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
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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