Rev. Joseph Lee Johnson, 93

Rev. Joseph Lee Johnson, a pioneer in the Bay Area religious community for over  65 years, died Jan. 9 at the age of 93. He served for over 41 years as pastor of Elisabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond.
Born Sept. 3, 1918, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Rev. Johnson was well known as someone who affected many lives in the community, political arena and among pastors and churches as a whole.
Services for Rev. Johnson will be held, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m., at Elisabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 520 Bissell Ave., Richmond.  
Rev. Johnson’s body will lie in state at the Elisabeth Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday, January 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  He is survived by  his wife of 74 years, Mrs. Ida Mae Johnson, and the entire Elisabeth Missionary Baptist Church Family.