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WAKE Friday, September 13, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
1207 North Jefferson Street
VISITATION Friday, September 13, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
1207 North Jefferson Street
FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, September 14, 2019
11:00 A.M.
Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
1207 North Jefferson Street

Garden of Memories
4207 North Lake Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

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09/12/2019 10:58 PM



Pastor Emeritus, Reverend Oscar Johnson, Jr., of Tampa, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  A Homegoing Celebration will be held, Saturday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 1207 N. Jefferson Street, Reverend Brett Snowden, Pastor and Reverend Andre Saunders, officiating.  Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. 

Reverend Oscar Johnson, Jr. was a native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida.  He was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County and furthered his education at Florida A & M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Masters Degree in Education. 

He was drafted into the United States Army and received an Honorable Discharge in 1953. Mr. Johnson was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Tampa Alumni Chapter and the West Coast Baptist Association. He retired as an Assistant Principal from the School District of Hillsborough County, Hillsborough High School after 30 years of dedicated service. 

Reverend Oscar Johnson, Jr. also retired as the Pastor of Greater Bethel M. B. Church where he served as pastor for 35 years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Johnson, Sr. and Frances Stanley Johnson; beloved wife, Willie P. Johnson; sisters, Helen Jackson, Frances Johnson and June Johnson; brother, Roland H. Johnson; sister-in-law, Mamie L. Johnson and nephew, Pastor Roland H. Oliver. 

Pastor Emeritus Reverend Oscar Johnson, Jr., leaves to cherished memories with: his children, Oscar Johnson, III (Gay), Nathan L. Johnson, Nadine P. Johnson and Brian L. Johnson, all of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Dante Johnson (Nisa) of St. Petersburg, FL, Khia Thomas (Anthony) of Tallahassee, FL, and Orhian Johnson (Kenesha) of St. Petersburg, FL; great grandchildren, Kennedy, Malayah, Kayla, Charisse, Arayah and Aksel; sisters-in-law, Delores White, Vaugh Grant, both of Belle Glade, FL;  brothers-in-law, Anthony Sheffield of Atlanta, GA, Clinton Foster of Fort Lauderdale, FL and John F. Foster (Margaret) of Rivera Beach, FL; nephews, Aaron C. Jackson (Beverly) and Daniel Troy (Doris), all of Jacksonville, FL;  and a host of other loving relatives, church family and friends. 

The remains will repose and the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 13th,  at Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.


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