And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13:
Robert Lee Johnson was born on November 9, 1943, and departed this earthly life and entered eternal life on Thursday, January 25, 2024.
Bobby as he was affectionally known was a native of Norfolk, Virginia the son of the late Paul Elmo Johnson, Jr., and Loriner Long Johnson. Bobby was baptized and reared in the Catholic faith. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Loriner Johnson, his sister Betty Pearl Johnson Nelson and nephew Jermaine L. Nelson.
Bobby resided in New York for several decades of his life along with his late uncle and aunts, William, Eula and Vivian Long and many other family members.
Bobby was educated in the Catholic Schools of Virginia, Norfolk Public Schools, and New York Public Schools. Bobby enjoyed his years of service at Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium, New York.
He will be fondly remembered for his loving and jovial spirit. Bobby left a legacy and act of great compassion and generosity through his gift of organ donation that will help others live on through research.
Bobby’s memories will be cherished by his loyal brother, Paul Eugene Johnson, Sr. (Jean) of Norfolk, Virginia, his devoted and loving cousin-like-daughter, Felice Long Thompson (Arthur) of Stockbridge, Georgia. He was blessed to be reared and shared a closeness with his cousin-like-sister, Eleanor Long Gray of Chesapeake, Virginia, two aunts, Catherine Johnson Harris of Portsmouth, Virginia, Jean Johnson Brooks, of Portsmouth, Virginia, one uncle, Leon Rand Johnson of Norfolk, Virginia. His niece, Janice M. Johnson of Alexandria, Virginia, three nephews, Paul E. Johnson, Jr. (Adrian) of Chesapeake, Virginia and Michael P. Johnson of Norfolk, Virginia, Antonio T. Johnson (LaNita) of Irving, Texas, and several great nieces and nephews. Bobby was blessed to be a product of loving and sizeable family including 19 paternal first cousins and 6 maternal first cousins. Bobby will be missed by a host of wonderful relatives and friends.