John Estis Johnson, 60, of Greenville passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Delta Regional Medical Center.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 28, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM with a Celebration of Life service immediately following at 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Rev. Robert Haney will officiate the services.
John was born on January 5, 1958 to Edward and Willie (Estis) Johnson in Memphis, TN. He graduated from Quitman County High School and attended Delta State University. John married Dorothy Jean Leopard on March 4, 1983. John worked on several farms for 40 years. He was a member of the Shaw Volunteer Fire Department. John loved to watch Westerns and War movies, hunting, fishing and playing bingo, but he loved his family even more. He was always there when anyone needed a helping hand. He loved to reminisce with friends and family. John was a great husband, father and grandfather
John was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Willie Louise Johnson; his son, Robert Lee Vanderford; his brothers, Donald Edward Johnson and William Robert Johnson; his step-father, Billy Ray Dykes.
John is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Dorothy Jean Leopard Johnson of Greenville, MS; Son, Michael(Peggy) Johnson of Cleveland, MS; Son, Mark Estis (Brandi) Johnson of Greenville, MS; Daughter, Cynthia Marie (Terry) Lewis of Greenville, MS; Granddaughter, Brandy Nicole (Chris McCleese) Johnson of Cleveland, MS; Granddaughter, Jasmine Marie Lewis of Greenville, MS; Grandson, Shawn Michael Johnson of Cleveland, MS; Grandson, John Allen Lewis of Greenville, MS; Grandson, Cameron Cole Lewis of Greenville, MS; Granddaughter, Leah Johnson of Cleveland, MS; Granddaughter, Carlee Elizabeth Johnson of Greenville, MS; Grandson, Gage Estis Johnson of Greenville, MS; Great-grandson, Oliver McNeer of Cleveland, MS; Grandson, Cody McCleese of Cleveland, MS; Granddaughter, Kate McNeer of Cleveland, MS.
Pallbearers will be Mark Johnson, Michael Johnson, Shawn Johnson, Chris McCleese, Terry Lewis and Jerry Irby. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Irby, Sr., Dennon Wood, Dustin Irby, John Lewis and Cameron Lewis.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at