Obituary for Lee James Johnson Sr.

Lee James Johnson Sr. was born December 31, 1953 and passed away on January 7, 2018 at his residence in St. Martinville, Louisiana. Having lived 64 years and 7 days, Lee left a legacy of love with his family and friends. Lee Johnson Sr. is survived by his son Lee James Johnson II, daughter Jessica Lynn Johnson, grandson LeeKe Arlis Johnson, girlfriend Sonia Solis and Auntie Josie Clements and a host of cousins and friends from the parishes of St. Martinville, New Iberia, Lafayette and Jeanerette. Lee was born in San Francisco at the French hospital to Arlis James Johnson and Barbara Ann Bourg-Johnson, his favorite Grandmother Blanch Provost was there to greet him when he entered the world.

Lee grew up and lived in Pacifica, California for almost 60 years then moved to Vallejo and San Bruno. Lee attended to Terra Nova High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of San Francisco while working for UPS “Lumping” boxes from 5:00 to 11:00 each night and studying afterwards. Upon graduation Lee worked at Dolphin Real Estate and did some accounting on his own. He became involved with the Lions Club in San Bruno and volunteered with them often. With the real estate crash, Lee decided to dive full on to his accounting practice, then moved to Louisiana where he purchased his two acre farm.

Lee’s other passion was playing music on his classic guitars and often played the Blues with notable musicians in San Francisco and New Orleans. Lee enjoyed his tax practice very much and although he moved to Louisiana, serviced several California, Texas and Tennessee clients. He loved a challenge and enjoyed going tip to toe with the IRS. Lee was an avid Veterans Rights supporter because his father had served in the Army in Europe. He was even instrumental in reinstating the Bingo license at the VFW in New Iberia. Lee was passionate about writing cards and made everyone feel like they were his best friend. He will be deeply missed.

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