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Leighla Anneliese Bryant

I may not know you but I still know all the good times my gigi shared with me about you just some weeks before this sad story we where talking about you in a good way I don't know if you know me but I love you rip intill we meet again.

Deidre A. Johnson

I will miss you uncle Mike! I'm praying for my family! I love you auntie Saundra and family very much!😘RIP Uncle Until Meet Again

Shirley Johnson Kirkland

Mama gave birth to you, but you were always “my baby”. Rest until we meet again! Love you more …

Gloria Burks Cummings

Missing you my baby brother💔💔 your big sister Jean

Gloria Burks Cummings

I wasn’t ready to say goodbye Those we love Don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday unseen, unheard, but always near.Still loved Still missed and forever dear. My heart still aches in sadness. My silent tears still flow, for what it meant to lose you no one will ever know.🙏🏽🕊❤️

Patty (Washington) Dyer

Michael sat in the desk behind me in the second grade. He was the smartest little boy in the class. Michael also was a great basketball player in high school. I enjoyed cheering for my classmate when he played. I have not seen or heard from Michael since we graduated in May 1978, but he will always be one of my favorite classmates. My sincere condolences to his family. Dollarway High School, Class of 1978. Go Cardinals!

Bobby Martone

Rest easy, to the "ORIGINAL BIG MIKE"...Carpools were always a blast, and the years passed by quickly because you made it more fun. Prayers and blessing to Saundra, and your family...Love, Vito

Sabrina Graham

Dear Saundra I’ll never forget the special times we spent together. Mike meant so much to Sydney this would’ve broken his heart all over. Please accept my most Sincerest Condolences I Know how much this hurts.

Pamela Bond

Although Mike was going through a life threatening illness, I always heard laughter coming from their house when Saundra was helping him get to the car. Amazing, warm and wonderful family. I'll never forget Mike. He could find humor in the best and worst of times. He was a great hugger, just like Saundra!

DEBORAH SIMS BROOKS

R.I.P. BIG MIKE.....We may not understand everything on the human side, but on the spiritual side we will talk to God. Rest Easy my brother, wear your crown. To our family and friends, please remain strong and continue to pray for peace.

Rob Mahool

Mike was always the "Loudest and Proudest" Air Traffic Controller" at Jacksonville Center. I never understood why he would get so upset with management and his coworkers for not doing their job. He expected the best from himself and the people he worked with. When I was told he was a Marine, I finally understood. It takes a special person to become a Marine and they serve to a higher standard. Once a Marine, Always a Marine. SEMPER FI, MIKE

Lynn Powers

Mike was my backup trainer when I first arrived @ Jacksonville Center. He had a great sense of humor & helped me adapt to life as a controller. He was pivotal in making my move from one area to another, which was hard to to back in the day. I will forever grateful for his efforts on my behalf. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Pearlene Davis

Will always miss Michael, Love you Lil brother 🙂🙏🏾

Robert Reddington

I fondly remember you letting me give my first ATC clearance, though no where near legal! You always took care of your fellow coworkers! RIP Mike

Albert and Darlene Hooker

Mike we will always cherish all the memories our family had with you in Mississippi and Florida. You were always here when my Dad and grandparents passed and I will always cherish those moments. Love The Buies and Hooker Family❤️❤️

Sha Newton

Praying for you and the family! I will never forget visiting Florida as a child and all the amazing times I shared with uncle Michael. I will never forget the first time I went to Chuck E Cheese was with him! RIP.

Victor Jennings

I remember our card games in the break room and with the loudest most ferocious voice you can hear from a parking lot he would scream PLAY LOL RIP Big Dawg we'll miss you 😔

Douglas C. Pearson Sr.

It is with fond memories that I recall Mike and our professional relationship. I enjoyed working with Mike and engaging in dialogue that always produced a more professional environment for our work place and industry. Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this fine man, who was taken from us far too early. - Doug Pearson, President, Retried Air Traffic Controllers Association

Michael Ronald Johnson

2022-07-21

Michael Ronald Johnson, 62 of Yulee Florida, passed away on July 21 in his home.
Michael was born on December 28, 1959 in Pine Bluff Arkansas to Lillie Mae Vernon. He graduated from Dollarway High School in 1978 with honors. After graduating, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served as an Air Traffic Controller for 3 years before being honorably discharged.
After accelerating through his training in Oklahoma City OK, he transferred to Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center in Hilliard, FL and began working for the Federal Aviation Administration in February of 1984. While at Jacksonville Center, Mike met and married his wife Saundra Luke on March 12, 2009. He became a Union South Area Representative and aided many of his peers throughout his 31-year career at Jacksonville Center before he retired on December 31, 2015.
Michael Johnson was an amazing chef and an avid football and basketball fan. He often enjoyed good food and spending time with his family and close friends. His ability to set up a joke was unmatched, and he had a laugh that was contagious. He advised anyone willing to listen and was always willing to share his wisdom and expertise. He had an enormous heart and a boundless capacity for charity. His wife and children remember him as a loving, witty, engaging, supportive, reliable, and dedicated father who gave incredible advice and encouragement, and the most comforting hugs.
Michael leaves behind his spouse of 13 years, Saundra Johnson of Yulee FL; a son Mark Coney of Daytona; daughters Camille Waqetia (Ratu) of Gainesville, Antoinette Johnson of Jacksonville, and Janiece McCurdy of Orange Park; his mother Lillie Mae Vernon of Pine Bluff AR; brothers Ale Johnson (Brenda) of Pine Bluff AR, Fred Johnson of Pine Bluff, Roscoe Johnson of Detroit MI; sisters Gloria Cummings of Dorcester MS, Shirley Kirkland (Carl) of Little Rock AR, and Dr. Ronnie Johnson of Pine Bluff; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be at 2pm on August 6 in the Burgess Chapel at the Oxley-Heard Funeral home in Fernandina Beach FL.

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