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Brother Alvin Johnson

January 20, 1957 ~ April 28, 2019 (age 62)

Alvin Johnson was born January 20,1957 in 

Barbour County, Alabama. He was the 3rd of 4 

children born to Alto and Hillie Mae Johnson. 

He attended Clio Elementary School and 

completed his education at Clio High School. 

Alvin relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in the late 

1970’s, where he began his professional career. He 

attended and graduated from the Fire Academy in 

1981, and he became a firefighter, a profession he 

loved dearly, before retiring from the Atlanta Fire 

and Rescue Department in 2003. During his 

tenure, he received numerous commendations for 

his service to the city. Alvin also worked for 

Walmart as a greeter for 8 years before retiring. 

In 1981, Alvin inherited a beloved daughter 

LaKeisha McCrary, and in February 1984 became 

the proud father of a baby girl, whom he named 

Gia. Alvin resided in East Point, Georgia until 

returning to his home roots in Alabama in 2004. 

Alvin was a man's man. He was known for his 

sharp wit, strong convictions, and deep love and 

affection for his family. He loved riding 

motorcycles, spending time with his beloved 

daughters, whom he affectionately called "Sista." 

Among spending time with his family, on any 

given day, you could find Alvin indulging in some 

of his favorite past times, which included bargain 

shopping at the local antique market, dining out 

with family and friends at the local Cracker 

Barrel, photography, collecting antiques and 

African artifacts, or embarking on spontaneous 

road trips to take in the beauty of his 

surroundings. 

Alvin departed this life in the early morning of 

April 28, 2019. He was preceded in death by his 

late mother and father, Hillie Mae & Alto 

Johnson, and sister Vernell Johnson. He leaves to 

cherish his memory his daughter, Gia K. Lewis 

(Nathan) of Fayetteville, GA; daughter, Lakeisha 

T. McCrary (Rico) of Powder Springs, GA; one 

brother, Melvin Johnson of Ariton, AL; one 

sister, Mary Johnson of Ariton, AL; and 

grandchildren, Nydia, Grant, De’Quavious, 

Raven, and Kennedi; and a host of nieces, 

nephews, friends, and loved ones.

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