The Picayune Item
Thomas Matthew “T.J.” Johnson, 45, of Picayune, Miss., passed away September 12, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
A family memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. at 121 Salem Rd. in Picayune.
T.J. was a resident of Pearl River County for thirteen years and a member of West Union Baptist Church. He was an honorary member of the 101st Airborne. He was very active in and sat on the board of the NICS Human Right Council in Lufkin, Texas. He was a contributor and a donor to the Prader- Willi Syndrome Association and a graduate of Huntington High school.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Elton E. Johnson, Sr. and Alice R. Mewborn Johnson of Huntington, Texas.
He is survived by: brothers, Elton E. Johnson, Jr. and his wife Wendy of Hawaii and John P. Johnson and his wife Nikki of California; sisters, Martha Linville of Arkansas, Judy Cummins and her husband Richard of California; sisters and caregivers, Sara Johnson of Louisiana and Ethel Knight and her husband Daniel “Daddyo” Knight of Picayune; special grandmother, Katherine Knight; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members; and his nurse and special friend, Mary “Cat Bird” Carpenter.
The family wants to give special thanks to Kare In Hospice.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, 8588 Potter Park Drive Suite 500, Sarasota, FL 34238, www.pwsausa.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Please visit our website for the obituary. You can leave an online condolence or share photos and memories.