Rev. Solomon Johnson Sr.
August 25, 1943 ~ April 18, 2023
Maysville, South Carolina
Resided in: San Antonio , Texas
Rev. Solomon Johnson Sr.
Our beloved father Solomon Johnson Sr. was called home on April 18, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on August 25, 1943 in Maysville, South Carolina to Charlie Johnson and Hattie Brunson. When his mother died, Hattie’s sister Louise Brunson raised him. Solomon attended Booker T. Washington high school where he graduated in 1961. Two days later he would sign up and join the United States Air Force to explore and see the world. He spent twenty three years in armed forces where he served in combat in the Vietnam War rising to the rank of Tech Sergeant (TSGT) when he retired.
Solomon, affectionately known to his nieces and nephews at home as “Uncle Gaboo” was seen as a considerate, fair and loving man. He would help those if he could with any means he had available. He loved sports growing up as a child. As a young adult he would umpire at softball games at the Mission Complex in San Antonio. His favorite baseball team was the LA Dodgers, favorite basketball team was the San Antonio Spurs, and favorite football team was the Washington Redskins (now Commanders). He loved watching westerns and his favorite game show was the Price is Right!
Solomon was not a regular churchgoer early on in life but with trials and tribulations, he later accepted the Lord as his Savior that set him on a righteous path. For his new outlook on life he would be baptized. With his renewed faith, he became an ordained minister with the Church of the Nazarene in 2011. His love and sacrifices for his family was truly unmatched. Later in life he would reconnect with his family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he would travel yearly to spend time with them before his passing.
Married twice, he would help raise three stepdaughters and his first born daughter with his first wife Barbara. Years later he met and married his second wife Darlene and had three children and help raised his stepson until her untimely death.
Solomon is preceded in death by his wife Darlene M. Mitchell, San Antonio, Texas, his parents Charlie Johnson and Hattie Brunson of South Carolina, Aunt Louise Brunson of South Carolina; along with several late siblings. He leaves to honor his memory his sons; Antoine T. Mitchell, Solomon (Serena) Johnson Jr. and stepson Markus D. Mitchell of San Antonio, Texas, daughters; Shatoni T. Johnson and Angelina Johnson of San Antonio, Texas. Sisters; Rose E. Robinson and Jesse Mae Johnson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brother John Johnson of Fort Pierce, Florida. Along with a host of nieces, nephews and several grandchildren.
Cemetery: May 3, 2023 2:00 pm
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States