Woodrow Johnson, Sr.

May 22, 1933 ~ September 22, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Woodrow Johnson, Sr. Obituary

Woodrow Johnson Sr. departed this life at his residence on September 22, 2023, in Lawrenceville GA.

Woodrow (Pete) Johnson was born on May 22, 1933, in Mullins, South Carolina, to the late Sadie and Lacy Johnson. He was proceeded in death by his beloved wife Lee Dora Johnson, his eldest son, Woodrow Johnson, Jr., two brothers, Roy and Wardell Johnson; three sisters: Sarah Gross, Mary Reaves and Rosa Parker.

Woodrow was the first born and big brother to his nine siblings. Woodrow worked in farming, hospital maintenance and retired after 35 years as the supervisor of facilities parking at the AFL-CIO, in Washington, DC. Woodrow was a hard worker, loyal, and kind person. A man who could be trusted and loved by everyone. I know each person in this room have special memories of the man we either called Dad, Granddad, Uncle Pete or Pete.  He was known for his love of the Washington Redskins; he did not agree to the new name of the Commanders, but he still cheered for his team the Redskins!! He would get with his grandkids, and they would joke for hours about the Redskins beating the Cowboys. Pete loved fishing and would bring back fish to everyone in the family. Pete probably was the person that invented Uber since he was known for picking up and taking family and friends wherever they needed to go.

Woodrow loved seafood and getting on the grill to cook for family events, which will forever be missed.  Who remembers the “orange sodas?” Dad fell in love with orange sodas in Atlanta and would buy case of them to share with family/friends in MD. 

Pete also enjoyed sharing his stories of growing up in Mullins, his love for music, which is how he met his late wife, Lee Dora Johnson and was married for over 35 years. His 90 years of life experiences and wisdom will be treasured.  Pete’s most famous sayings of “Go get me some boogaloo juice” or “Cut me down and call me Shortie” will be missed. His laughter, all the fond memories, and great times will forever be cherished.  He Loved his grandkids and more importantly FAMILY. 

Woodrow knew and loved the Lord.  He would always share stories of his mother praying for him and how he knew GOD loved him. We know he is smiling down on us as he is safely in the arms of the Lord, while cooking out and continuing to enjoy family and friends.

Woodrow leaves to cherish his memories: his loving son Larrie Cleon Johnson; two daughters-in-law, Vernellia and Keisha Johnson; two grandsons; Dominic (Dejae); Lester Jr.; three granddaughters; Tierra Johnson, Lacy Johnson, and Larrisa Mells; and two great-grandsons, Dakhari and Lamari; one great-granddaughter, Zariah; one son/nephew Patrick Reaves; one grandson/great nephew Charles Walk. In additional to a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

On Saturday Oct. 7, 2023, a viewing and visitation will take place at 10am, at Unity Baptist Church in Washington, DC.

Celebration of Life will begin promptly at 11am, final resting place for Mr. Johnson will be at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Bladensburg, Maryland.

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October 7, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Unity Baptist Church
2706 Bladensburg Rd NE
Washington,, DC 20018

Celebration of Life
October 7, 2023

11:00 AM
Unity Baptist Church
2706 Bladensburg Rd NE
Washington,, DC 20018


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