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Johnny J. Lundy


Sunrise: March 18, 1926

Sunset: May 12, 2018

Johnny J. Lundy, 92, born in Emporia, Virginia in 1926, passed away peacefully at his home in Suffolk, Virginia on Saturday, May 12, 2018.  He was indeed a loving father, uncle, grandad and friend to many people. “Uncle Johnny”, as many called him, had a great deal of influence on people that he touched during his life, including the young people he touched while living in Newnan, Georgia before returning to Virginia in November 2017.  Dad Johnny had a saying that we shouldn’t worry about things over which we have no influence or that we could do nothing about. He would say, “trust the Father”. He loved his music, especially Jazz listening to his favorites like Tanya by Dexter Gordon, Take Five by Dave Brubeck, Songs for my Father by Horace Silver as well as songs from Art Blakely and the Jazz Messengers.  

As a young man, Johnny moved from Emporia, Virginia to Portsmouth where he worked at the naval shipyard.  He was an excellent tap dancer and spent many of his weekends entertaining soldiers. While in Portsmouth, he married Annie Gray (deceased) where the twins Albert and Allen were born.  Later, Johnny moved to New York where he was employed by General Motors 36 years and then retired. During his tenure in New York, he also drove taxi cabs on a part time basis. One of his nephews, Andre, had this to say about him:  

“I used to tell my Uncle Johnny he was the “oldest” person I knew. He was 92 years young. He would comment and share my FB posts, just like all my “younger” friends and family. He loved boxing because he used to box, himself. He loved driving because he used to drive a cab back in da day. In the 80’s, when we lived in the Bronx, he used to drive a black van. The back windows were custom-made into the shape of a star. Every time I rode the jibsy cab or the city bus by that tall, yellow apartment building on Story Avenue & Metcalf Avenue, I would always look for Uncle Johnny’s van. All I had to do was look for the STAR Windows. Job well done, Uncle Johnny Lundy. May your STAR shine bright on us from heaven” (Nephew Andre)

After his General Motors retirement, he moved back to Virginia for a few years, then to Newnan, Georgia and finally back to Virginia November 2017, his last stop before God called him home.  Dad Johnny was preceded in death by his son, Albert Lundy, seven brothers, and eight sisters. Left to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Barbara A. Lundy; son, Allen Lundy (Selena), daughter, Keisha Pratt, and a sister, Lizzie Moore; grandchildren: Donnell Lomax, Todd Lomax (Angela), Allysun Lundy, Antonio Lundy (Iris), Aaron Lundy, Christopher Lundy (Cassie), Gregory Lundy, Janina Lundy, Johnny Lundy (Alysia), Rhonda Lundy, daughter-in-law Youree Lundy (wife of Albert Lundy), Aryanna Morris, Tauren Morris, Yolanda Woods (Yosef); 16 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

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    Nicole says

    I’m very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May you gain much comfort from Gods future promise, Revelation 21:4…sickness, pain and death will be no more

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      Allen Lundy says

      Many thanks for your words of comfort. Son, Allen

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    James & Bennie Lundy says

    We are very sorry that Uncle Johnny died. We are praying for your comfort and peace. May God continue to bless and keep you!

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    Marlena Burrus says

    Sorry, you had to leave so soon, however, I’ll cherish all the fond memories of you. So sorry for the loss of a man who I respected very much. You lived a life that many wish they could live. My heart will always be with you and the family. May God continue to shine just for you.

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    Allen Lundy says

    Dad will certainly be missed. When I didn’t call him, rest assured that he would call you. One of his favorites terms was, “stay in touch”. Families don’t stay in touch like they use to. We all must stay in touch with one another. He lived a good life, influenced many people but he said, “I’m tired”. And busy as he was throughout life, I fully understand. WE salute you, Pop. Perhaps the LORD will allow to see each other again. Son, Allen

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    Loretta Barnard says

    My condolences to the family, friends and love ones. May God continuously bless, strengthen and comfort you all during this time.

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    Sue and Gary Stanley says

    Dear Al,
    Our prayers and condolences are with you and your family. God bless you.

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    George Easter says

    Condolences from George & Pamela Easter. May God Bless and strengthen you as you take this final journey with your love one. Always know Earth has no sorrow Heaven cannot Heal.

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    Orlando Pearson says

    God sends family in our lives for a reason, you gave me good advice and later I found out that we had a lot in common. Music was one of those things, especially jazz. Love you always and will keep in touch with Allen, Barbara, and the others. May God bless and keep you always.

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    Stacee Lucas says

    Love you Uncle Johnny. From the Bronx to Newnan to Suffolk, I will continue to hold those memories close to my heart. Blessings to Aunt Barbara. Job Well Done Uncle Johnny! Take your Rest

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