Thomas Lee Johnson

September 16, 1957 - April 29, 2016

09/16/1957 - 04/29/2016

Past Services

Sunday May 01, 2016
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Monday May 02, 2016
1:00 pm


HARRELLSVILLE, NC Thomas Lee Johnson, age 58, passed away on April 29, 2016 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie, NC.

Mr. Johnson was born in Nash County, on September 16, 1957, a son of Nannie Alford Johnson, and the late Marcus Wiley Johsnon. Thomas was a member of Creech Memorial Baptist Church and a Navy veteran. He was an auto mechanic and truck driver by trade but enjoyed his artistic side by customizing autos, woodcarving decorative yard decor, drawing, and calligraphy. He loved trains and loved to cook, especially baking, having baked and decorated many cakes for various occasions. Above all, Tommy enjoyed being with his family, especially the ones who considered him “grandpa”.

Left to cherish his memory is his longtime companion Paige Pierce of Harrellsville, NC; his mother, Nannie A. Johsnon of Ahoskie, NC; three brothers, Marcus W. (Lillian Anne) Johnson, Jr. of Harrellsville, NC, Paul (Linda) Johnson of Grimesland, NC, Steve (Vanessa) Johnson of Ahoskie, NC; his sister, Beth (Randy) Stroud of Ahoskie, NC; a son, Jimmy Pierce of Raleigh, NC; three grandsons, Jonathan Pierce, Jeremy Pierce, and Justin (Hillary) Pierce, all of Raleigh, NC; two granddaughters, Brittany Pierce and Brook Pierce of Raleigh, NC; two great granddaughters, Stephanie Pierce and Kathryn Pierce; and numerous nieces and nephews .

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 1, 2016, from 2:30 pm until 3:45 pm at Garrett Sykes Funeral Service Ahoskie Chapel, followed by a celebration of life service at 4:00 pm, with Rev. Billy Presley and Rev. Jimmy Ward officiating The graveside service will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Pine View Cemetery in Rocky Mount, NC.

Garrett Sykes Funeral Service Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Johnson family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Amy Brown
7 years ago

Tommy was a great friend and will be greatly missed.

Judy E. Northcott
7 years ago

Paige, I am so sorry to learn on facebook of Tommy’s passing. I am deeply saddened for you. I know how close you were with him, and how good you have been to him for many years. May God wrap his comforting arms around you. My condolences go out to Mrs. Johnson and other family members. Paige and family members, may it ease your sadness to know your friends care about each of you.

Judy E. Northcott
7 years ago

I remember eating some of the delicious cakes that Tommy had baked. He was a gifted cook.

Russell Overman
7 years ago

Tommy and I were in school together and I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Peggy and Dewitt Pierce
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am so glad we had the opportunity to visit last week.

Helen Kobielnik Chickie
7 years ago

I will always remember Tommy as the youngest of aunt Nan’s and uncle Wiley’ s gang of boys. Tommy was always the quiet one but would always love to visit Grandma and Gandaddy’ s house for a ” sucker” . I spent many vacations with my cousins and they bring me happy memories.

Wendy Davenport
7 years ago

Tommy and I went to high school together and I know his family. I knew him as being so funny and a nice guy. I’m truly sorry to hear of his passing. God bless all you.

Nancy Slone
7 years ago

Dear family of Tommy…
I am deeply saddened by Tommy’s passing.
I remember sitting with Tommy last summer at the beach when I learned that he and I graduated from high school the same year (1977) and we talked about all the places he had lived while serving in the United States Navy. Pensacola, my hometown, was one of them. Tommy was funny and very sweet to me. I know how much you all will miss him. I will continue to pray for peace and comfort for you all. May God bless you in these next few days, weeks.

Much love,
Nancy Slone ❤️

Dr. Jeff Crabtree
7 years ago

Sending the family love and prayers during this time of loss. The entire Harrellsville Baptist Church is lifting you up in prayer and may the power and presence of the Lord fill your lives now and always! Dr. Jeff Crabtree, D. Min. Pastor, Harrellsville Baptist Church