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Rev. Solomon Johnson Sr.

solomon  johnson

August 25, 1943 ~ April 18, 2023

Born in: 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.

Broadcast Date:

Meadowlawn Funeral Home Broadcast


Visitation: May 2, 2023 5:00 pm - May 3, 2023 8:00 pm

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Funeral Service: May 3, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

MeadowLawn Chapel
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Cemetery: May 3, 2023 2:00 pm

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. CandleImageI remember back in 2021, I reached out to my Uncle Solomon Johnson who I have never met, I remember that the family would talked about him, I remember them calling him JR, I remember them saying that he was in the Military and that he lived in Texas, when I lost my Sister in 2020 the spirit told me to reach out to your daddy people and I am Glad that I did, I never met Uncle Solomon when I got his number from family members and called him he said that he was Shocked that I was calling, He would call me and I would call him and one day he shared Pictures of Aunt Nell, Aunt Rose, Aunt Jesse Mae, Uncle Dixie and of course my Grandmother (Grandma Hattie) and others, I was very impressed that he had a Picture of me, he had Solomon Jr his baby boy send the photos, I was wondering how did he get this Picture? It didn’t matter I was happy that I mattered, he told me he was a fan of the Washington Commanders /Washington Redskin I wanted to get his hat made during the Super bowl 2023 I was able to complete the project 2 hats 1 Each and mailed it to him, Each time he went to Philadelphia he said I am going to called you when I get there, and he did he would let me talk to everyone that was there, and the last time he went to Philadelphia to speak at Ruth’s funeral he did just that, I learn so much about him in that short time, he was Truly a family man, when my sister died he said to me Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning, I looked up the verse and it is a reminder that our troubles are only temporary, and that eventually we will experience joy again. I will miss you Uncle Solomon,
    I love you.
    Shirley Johnson Anderson

  2. CandleImageLove You Uncle Solomon
    From San Jose California
    Your Neice
    Richard & Shirley Johnson Anderson

  3. CandleImageI love you Uncle Sol-I can’t believe you’re gone! You were such a wonderful man-I will miss you always!

  4. CandleImageNichts war umsonst, wenn wir einmal gehen müssen. Es bleibt die Liebe, die wir verschenkt haben. Es bleibt die Hoffnung, die wir anderen ins Herz gelegt haben. Es bleibt der Glaube, der über den Tod hinaus sehen lässt. Es bleiben die guten Worte, die wir ausgesprochen haben. Das alles bleibt – nichts war umsonst.
    ~Roland Breitenbach~

    My deepest condolences to the Johnson, Mitchell family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.- Sabrijah&Tayshaun Askew-Mitchell

  5. CandleImageDear Uncle Sol,
    My heart was broken into a million pieces when Shatoni called and said yoù had passed away.
    I know that you went home to be with the Lord
    and you are in HIS loving arms. I miss you so much. God bless you. Rest in peace.
    Love always,
    Barbara and Chikah

  6. CandleImageMy dear brother Sol,
    You know that I love you with all my heart.
    This has been a difficult time for our family
    but the Lord will give us the strength to carry on. You have received your wings so soar the heavens as high as you can with the Lord’s guidance.
    Love you always,
    Jessiemae said, tell my brother I said bye.

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