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.
Kelly Clinton Johnson, Jr.
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