JOHN GUS JOHNSON was born on March 15, 1940, in Macon, GA, to the late John and Rosa Johnson. He was preceded in death by two siblings, William Johnson and Claudia Guerrant. Gus, (which everyone called him), along with his patents moved to Philadelphia, PA, where he was educated in the Philadelphia School System. After finishing school, Gus worked in various job assignments around Philadelphia and was always known as a dedicated hard worker.
On July 30, 1958, at the Divine Will International Convention in New York, Gus was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses along with his two siblings, Claudia and Thomas. He remained a faithful servant of Jehovah until his death on August 24, 2021.
Gus enjoyed traveling and being around his spiritual family. While attending an International Convention in Puerto Rico, he met the love of his life, a beautiful, spiritual sister named Julia Naomi Wigfall. After returning to Philadelphia, Gus continued his contact with Julia who was living in New York at the time. Before long Gus was making frequent trips up to New York. He was often teased about making the Greyhound Bus Company rich. Finally on April 28, 1968, Gus and Julia were married and settled in Philadelphia. To their union was born a son, John Gregory Johnson.
In 1975, Gus and Julia relocated to Eutawville, SC. They were both greatly missed by the spiritual and fleshly family they left behind. Gus continued growing spiritually and willingly accepted the many assignments he was given in the congregation.
Gus retired from the Construction & Maintenance Specialists Company as a Plant Utility Worker. After retiring, he and Julia took up the full-time ministry. His on-the-job skills allowed him the opportunity to work with the Regional Building Committee for many years. He, along with Julia, worked together on many projects, including the construction of the Orangeburg, SC Assembly Hall, which was dedicated in 2013. He also served many enjoyable years as a faithful Ministerial Servant. Gus found serving his fellow brothers and sisters to be a blessing.
Gus will always be remembered as a kind, loving, dedicated servant of Jehovah. He was friendly, outgoing and willing to preach to all that he met. Even during his illness, he would bring literature and preach to the staff at the various medical facilities. He had his own medical territory. He will be missed by all.
Gus is survived by his wife, Julia; one son, John Gregory Johnson; two granddaughters, Jamiya and Shalayla Johnson; one brother, Thomas Johnson (Diane); one sister, Idona Johnson; sister-in-law, Helen Johnson; cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
We, the family of John Gus Johnson, would like to thank everyone for all the love, support and prayers at this time of such great sorrow. We would also like to thank Eutawville Community Funeral Home.
"Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,......." ~2 Corinthians 1:3
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