Johnny Williams

Published 1:16 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Johnny D. Williams passed from this life to his eternal home on Aug. 26, 2018.

Johnny truly loved God, life, friends and family. His No. 1 mission in life was to serve God and help others. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, where he remained faithful. He loved singing in the choir and any position he was needed.

Johnny served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the American Legion. He retired from BellSouth after 35 years of service. He enjoyed working outdoors and became a jack of all trades. Johnny found his later in life mission visiting the nursing home twice a week.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; his children, Scott Miley, and Bryan Miley; his daughters-in-law, Michelle Miley and Misti Wheat; five grandchildren, Justin Williams, Trevor, Taylor, Ashton, and Abbie Miley; and great-grandchildren, Jackson and Julez Williams.

He was preceded in death by his son, James “Jimmy” Daryl Williams; parents, Martin and Eva Williams; brothers, Eugene and Van Williams; and sisters, Gloria Hetzfield, Myra Koch, and Sarah Williams.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. There was a visitation at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Bogalusa, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. The visitation will resume on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 9 a.m., and continue until the funeral service begins at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mark Moorelock and Trevor Miley will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogalusa, with Full Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

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