cecelia McWilliams-Boyd, and George McWilliams all predeceased him.

Home-going services are as follows:

Wake Keeping – Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:00pm  
St. David’s Episcopal Church
43600 Russell Branch Avenue, Ashburn Virginia 20147

Funeral Service - Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:00am
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Interment: St David’s Episcopal Church, 43600 Russell Branch Avenue, Ashburn VA 20147

Hotel Accommodations:
For all hotels, use the Group Name:  LECUSA Group
All rooms include complimentary breakfast

SpringHill Suites (studio)              Hampton Inn                   Best Western Inn & Suites
53 Industrial Highway                        8840 Tinicum Blvd             45440 Holiday Drive
Sterling VA                                       Sterling VA                        Sterling VA
(703) 444-3944                                703-537-7800                    (703) 471-8300
LECUSA rate $94.00                        LECUSA rate $85.00         LECUSA rate $74.00
Book SpringHill SuitesBook Hampton Inn & Suites

Family Contact:
Henrietta Johnson (Lady J) 703-723-0845
Emmanuel W. Johnson Jr. (EJ) 240-506-0290 (contact for Donations)
Helene Johnson (Teta) 571-235-9504 (contact for Donations)
Randetta Johnson (Ranny) 240-380-5827
Eliane Dunn-Johnson 240-848-1615

To light a candle and share your thoughts, please click on this link.  Emmanuel W. Johnson Sr. Obituary page

*The family would prefer monetary donations in lieu of flowers.  All donations can be mailed to 42103 Byrnes View Terrace, Aldie VA 20105 to the attention of Helene or Emmanuel Jr.  Please contact either person for additional information.   

† May his soul and the souls of all faithful departed rest in eternal peace †