Captain John Dee Johnson, 63, entered his eternal home with Jesus, on October 22, 2020, surrounded by his wife and children. He was born to Clifford and Madeline Johnson on March 3, 1957.
John Dee was a life long commercial shrimper, out of Bayou La Batre. He was best known in the community for his skills and expertise as the Captain. He was a hard worker and his tough spirit, strong work ethic and perseverance through his 5 year battle with Colon Cancer is often the talk among locals. He has passed these qualities to live on in his 6 children. His favorite thing besides spoiling all of his grand children, was being on a boat out in the Gulf. He loved to show his family all of pictures and videos he took while on the water working. If he wasn’t on the shrimp boat, he was taking his grand sons fishing in the waters of the Bayou. He was a dedicated Alabama Crimson Tide fan. He loved to lay on the couch or in the recliner and watch the games. John Dee loved his wife of 26 years, his 6 children and his 15 grand children and he never missed a chance to tell them.
John Dee is preceded in death by his mother, Madeline Rhodes Johnson and sister in law, Debby T. Johnson. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 26 years, Annette Johnson. His six children, Wade and his wife Brenda, Kristin and her husband Michael, Keith and his wife Nina, Deanna, Lisa Dee, and his baby Jadi and her husband John.
He loved, cherished and was proud of all his grandchildren, Austin, Alexis, Noah, Emmaline, Samuel, Caleb, Kaylee, Preslee, Lilli Madeline, Brooks, Landry, Raelynn, Blakely, Kylah, and Emmalyn. He is also survived by his first great grand son, Jayce born on October 21, 2020.
He is survived by his father Clifford Johnson, Jr.. His two sisters Debbie and her husband Johnny Beckham and Patti Johnson. He is survived by his brother and best friend, Buster Johnson.
Captain John Dee had many friends in the community and many other beloved family members. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed always. In his word this is “later”.
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