Lester Johnson, Sr. was born on February 22, 1951 to the union of Leila Standifer and Harry Johnson, Sr. in Kansas City, Missouri.
He received his formal education at Manual High School in Kansas City, Missouri.
He accepted Christ at an early age. Lester was united in Holy Matrimony at Johnnie Marie Criner-Johnson on August 27, 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri. Their union was blessed with 4 children.
Lester was employed at the Marriott Hotel as the Housekeeping Supervisor. In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and watching his beloved Kansas City Chiefs.
Lester departed this life on September 15, 2018. He was preceded in death by both parents, his wife, five brothers, and three sisters.
Lester Johnson, Sr. leaves to cherish his memories, one sister, Eloise Guyton; sons, Lester Johnson, Jr (Gina K.); daughter, Kenosha L. Johnson; sons: Gary O.D. Johnson, Sr., Andrae D. Johnson, Sr. (Sabrina); Tonya Jackson; other children: Ardonyalasha Johnson, Atlanta Johnson (Arion), Avery Johnson, Sr. Darrell Smith, Andrae Johnson, Jr. (DeJanae), Mi’An”Drell Johnson; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral Service for Lester Johnson, Sr. will be held Saturday, September 29, 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins Heritage Chapel, 4000 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Heritage Chapel.