Johnny Clifford Tyson

Published 7:00 am Thursday, August 29, 2019

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.…” – Psalms 23:1

Memorial services for Johnny Clifford Tyson, Jr., 51, of Carriere will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at New Hebron Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Joey Walton is officiating. Reverend K. Martin Thomas is Pastor.

Johnny Clifford Tyson, Jr. was born on February 14, 1968 to Maggie Mae Tyson and the late Johnny Clifford Tyson, Sr. in Carriere, MS. He was a graduate of Pearl River Central Class of 1986. He confessed Christ as his Savior and joined New Hebron Baptist Church as an early age under the leadership of Rev. Hart. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Waste Management. His hobbies included fishing, going to the casino, and watching professional football. His favorite team was the 49ers.

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On Saturday morning, August 24, 2019, at Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, he entered into a deep peaceful rest; a sleep that can only be awakened by the Eternal Master.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Johnny C. Tyson, Sr.; three sisters, Linda Ray Washington, Brenda Diane Bridges, and Charlotte Washington; two brothers, Joseph Washington and Ronnie Washington, and other loved ones.

He leaves to mourn his passing: two children, one son, Terrell Curry, of Carriere, MS; one daughter (who he adored), Ashanti Tyson, of Picayune, MS; his lovely mother, Maggie Mae Washington Tyson; four brothers, Charles (Diane) Goss, of Carriere, Author (Joann) Washington, of DeRidder, LA, Freddie (Ruby) Washington, of Picayune, and Bruce Tyson, of LaPlace, LA; three sisters, Jean Banks, of Bent Harbor, MI, Varnetta (Patrick) Hacker, of Austell, GA, and Colette Washington, of Saucier, MS; his ex-wife, Nicole Cassandra Tyson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Interment will be at a later date.

Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.