Henry Leroy Johnson

February 28, 1941 - June 25, 2009

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A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bushwood, MD with Fr. Timothy Baer officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.



The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 from 9:30 -10:30 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD.


Henry, L. Johnson, 68 of Bushwood, MD died June 25, 2009 at Washington Hospital Center.  Born February 28, 1941 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Harry and Frances Young Johnson. He was the loving husband of Helen Josephine Hill whom he married on October 7, 1974.  He is also survived by his children Alan (Lynette) Johnson of Adamstown, MD, Greg Johnson of Damascus, MD, Victor Johnson of Laurel, MD and Patricia (Harold) Reid of Clinton, MD; his sister Edna Moses of Washington, DC; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Henry moved to St. Mary’s county in January 1995.   He served in the army for two years and was a mechanic helper for Cusic Mechanics in Chaptico, MD, retiring in September 2004.  He enjoyed working on cars, mowing grass, playing cards and buying lotteries and hitting nothing!  The Family will recieve friends on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 from 9:30-10:30AM in the Mattingley- Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bushwood, MD with Fr. Timothy Baer officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Anthony Armstrong, Weslee Hill, Jerome Hill, Orlando Hill, Lamont Hill and Lydall Mason.

Guestbook Signatures and Condolences

"Words can not always sum up or express what someone means to them in life, however words can describe and replay great memories that I have of Uncle Leroy, which are many. His love for life, family and sense of humor was felt each time I was in his presence. I will miss those qualities and more about Uncle Leroy. May God provide peace and comfort to the family during this time of greiving. I will keep them in my prayers. Carl, Blake, and Stella Young "
- Carl Young
- Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"Josephine and family, I am deeply saddened by your loss. May God be with you as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Remember you will always have your cherished memories. Love always."
- Pearl Neverson
- Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"Aunt Josephine, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Uncle Leroy was one of the most down to earth people that I have ever known. He was definitely an inspiration in my life. He always told me to go for my dreams and goals. He treated me like a son and I felt like he was my second father. Always there for me for anything and it never went unnoticed. Thanks for all of the great memories and the great encouragement to reach for the stars. "
- Montario Hill
- Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009

"Josephine our sympathy goes out to you an your family Leroy was a great man. I will miss him across the card table. May GOD BLESS YOU"
- Tommy an Yvette FRIENDS
- Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009

"Josephine, We would like for you to know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers during this difficult time. We will cherish all the times that we had spent together with Leroy playing cards, talking after a walk in the neighborhood and just hanging out with the boys at the garage. He will truly be missed. Love, James,Angela,Anthony,Ricky,Orlando,Jerome, and Lamont"
- Angela Hill
- Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009

"Pat, There's a compassionate God in heaven who sees, Who cares, Who comforts. May you feel His presence as you grieve the loss of your father. "
- Washington Field Office Squad A-3
- Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009

"Ms. Josephine, I am sorry to hear about the lost of your husband Leroy. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I met you and Mr Leroy thru your niece Rhonda. I have not known him very long, but I have found him to be a very likable and friendly person. I have only heard nice things about Mr. Leroy. Please take care of yourself and your family. With Heart Felt Symypathy, Michael"
- Michael Gough
- Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009

"Aunt Pinks, You have our deepest sympathy. Uncle Leroy was always easy going and a good hearted person. He will be missed sorely. You and the family will be kept in our thoughts and prayers. Love always, Joan, Spencer, Spenser Shuvon, Ashland, and Joanay"
- Joan & Spencer Tann
- Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009

"Aunt Josephine, I just wanted you to know that you will be my thoughts and prayers for days to come. I will truly miss Uncle Leory. From all of our daily talks, to drinking, and smoking cigarettes on the front porch. He was so encouraging to me and was such a free sprited person. He was someone that I truly looked up to and I will miss him a lot. Aunt Josephine as you know already, if there is anything I can do just let me know. Love Always, Rhonda Hill-Mason"
- Rhonda Hill-Mason
- Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009

"To the Family! Words can't express the way I'm feeling. Leroy and I had got so close we talk at least two to three times a week. Wednesday night we talked and I never knew that would have been my last call from him. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Ms. Josephine I will always keep in touch. Cousin Leroy you will truly be missed."
- Bernadette Jones & Family
- Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2009