Kenneth Johnson

Born: Wed., Jul. 13, 1955
Died: Sat., Sep. 1, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 13, 2018
Location: Minor - Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Fri., Sep. 14, 2018
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Fri., Sep. 14, 2018
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


KENNETH JOHNSON JR. (a/k/a Joliet Kenny)

Kenneth Johnson Jr., was born July 13, 1955 in Joliet, Illinois to George and Gertha Johnson whom both preceded him in death.

Kenny was the oldest son and the sixth of eight children born to this union.

Kenny died September 1, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois on his father’s birthday.

Kenny was educated in the Joliet School system.  He went on to get an associate of science from Lincoln College, a bachelor of general studies from Roosevelt University.  He obtained his CDL driver’s license from Joliet Junior College and various certificates from Lakeland College.

Kenny accepted Christ at an early age at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Joliet, Illinois.  Kenny was employed on various jobs; delivering meds, taxi driver, many warehouses, but the job he most enjoyed was taking disabled veterans back and forth to their appointment at the VA Hospital.  Kenny was employed at Hines Veteran Hospital in Maywood, IL.

You could find Kenny fishing or working and shining his car.  He loved old school music, jazz, blues, love ballads and every once in a while he would make a few dance moves.  He had a gift for gab and telling tall tales to make you laugh.  He will be missed.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, George and Gertha Johnson; two sisters, Georgia Penn Parish and Deloris King.

He is survived by three sisters, Thelma (Willie) Riley, Marilyn Collins and Patricia Johnson; two brothers, Milton, Terry Wayne (Debbie) Johnson; 11 nieces and nephews; 14 great nieces and nephews; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles; one special brother-in-law, Bobby Parish; a very special friend, Barbara Buckner.

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Friendly Neighbor
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
We’re very sorry to hear about the lost of your dear love one. During this time we pray that Jehovah gives your family comfort during this this of grief and sorrow.
Find comfort in the bible scripture Revelation 21:4 where it says :
And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”You will be in our prayers.

Aneesah Harris
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
My deepest condolences for your loss. I hadn't known Kenny for very long but the few times I encountered him he was always kind. I know he loved to fish and spend time with his family. May he finally get his chance to rest.

Robert L Jordan Sr
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
May Our Risen Lord grant the family of Kenny Johnson and especially Barbra comfort in your time of loss. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Robert L Jordan, Sr

Lee Family
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
The lord call you home even though you was put on earth for a purpose your job is done, Rest in Peace Kenny.
Our condolences to the Johnson family and Barb

Jeannelle Smith
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
Marilyn and family, there is comfort in the arms of Jesus. Sorry for your loss.

Jeannelle Smith

Theresa A Grant
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
Treasure the memories and legacy of your loved one. His passion helping others speaks volumes as to his character.
Love shown through compassion is the way of our Savior. In His Love, Theresa Grant and Family

Copyright © 2018 Minor - Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |