“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
II Corinthians 5:1
Mr. Gene Rogers Johnson was born August 31, 1946 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He was the oldest child born to the late Mrs. Lurline Johnson Haynes. To all who know him well, he was affectionately known as “Sonny Boy!” God saw fit to call him to his heavenly home for eternal rest on Monday, January 16, 2023 from his residence in Orangeburg, SC after a brief illness.
Sonny Boy was educated in the public schools of Orangeburg, SC. After graduating from Wilkinson High School, he enlisted into the military, the United States Army where he served 20 years of active duty. He completed to tours in Vietnam and served in Korea. Gene retired in 1985. He married the love of his life, the late Mary Lee Glove on June 11, 1967. To this union three children were born.
Sonny Boy leaves to cherish his fond and loving memories two devoted daughters: Jean Michelle Williams of Orangeburg, SC and Stephanie Mickell (O’Neil) of St. Matthews, SC; his son, his namesake, Gene Rogers Johnson, Jr. of Columbia, SC; two sisters: Jo’Ann Gresham (Wayne) of Concord, NC and Pelzetta Perry (Kelvin) of Martinville, VA; three brothers: Willie J Haynes (Betty) of Orangeburg, SC, Henry A. Haynes of Alexandria, VA, and Bruce B. (Karen) Haynes of Atoka, TN; one sister-in-law: Jannie Whetstone of St. Matthews, SC; one brother-in-law: John Henry Glover of Snellville, GA, his loving fiancé: Ms. Regina Rose Mary Warner; nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
The service will proceed as follows:
The viewing will be held on Saturday, January 21,2023 at Glover's Funeral Home from 12:00pm until 6:00pm.
The funeral will be held on Sunday, January 22,2023 at North Orangeburg United Methodist Church beginning at 1:30pm. All those attending service must wear a mask and adhere to all COVID-19 rules and regulations.