Mr. Samuel Johnson was born on August 3, 1947, in Clarendon County, South Carolina to the late Richard Frank and Hattie James Johnson.
Mr. Johnson attended Manchester High School in Pinewood, S.C. After moving to North Carolina, he was later employed at Thomasville Furniture Industries (Plant A) for over 38 years. He was promoted to Assistant Supervisor, where he remained in that position until the manufacturing company permanently closed. On August 5, 1978, he was united in holy matrimony to Adell Thompson and through this union had three children. He was saved as a young man and rededicated his life and walk with God, when he became a member of ST. John AME Zion Church of Thomasville.
“Pick” as he was affectionately known by many, loved spending time calling to check in on you, and reminding you of his address when he felt like he hadn’t heard from you in a while. He also enjoyed his days of retirement, sitting on his front porch or catching the Miami Dolphins or Carolina Panthers football games on Sundays. Those closest to him, often joked how Pick was tight with a dollar, but they were also the first to tell you countless stories of his generosity to those he has helped over the years. This devoted husband, father, Papa, and brother truly has shown what the true measure of a man is.
On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, God called his good and faithful servant home to his eternal rest, while a patient at Forsyth Medical, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
His gentle and quiet spirit will be missed greatly, by those left to cherish a lifetime of loving memories. His devoted wife of 44 years Adell Thompson Johnson of the home. His children Angela of Greensboro, N.C; Derrick, (Shaunki); and Christy, (Warwick) both of Thomasville. He was the proud Papa to five grandchildren, JaQuari, Adrianna, Camryn, Carsyn, and Xavier. Four brothers; Elijah (Rena); Robert (Rosa); and Harold (Sally) all of Thomasville, and George Mitchell of Marlton, NJ. He leaves One brother-in-law Morris Thompson (Louise) of High Point, N.C. six sisters-in-law, Loretta Washington (Ernest) of Brooklyn, N.Y; Rose Bogier (Eddie) of Spartanburg, S.C.; Marilyn Thompson of Seat Pleasant, M.D; Margaret Johnson of Brooksville, FL; Fannie Johnson of Rimini, S.C.; and Annie Mae Johnson of Pinewood, S.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by five brothers Richard, Wallace, Willis, twin brothers James, and John; and one sister, Betty Ruth Johnson.