hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

April 25, 2013

Thomas Johnson, 84


Haverhill — Thomas Alfred Johnson was born on August 19,1928, and went home to glory Tuesday morning April 9, 2013, from Penacook Place Nursing Home in Haverhill, Mass. Tom was the sixth and youngest child of Van H. Johnson and Helen (McDaniels) Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio. Thomas Johnson was the husband of the late Esther (S. Broadnax) Johnson who died in 2004 and was preceded in death by siblings, Van H. Johnson Jr., Lawrence Johnson, Katherine (Johnson) Bates, and Grace (Johnson) Moore. Tom is survived by daughter, Deborah E. Avery and her husband, Nicholas C. Avery; granddaughter, Nicole I. Chalas of Haverhill; sister, Margaret (Johnson) Adams of Pineville, N.C.; brothers- in-law, Ernest L. Owens, Cornelius E. Owens of Clearwater, Fla., and Richard C. Broadnax Sr., of Haverhill; sisters-in-law, Barbara L. (Broadnax) Owens of Clearwater Fla., and Edith I. (Broadnax) Drayton of Haverhill; and a very special friend, Josephine L. Brown of Boston, Mass. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, adopted grandchildren, and friends, he will be dearly missed.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral Service was held on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 13 Ashland St., Haverhill. Calling hours preceded the Funeral Service on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Thomas Johnson may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Expansion Fund, 13 Ashland St. Haverhill, MA 01830. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes of Haverhill and Bradford. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.