Augustus Johnson, Jr., 77 of Urbana transitioned from this life at 3:36 AM, Sunday, November 29, 2020 at OSF Urbana.
Augustus, affectionately known as “Gus”, was born to the union of Augustus Orly and Dorothy Jean Oliver Johnson on February 2, 1943 in Helena, Arkansas.
Gus attended and graduated from Central High School. He was a man of many skills and talents.
Gus worked for the Laborer Union Local 703. He additionally had a private interior design company, focused on remodeling and beautifying others homes with his masterful touch.
Augustus married the love of his life, Clara Luster. They together created and united a beautiful family.
Gus loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed shooting pool, listening to music and singing in the choir.
Augustus was a faithful and loyal member of Morning Star Free Will Baptist Church in Urbana, IL. He worked diligently in the church in any area needed.
Augustus “Gus” Johnson, Jr., leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife of 54 years, Clara Johnson; his children Darius Dickson, Derrelle Johnson, Devonne Luster and Denitra Luster; three siblings, Doris Gamble, Willie B. Dorsey and Charles Johnson; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a countless number of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, family and friends. Augustus was preceded in death by his parents, 3 children Shelvin Johnson, Pam Johnson and Gwen Johnson.
A Celebration of life will commence at 12 noon, Monday, December 7, 2020 at Morning Start Free Will Baptist Church in Urbana, IL. Visitation will begin at 10'am until the start of the service. Officiating Pastor Jimmie O. Holmes Sr., Interment Lincoln Cemetery.
Due to CDC regulations, Attendance restrictions will be enforced.
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