L. Marvin Johnson


The Rev. L. Marvin Johnson, 83, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at the family residence. 

Born in Fernandina Beach, Fla., he was the son of the late Mildred Franks Johnson and Leo F. Johnson. 

He served 66 years in ministry with the Church of God, Cleveland. He pastored churches Florida at Fernandina Beach, Fort Pierce, Jacksonville, Homestead, and Miami, and in Atlanta, Ga. 

Along with his wife, he served as missionary for eight years in Trinidad, St. Thomas. He also served as supervisor in Trinidad and St. Thomas and served as pastor in St. Thomas. He served on the state Executive Board, the Youth  Board and he served as district pastor while in Florida. He also served as cross-cultural coordinator for South Florida. He served on the Church of God World Mission Board for eight years and was a mission representative for 12 years. He was a certified scuba diver and lifeguard. He was the lifeguard for many Florida youth camps. 

He also enjoyed deep sea fishing.  He was a member of the North Cleveland Church of God.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Joella Johnson of Cleveland; daughter, Vicki Marveen Vincent (Douglas) of Greenville, S.C.; sons, Daniel Marvin Johnson of Cleveland, and Timothy Andrew Johnson (Linda) of Texas; grandchildren: Brandon Vincent (Elizabeth), Rachel Vincent, Justin Vincent (Lisa), Christa Johnson and Zachary Johnson; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 p.m. today, Sept. 19, 2021, at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Chapel. 

The family requests that due to COVID concerns, all visitors and family members wear masks and practice social distancing while visiting with the family.

Graveside service and interment will be conducted later at the Bosque Bello Cemetery in Fernandina Beach, Fla. 

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