Adams announces the passing of Mr. Grover Cleveland Johnson, 93, who transitioned on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at his Residence.
Adams announces the Funeral Service for Mr. Grover Cleveland Johnson, 12:00 PM, Friday, July 14, 2023 at Canaan United Methodist Church, 2401 Elgin Street.
Visitation from 5:00- 7:00 PM at the Church on Thursday.
Interment: Magnolia Memorial Garden.
LEGACY OF LIFE
Mr. Grover Cleveland Johnson was born on July 14, 1929 in Sylvania Georgia
(Screven County) to the late Maeola Natson Reid and Beatrice Johnson. He was the
oldest of four brothers and one sister.
Grover received his early education from the Screven County School System. He
graduated from Beach High School in Savannah Georgia.
After relocating to Savannah Georgia, he joined the United States Army as an
Engineer in 1950 and served in the Korean War. He was station in Fort Bragg North
Grover met and married Elouise Roberts on June 12, 1954. To this union a daughter,
Brenda Johnson was born. They were married for 64 years. He was employed for
35 years with Union Camp Corporation. He retired and started his own Taxi Cab
Business and Lawn Care Business that served many in the Savannah area.
A TIME TO SERVE
Grover accepted Christ at an early age and joined Palen United Methodist Church in
the early 1960’s and serve in the capacity of, The Usher Board #2, United Methodist
Men, The PPR Committee, The Staff Parish Relations Committee as well as The
Palen United Methodist Church merged to Canaan United Methodist Church of
Grover (aka) Johnson truly enjoyed life. He was musically inclined and he played
the guitar, the harmonica and played in a quartet in his earlier years. He really
A TIME TO GO HOME
He slept away peacefully at his residence as he lived his life to fullest, attending The
Mary Flournoy Center daily and acquiring the skills and receiving a certificate to
operate Windows 7. He had breakfast with his friends daily at The Waffle House for
over 35 years. Everyone that knew Mr. Johnson knew he was very active in his life.
This proves his philosophy that you have a choice in life to either (wear out or rust
out). He chose to wear out.
He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted daughter, Brenda Jackson
and a loving son-in-law, Cyrus Jackson, granddaughters Khadija Jackson, Akiya
Jackson, and a great granddaughter, Saiyr Jackson of Fayetteville, GA, siblings, Mrs.
Mamie Mobley (Artis) of Newfield, NJ and Mr. Leroy Reid of Glassboro, NJ, Mr.
Nathaniel Reid (Cheri), of Sacramento, CA, a special niece, Pamela Harrison of
Virginia Beach, VA, and a host of nephews, cousins, relatives and friends to include
his Waffle House Family on Ogeechee Road, Savannah Georgia.