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James L. Johnson, Jr. December 3, 1956 – October 30, 2019

James Leo Johnson, Jr, 62, of Brunswick, MO passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.  Funeral services will be held at Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick, MO on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Reverend Kentrell Lee will officiate the service. Visitation will precede the service on Saturday from 1:00-2:00 P.M.  Burial will be in City Cemetery in Brunswick, MO.

James was born on December 3, 1956 in Kansas City, MO, the son of James and Pearl (Theus) Johnson.  In 1975, James graduated from East High School in Kansas City, MO.  On July 16, 2005, James married Tanya Ellington in Brunswick, MO.  Together they were blessed with one child, Zach.

James worked as a truck driver for more than 20 years.  He loved his family, sports, working on cars and attending car shows with his brother.  James was a member of the First Baptist Church in Triplett, MO.

James is survived by his beloved wife of the home, Tanya; two daughters, Andrea Key and her husband Corey of Springfield, MO and Veronica Johnson of Blue Springs, MO; one step-son, Zach Johnson and his wife Tabitha of Chillicothe, MO; nine grandchildren, Devin, Jeremiah, Eli, DJ, Myles, Antonio, Myla, Zoey, and Vada; three step-grandchildren, Taelyn, Tianna, and Terell; his brother Anthony and his wife Rhonda of Brunswick, MO; and his sister, Pamela White and her husband Sean of Florissant, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Cheri Carey.

Pallbearers will be Mike Tatum, James Tatum, Sean White, Zach Johnson, Vince Williams, and Anthony Williams.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations the First Baptist Church in Brunswick, MO.  Donations may be left at or mailed to Breshears Memorial Chapel, 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO, 65236.

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