Solomon Antonio ‘Andy’ Johnson

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Funeral services for Solomon Johnson will be held Saturday July 13, at 1 p.m. at Mexia High School Auditorium, 1120 N. Ross in Mexia.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 12, from noon to 7 p.m. at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, with eulogist Pastor Kennen Jackson, and officiator, Pastor Timothy Williams. Burial will be held at Sandy Creek Cemetery.

Solomon A. Johnson, 34, made his transition from this world to his heavenly home on July 2, 2013 at Providence Hospital.
Solomon, born Aug. 27, 1978, was the sixth child born to Shirley and Joe Glenn Johnson.

Solomon was an avid baseball lover and played with the Mexia Little League Baseball Association, all through his elementary and junior high years. He played with several AAU baseball teams and received many awards and certificates as a left-handed pitcher with a speed of more than 90 miles per hour. He was a mentor to other children, helping them to develop their pitching skills.

Solomon was a 1996 graduate of Mexia High School and attended two years at Navarro College after which he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox, playing in the Minor Leagues.

Solomon joined Bethsadia Baptist Church in 2005.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Glen Johnson Sr., and a brother, Joe Glenn Johnson Jr.

Those who will cherish his memory are his loving children, Charity Marie Johnson and Alyanna Christine Johnson; devoted and loving mother, Shirley Johnson; four sisters, Latrenda (Reggie) Searcy, of Arlington, Michelle (Willie) McCullen, of Mexia, devoted and loving sister, Vicki (Tim) Forge, of Mexia, special sister, Latoya Johnson; brother, Craig (Dorothy) Dawkins of Mexia; special nephews, Dadrian Johnson, Stephon Forge and Marquise McCullen; all of his nieces were special to him; devoted aunts, Virginia (Pastor Kennen) Jackson, Ester Woods; Ray Hollie, a devoted father figure in his life; two special friends, Bobby Anglin and Jeremy Sunday, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pearly Gates Funeral Home is in charge of professional services for Solomon Johnson.