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Paul D. Johnson, Ph D.

Paul D. Johnson, 56, of Brookhaven, died Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. 

Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday January 19th at Riverwood Family Funeral Service, followed by a 1:30 graveside service at Mt Olive City Cemetery in Mount Olive.  Visitation at the Funeral Home from 5-9 pm on Wednesday January 18th

Born July 26, 1955, Dr. Johnson was the youngest son of Mrs. Lois Sartin Johnson of Mount Olive and the late Mr. R. D. Johnson. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Brookhaven.
Dr. Johnson was a graduate of Mount Olive High School, Jones County Junior College and Belhaven College.  He earned a Ph. D. in Educational Leadership from The University of Mississippi.

Dr. Johnson was a successful educator, coach and businessman. At the time of his illness, Dr. Johnson was director of Hurst Review Services and along with his wife of 33 years, the former Mary Miller, was owner of Imaginations Bridal, in Brookhaven.

An avid golfer and loyal, generous friend, he enjoyed spending time and traveling with his lifelong basketball and golfing buddies and his family.  He will be remembered for his instant smile and the affirming words he readily offered to those who needed encouragement.  

In addition to his wife, Dr. Johnson is survived by their daughters, Maggie and her husband Michael Smith of Madison and Anna Barnes Johnson of Brookhaven; a granddaughter Evelyn Elizabeth Smith of Madison; his mother, Mrs. Lois Johnson of Mount Olive; a sister, Alice and her husband John Herrington of Madison; four brothers and their wives, Bill and Pam Johnson of the Reservoir area Brandon, Jimmy and Karen Johnson of Monticello; and Robert and Patty Johnson and Richard and Rickie Johnson, all of Mount Olive, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bill Johnson, Robert Johnson, Richard Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Martin Holmes, Fred Malone, Robert McInnis and Johnny Williams.

Memorials in Dr. Johnson’s memory may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis Tennessee.

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