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1947 James 2023

James Edward Johnson "Drag/Boose"

May 10, 1947 — August 11, 2023

Mr. James Edward Johnson was born May 10, 1947, in Lewisburg, Tennessee, to his parents, Mary Margaret Johnson and Edward Brown. He departed this earthly life on Friday, August 11, 2023, at his residence in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

James affectionately called “Drag/ Boose” was educated in Metro Nashville Public Schools. He accepted Christ at a very early age and was baptized in the creek in Lewisburg, Tennessee.

 

James was united in Holy Matrimony to Mary Denise Gabriel on December 29, 1986, they have enjoyed 36 years of marriage.

 

James was employed with The Tennessee Gannett Newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee, for several years until his retirement in 2009. Boose was an OG of Kings of Comedy, always making people laugh. He enjoyed dancing and spending time with his grandchildren, family, and friends. For relaxation he enjoyed grabbing his tackle box and fishing rod to go fishing.

 

James was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Margaret Johnson, father, Edward Brown, sisters, Mary Ellen Johnson Dangerfield, Shirley Denise Johnson Liptrot, brothers, Charles Lee Johnson and Patrick Johnson.

 

He leaves to cherish his loving memories devoted wife, Mary “Dee” Johnson, sons, James (Gerri) Johnsons, Corry (Tess) Johnson Harris, Robert (Terika) Left Jr., Marcus (Shameka) Left Sr., sister, Patricia Ann Johnson, devoted aunts, Joanne Johnson, Clara Johnson, devoted uncle, Harry Johnson, grandchildren, Jasmine, Cherry, Sonya, LJ, Secret, Brian, Robert III, Landan, James, Carl, Marcus Jr., Jaylyn, devoted sister-in-law, Regina (Marvin) Samuels, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends, devoted friends, Andrew Britton, Errick Baxter, Wilbur Ellison, Willie Nunnery, Michael Douglas, John Harris, Pork Chop, Tommie Mai Knowles, William Sweat.
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Friday, August 18, 2023

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