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Nathaniel Johnson

March 17, 1955 — July 15, 2022

Brother Nathaniel Johnson was born March 17, 1955 in Dumas, Arkansas . He departed this life on Friday, July 15, 2022. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Rayford Johnson; mother, Roberta Warren and 1 brother, Elijah Hopes. 

Nate accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Free Gift Baptist Church. He was a graduate of the Dumas High School Class of 1973. Also in 1973 Nate joined the US Army and served 2 years. He briefly studied at UAM at Monticello. Throughout his life he worked at Bassett Wood Mills, Arkansas State Prison Systems, then retired from Firestone. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 29 years, Mary Johnson; 3 sons, Antonio Johnson of Dumas, AR, Kenyatta Johnson (Mayumi) of Houston, TX, Aldrick Johnson (Cynthia); 3 daughters, Tammy Davis of Fayetteville, AR, Lindsey Davis (Joey) of Russellville, AR, Sydney Bell (Nathan) of Conway, AR; 8 siblings, Ivory Turner of Dumas, AR, Robert Hopes of New Haven, CT, Callie Jones of Minneapolis, MN; Milton Jones of Dumas, AR, Julius Denem of Los Angles, CA, Grace Gibson of Dumas, AR, Arlee Walker of Pine Bluff, Ar, Charlotte Davis of Pine Bluff, AR, 9 grandkids; 2 great-grandkids.   

His visitation will be 5-7 Friday, July 22nd at Russellville Family Funeral Chapel. The Funeral service will be 2pm Saturday, July 23rd at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church with burial following in Reed cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 

Pallbearers will be Richard Peevy Jr., Jimmy Gibson, Isaac Peevy, Keyshawn Johnson, Billy Davis and Tres Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Webb, Robert Williams, Spencer Allen and  Howard Glass. 

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Friday, July 22, 2022

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

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