Celebration the life of Ernest Eugene Johnson services has been set for the following:
Saturday - March 4, 2023
Location: Good Samartian Church
Address: 1812 Monroe Avenue Neptune City, New Jersey 07753
Viewing Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Funeral Service Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Officiating: Rev. Dr. RF Donato
Entrusted to Donato Askew Memorial Home
"Please keep the family in our prayers”
Ernest Eugene Johnson (Pop and Pop-Pop) earned his wing on February 19, 2023 at Coral Harbor Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Neptune City, NJ at the age of 93. Ernest was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 29, 1929 to Martha (Onley) Johnson and Lester Johnson. Ernest attended and graduated from Bock Vocational School where he was active in track and welding. Ernest ran in the Penn Relays while attending Bock Vocational School. At a young age he would join his parents working at a hotel in Point Pleasant, NJ doing various jobs. Ernest married Charlie Mae Johnson in 1954 and from this union 3 children were born, Ernest Nathaniel, Cynthia and Karen; they later separated. After their separation Ernest had 2 more children, Dawn and Alton.
Ernest worked various jobs including janitorial and construction. He loved telling people that he helped build Great Adventure. He was an excellent handy-man along with being an excellent painter. He was a member of J. T. Newman's Lodge and Local 343 Local Union of Neptune, NJ. He was a member of the J. T. Newman’s Lodge bowling team. His favorite NFL Team was the Dallas Cowboys with his favorite saying being “It don’t matter to me whether they win or lose they’re not putting any money in my pocket”. Ernest enjoyed going to the Penn Relays and to visit his family in Washington, DC especially riding the train with his daughter Cindy, his “Ride or Die”. Cindy and Ernest would visit his cousins Charles and Janie Cuffie who named Ernest “Waterboy”.
Ernest was predeceased by his parents Lester and Martha Johnson; his brother Jimmy Johnson; his son Ernest N. Johnson (December 25, 2022); his wife Charlie Mae Johnson (January 28, 2023); and his son-in-law Randall S. Hill.
He leaves to mourn his passing his daughters Cynthia (Cindy) Seward-Nurse (Renaldo), Karen Hill, and Dawn Anderson; his son Alton (Butchie Boy) Anderson; his grandchildren Darrius Seward Sr, Randall (RJ) Hill (Makiia), Kyle Hill, and Thomas (TJ) Gadson; his great-grandchildren Keith Anderson, Darrius Seward Jr, Brayden Mezzapella, and Kori and Justin Hill; his sister Deloris Brewer of Philadelphia, PA; his nieces and nephew Judith (Judy) Brewer, Jayne Johnson-Morris, Tracey Alexander, Debbie Curry and Howard Johnson all of Philadelphia, PA. Ernest is also survived by his special daughter Dzedria Miller and her sons John and Malik and his special granddaughter Erika Bermudez and her sons Ulysses and Saadiq in addition to his special Anderson and Brackett families.
Pop-Pop you will surely be missed but you will be forever in our hearts.
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