Ernest Ozell Johnson, Sr. was born on July 23rd, 1945 to the late Alex and Annie Johnson in Rockingham County. He departed this life after a long illness at home surrounded by family on October 10th, 2021.
Ernest was married to Carol Ann Allen Johnson for 57 years. To this union, five children were born - two daughters, Vickie and Trina, and three sons, Ernest (Ernie) Jr., Lamont, and Kareem. He was preceded in death by his son Ernie Jr, five brothers, and two sisters.
Ernest started his career at an early age in construction. He later moved on to textiles and retired from Cone Mills with over 30 years of service. He loved gardening, cars, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren and their children. He left a lasting impact on this family.
He leaves to cherish his memories: daughters, Vickie Carter (James), Trina Lang (Michael), sons, Vaughn Smallwood of New York, Lamont Johnson (Renita) and Kareem Johnson (Anita), two sisters; Mary Etta Graves("Tootie") and Judith McCollum ("Arnell"), both of Eden, NC, a host of loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 2 pm in the chapel of Triad Cremation and Funeral Service, 2110 Veasley Street, Greensboro, NC 27407.
Triad Cremation and Funeral Service is honorably serving the Johnson family.