Dr. Andrew Herbert Johnson Jr.
September 13, 1930 - October 29, 2020
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First Baptist Church, Ruston
200 S. Trenton
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-4628 | Map
Sunday 11/1, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Service
First Baptist Church, Ruston
200 S. Trenton
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-4628 | Map
Sunday 11/1, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cemetery
Simsboro City Cemetery
Simsboro, LA
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Sunday 11/1, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Andrew Herbert Johnson, Jr. was born on September 13, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois and went to his heavenly home on October 29, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Ellen Buell and Reverend Andrew H. Johnson, Sr.; siblings Ruth Sumlin Lee, Reverend Paul Johnson, Charles Johnson, and triplets Sarah, Martha, and…

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Barbara Harding left a message on October 31, 2020:
Prayers & Healing Uncle Andy Johnson made an impecable Imact on me (( his neice) Love you & miss you Barbara Moore Harding
Harold Henderson left a message on October 31, 2020:
I'm so old I remember Bro Andy Johnson's parents and was in the RHS band with his sister, Lois, and her husband, Ron. Bro Andy was a very special person to me because we shared a love of flying, retirement from the US Navy, and I had a deep respect for his wisdom and humility as a person that only grew when I got back to Ruston after my retirement. At a minimum I would bump into him every year at the annual Associational Choir Festival. I'll confess that I would specifically seek him out in the audience when my choir was onstage to sing and then afterwards, make a beeline to stand among the many seeking to speak with him. Such was my respect for him, but that great respect also led to an incident of "intimidation" that I'll share. For many years I've had the privilege of a singing/preaching/teaching ministry at the Arbor (assisted living) facility in Ruston. Though I have had a number of seminary level courses, I'm not a "real" preacher. Lest I start to think otherwise, there have been two times the Lord has brought "real" preachers to my little flock. Bro Andy was the latest. When I first saw him and his wife joining our group several months ago before the Covid shutdown, I was intimidated. I told Bro Andy to feel free to correct me if I said anything untrue or misleading. Of course, for those who know him well, I had no cause to be intimidated for he has always been one of the most gracious people you would ever meet. In fact, he and his wife were always the most complimentary after services. My life is much richer for knowing Bro Andy and seeing firsthand his example of humility and graciousness. I will miss seeing and talking with him. Bro Andy Johnson is an example of a "life well lived" for our Lord. This time is one of gain and reward for Bro Andy being promoted into the presence of his Savior and proper sadness for us at the thought of not seeing him again though only for a brief moment. My prayer for the family and friends is that the peace of God descend and hover over and not allow our proper sadness and grief distract us from the reality of the Hope embodied in the Gospel that Bro Andy shared.
Frank Trude left a message on October 30, 2020:
I only knew Andy for just a short period of time. However, he was an inspiration and an example of a fine Christian man. Barbara, hope that you find comfort in these most difficult times that you are going thru. May God be with you and help you.
Carolyn B Moore left a message on October 30, 2020:
I became friends with Herb and Bobbie when he pastored at my parents church in Quitman. They both greatly influenced my life at that time. When I met my husband, Kerry in 1984 and we were choosing a wedding date, I told my husband to be, "It had to be a date when Herb Johnson was in town." Once Kerry met Herb, he fully understood my "refusal' to marry sooner. "A gentle, humble servant of the Lord has been called home." We are grateful for the years of friendship. Kerry and Carolyn Moore
Pamela k Killingworth left a message on October 30, 2020:
So sorry the family's loss, but happy for Heaven's gain. Praying for all who loved and cared for this fine man. He was one of the finest gentlemen I've ever known.
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Paul Thomas left a message on October 30, 2020:
After Caplain Johnson convinced me to join him in the choir, where I met my wife, he married us, baptized her and dedicated our child while being our Pastor in Hawaii. A father figure, brother and close friend.
David Trewolla left a message on October 30, 2020:
Andy was our chaplain with NMCB 133 when I was fortunate to serve with him as a fellow officer. I played whatever piano/organ we had in Okinawa for services, made a lot of mistakes, but he was always grateful. Upon leaving the battalion in April 1974, he gave me a small Country Western Hymnal with personal inscription, which I still possess and love to use. What a remarkable and enviable career in service to God and man. Your family is blessed and I look forward to reuniting with Andy in the land where we never grow old.
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