Jerry L. Johnson       GALIVANTS FERRY-A graveside service for Jerry L. Johnson, 69, will be held March 16 at 2 p.m. in Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Donnie Graham officiating.

Mr. Johnson passed away March 14 in Conway Medical Center. Born April 20, 1953 in Horry County, he was a son of Charles “Sam” Johnson and the late Hattie Mae Johnson.

Jerry was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend to all. He never met a stranger. Jerry was very strong willed and loved his family, especially his grandchildren. For thirty-five years he owned and operated Jerry Johnson’s Construction Company with John Dennison by his side. He was a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, where he loved serving his Lord and Savior.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of fifty years, Sylvia James Johnson; son, Matt Johnson (Sunshine); siblings, Sammy Johnson (Debbie), Raymond Johnson and Saundra Cartrette (Terry); two grandchildren, Mattie Johnson and Ryan Johnson, along with many other family and friends who will miss him.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the church fellowship hall prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 2453 Brunson Spring Road, Galivants Ferry, SC 29544.

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Watson Funeral Services and Crematory, 2300 US-378, Conway is serving the family. 

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