Johnny James Thedford age 81, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020. He was born to the late Thomas Thedford Sr. and Suzie Thedford, on April 5, 1939 in Tishabee, Alabama.
Johnny moved to Buffalo, New York in 1958 to start a new life. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for 39 years until retiring in 1997.
He is preceded in death by his son Johnny James Jr, and brothers; Theotis Thedford, and Edgar Townsend.
Johnny is survived by his beloved daughters, Wanda Perkins, Alana Thedford Huff (Edouardo), Jatonn Wright and Alicia Melton (Kenneth); sisters Minnie Johnson and Eliza Walton; brothers, Thomas Thedford Jr. (Fannie); Roosevelt Thedford (Truette); grandsons, Edouardo Huff, Jr., Shamar Huff and Gavin James Melton and granddaughter, Alexiss Wright; 6 great-grandchildren; special niece and nephew, Selina Carol Thedford and Randall Thedford; along with a host of other nieces, nephews, dear friends, family and loved ones. Johnny was blessed to have had Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Thomas and Billy Nelson as caring neighbors in Douglasville.
I am your first, your twin. The road has been long and rough at times, but you made it through many storms. You became tired and was ready to rest, Rest on. You will always be in my heart.
Daddy, God saw you getting tired, so he wrapped he arms around you, and whispered “Come unto Me”. Although it hurts to see you go, I find peace in knowing that the Lord have given you sweet rest, so peaceful and free from sickness. Rest peacefully Daddy, I will cherish the memories forever.
Dad although we didn’t spend major time together, the time we spent was priceless. The smile on your face everytime I made a surprise visit gave me so much joy. Had the best time watching football (Go Bills), MSNBC and the great conversation with you. You will be missed.
Love you Dad, Jatonn
Just one more time, I wish
I could hear your voice
Unfortunately, life hasn’t
Given me that choice
I feel lost and dazed
In our memories, I seek solace
Daddy your hugs, will forever
Be my happy place…
Rest Peacefully Daddy
Love Your BlackPearl!
Uncle Johnny. I have truly enjoyed spending Sunday’s with you over the last couple of years talking politics, sports and of course Piccadilly. I am going to miss our visits. I love you and miss you already. Your niece Carol.
With class and style, uncle Johnny lived his life like that old Frank Sinatra song, ” My Way”. He will always be the “Cool Uncle Johnny”.
Memorial Services will be conducted Friday, December 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Douglasville.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements. 770-942-2311
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