Erving Lee Johnson


Erving Lee Johnson, of Danville, Ill., passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the age of 63 years at Gardenview Manor (Tilton), Danville.
Erving Lee was born December 8, 1955 in Enid, Miss., the son of Rayfield "Ray" Johnson and Minister Creola Brooks Patton Johnson.
Erving Lee thoroughly enjoyed outdoor activities, enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and football; loved listening to music and singing; was a member of the Johnson Family Singers and the Brothers of Joy Singing Group; enjoyed summer trips with his family and family reunions. He was very skilled in repairing automobiles, painting homes and lawn services.
Erving Lee enjoyed attending and participating in multiple church activities with constant dedication and loyalty; was the Deacon of his church where he is a member for many years and was the creator of the male chorus of his church with unwavering participation.
He graduated from Danville High School and later attended college for mechanical training and welding training.
Erving Lee was united in marriage to Clarease Powell on October 31, 1975. From this marital union, two sons and one daughter were born.
Erving Lee will be dearly missed and forever remembered by his beloved sons, Lee Tawayne (Tameka) Johnson and DeYoun F. (Vianco) Johnson; daughter, Cynthia Lashel (Derek) Johnson Butler.
Erving Lee also will be dearly missed and forever remembered by his sister, Ophelia (George) Wells; brother, Raymon (Anjanette) Johnson; brother, Willie M. "Billy" Johnson, brother, Robert Johnson; his 20 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and all extended family and loving family members and many close friends.
Erving Lee was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Luke Glover; and sister-in-law, Patricia Glover.
Visitation with the family: 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61834. Viewing: 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 13, (one hour prior to funeral service) at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave., Danville, IL 61832. Funeral service: A Celebration of Erving Lee's life will be at noon, Saturday, July 13, at New Life Church of Faith with Pastor Melissa Foreman officiating. Erving Lee Johnson will be laid to rest in Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville, following the funeral service.
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Published on July 9, 2019
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Pearl Beaver
Jul 10, 2019
Sorry to read about Erving's passing, he was a true friend to everyone. He was a jack of all trades, knew his job and did it well. RIP " SCOOBY" my friend.