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Mr. Johnny Beverlyn Boone Sr.


Mr. Johnny Beverlyn Boone Sr., affectionately known as “Mr. Johnny B.”, departed this life on Sunday, August 7, 2022. He was 89 years old. Mr. Johnny B. was the son of the late Mrs. Ruth Hall Anderson and the late Mr. Jimmy Boone Sr.

Educated in the Dougherty County School System, Mr. Johnny B. was a graduate of Madison High School in 1951. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served as a medical assistant for the physicians on duty. He received an honorable discharge in 1955, returned home, and enrolled at Albany State College. While attending college, Mr. Johnny B. met Lillian Odessa Barnhart from Crawfordville, GA. They married in 1957. To this union, three children were born.

Mr. Johnny B was then, offered a position as a United States Postal Clerk, and moved his family to Atlanta, GA. After a few years, Mr. Johnny B. accepted a better position, moved back home, and become the first African- American Mail Carrier in Albany, GA. He volunteered in the community as one of the first coaches for the Carver Park Softball Little League and a Boy Scout Troop Leader, sponsored by The Joseph Odom American League Post # 512. He served as a member of this post for 62 years and was, once, elected as Senior Vice Legionnaire. He received Christ, under the divine leadership of his maternal grandfather and founding Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church pastor, the late Reverend Grant Edgar Hall. He has been a member of his church for 84 years, and served in many auxiliaries, most recently, as the Chairman of Trustees for 20 years, He was the oldest member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church and the last living descendant of the founding legacy of the church.

Mr. Johnny B leaves a legacy of love and faith from his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Lillian Odessa Boone; (4) cherished children, Ms. Carolyn Howard, Grayson, GA, Dr. Valerie (Terry) Overstreet-Thomas, Conyers, GA, Mr. Johnny (Gwendolyn) Boone Jr, Albany , GA; Dr. Velma (Gregory) Fitzhugh, Fayetteville, GA; (5) fearless grandchildren Mr. Gregory (Teresa) Howard, Albany, GA; Mr. Garry (Ella) Howard, Albany, GA; Mrs. Ashley Michelle Smith, Atlanta, GA; Mr. Michael Jamal Overstreet Jr, Stockbridge, GA; Mr. Johnny Boone III, Albany, GA; Ms. Noelle Mobley, Fayetteville, GA; (3) glorious great grandchildren; Mr. Brandon Lawson, Ft. Hood Texas; Ms. Cierra Howard, Atlanta, GA, Master Ashton Michael Smith, Atlanta, GA. (3) sisters in law, Mrs. Idonia Reynolds, Detroit MI; Mrs. Linda Barnhart, Austell, GA; Mrs. Rea Bonhart, Conyers, GA and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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My condolences to the family

Rosalyn James Aug 14 2022 11:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mr. Johnny Boone Sr.

Gwendolyn Ward Aug 14 2022 3:15 PM

With our deepest sympathy to the family. May God comfort you in your times of need.

Steve & Felicia Pope Berryhill Aug 14 2022 3:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mr. Johnny Boone Sr.

Paulette Webb Aug 14 2022 12:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mr. Johnny Boone Sr.

Latonya English Aug 14 2022 6:54 AM

Prayers and condolences to the family 💐

K. Harvey Aug 14 2022 1:37 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mr. Johnny Boone Sr.

Mrs. Louise Pope My heartfelt and deepest sympathy in the lost of your love one Mr. Johnny B. Boone Sr. All of my love and prayers to the family 🙏🙏 Aug 14 2022 12:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mr. Johnny Boone Sr.

Lola Dollarson Stills Aug 13 2022 10:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mr. Johnny Boone Sr.

The Malone Family Aug 13 2022 8:03 PM

Prayers of comfort and peace for the entire Boone family.

Ken and Tongie Leonce Aug 13 2022 6:32 PM

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