Randy “Chopper” Johnson, 59, of Magnolia was called to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 3, 2021. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at his son’s home in Houston, TX.
Randy was born on April 6, 1961 in Hampton to Pauline Johnson and the late Lloyd Johnson. To all who knew Randy, he touched the lives of all who knew him. He was dedicated to the Lord’s work and committed to his community.
In his early life, he accepted Christ as his personal savior and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Camden. Later, he united with Hosanna Baptist Church in Village, where he served faithfully for 28 years under the leadership of Pastor Jerry L Ross. During his stewardship at Hosanna, he served as Sunday School teacher, Adult Choir director, Youth Choir director, and a member of the Hosanna Brotherhood.
Randy graduated from Hampton High School in Hampton (Go Bulldogs!), earned his associate of applied science in electronics and industrial engineering from Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden (Go Rockets!) and a bachelor's in industrial engineering from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia (Go Muleriders!).
On March 21, 1992, Randy was united in holy matrimony to Laura Johnson of Magnolia, his lovely wife of 28 years. A devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, papa, and friend, Randy will be truly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Johnson; and brother, Danny Johnson.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife; one son, Brandon Paschal (wife, Sheri Paschal); mother; sisters, Opal Gonsoulin, Jacqueline Johnson and LaDonna Johnson; brother, Gregory Johnson (wife, Sheree Johnson); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and faithful friends who loved him dearly.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, January 8 at R.L. Reed Funeral Home in Magnolia.
Celebration of life services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021, at West Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry L. Ross will be the eulogist.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask at visitation and services.