On October 11, 1923, in Batesville, Alabama, God blessed the late Gus and Ellen Johnson with a son that they named Curtis Lee Johnson. He was the eighth child of ten siblings. Deacon Curtis Johnson gave his life to the Lord at an early age and joined New Hope Baptist Church. He served faithfully until his health failed as the deacon and treasurer of the church. He believed in giving God His due praise. He was joined in Holy Matrimony to Ms. Mercer D. Blocker in 1942, and they enjoyed 70 years of marriage together. To this union fifteen children were born. Four children and all of his brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Deacon Johnson was a provider for his family. He worked on the farm for many years, he drove trucks for Boyd Trucking Co., and he worked at Day Plywood Company for years. He always had a vegetable garden that both fed his family and the community. A man of integrity with good work ethics, he was not slothful and he took pride in his work. His loving wife Mercer Johnson and his children will cherish his memory forever. He leaves six daughters, Lena Williams and Renora Johnson both of Cocoa, FL, Mary Adams and Shirley Johnson both of Titusville, FL, Nellie (Clifford) Shingles and Sharon Bryant of Cuthbert, GA; five sons, Earl (Dixie) Johnson, Curtis (Geraldine) Johnson of Albany, GA, John L. (Christine) Johnson of Cuthbert, GA, Daniel Johnson of Cumming, GA, Lynn (Janel) Johnson of Leesburg, GA; thirty-nine grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.