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Kelly Clinton Johnson, Jr.


Sunrise: December 31, 1957

Sunset: January 30, 2024

Kelly Clinton Johnson, Jr. was born on December 31, 1957, to Kelly and Susie Johnson in Halifax County, North Carolina. He peacefully answered God’s call to eternal rest on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. Kelly was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools system. Later in life, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Kelly was affectionately known to many as Bunkey. He dedicated numerous years to the construction industry, lending his talents to various companies. His skills helped to shape many roads and highways from Richmond to Portsmouth, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge, the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, and the Griffon roller coaster at Busch Gardens. Kelly’s last position was with WF Magann Corporation, where he continued contributing his skills and knowledge to the construction industry until his death. Kelly possessed an innate talent and a deep understanding of automotive mechanics and bodywork. His love for automobiles was more than just a hobby. While he didn’t have formal training, he could fix and restore cars with precision and expertise, which was truly remarkable. Beyond his love for cars, Kelly found great pleasure in the company of his friends. In his leisure time, you could often find him at Advance Auto, working on cars and having fun with his friends. His loyalty to his family knew no bounds, as he would fiercely protect his sisters. He spoke his mind with conviction, earning respect and admiration from everyone who knew him. Although Kelly spent most of his time in work clothes, he had a knack for looking sharp, wearing Stacy Adams, brim hats, and vibrant suits, showcasing a bold and refined style. Kelly was preceded in death by his mother, Susie E. Johnson, and two brothers-in-law, Charles Richardson and Jerome Jacobs. He leaves to cherish in his memory his wife, Tabatha Johnson; step-daughter, Shanell Camp; father, Kelly Johnson, Sr.; four sisters: Marguerita Jacobs, Velma Richardson, Gustina Jenkins (Brett), Genita Grimstead (Ervin); one brother, Marvin Johnson (Sonia); two aunts, Alice Rivers and Anne Newell; two uncles, Robert and Melvin Burgess, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Though he may no longer be with us, his memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved him.

Viewing Wednesday, February 7, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Thursday, February 8, 2024 10:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23502

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    Tammi Cooper says

    I’m going to miss my Homie , my stickman , my brother Kelly 😥 His vibrant spirit and his knack for shooting straight from the hip. We had some great laughs and some great arguments … I will never forget you , the Original OG. I still can’t believe it. Little Creek won’t be the same . Rest in Peace Kelly . Love you Ace

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    Dr. Otelia Burgess Royster says

    Uncle Kelly and the Johnson Family. We express sincere condolences on the demise of your son and my dear cousin, Kelly Clinton, Jr., another link from the chain. My God forever Bless and keep you in his loving care.
    Your Niece

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    Sharon & Jerry Jenkins says

    Jerry and I send our heartfelt prayers to you and family on the lost of Bunkey. Even though he’s gone, he’ll live forever in your hearts and memories.

    We will continue lifting family up in prayer and asking Savior to comfort each of you.

    Love you- your neice
    Sharon (aka Lass)

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    Monica says

    Kelly was a ball of laughs and fun , he was my neighbor for a few years … we grown to become family … I’m so sad having to leave this message …you will be missed Kelly .. now who going to clean those rims lol

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    Alice Rivers & family says

    Brother in Law & Uncle, we send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you all. God’s presence & love will bring healing through this time of loss.

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    Shortie K says

    I’m missing so much right now . Hearing this broke my heart . Friend for life and in heaven ❤️❤️❤️

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    GWENDOLYN M BURGESS says

    Uncle Kelly and family I send my deepest Condolences..May GOD give you healing during this difficult time..

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    Kelly and Marion Gatling says

    Sincere condolences and sympathy is extended to the entire Johnson Family. We pray you will find comfort and strength through our Saviour, The Lord Jesus Christ.

    Kelly and Marion Gatling
    (Sonia’s Aunt and Uncle)
    Raleigh, NC

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