Johnny Edward Weaver Jr.
Published 11:05 am Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Johnny Edward Weaver Jr. was born Monday September 4, 1978 on Labor Day, to Emma Stokes Weaver and Johnny Edward Weaver, Sr. in Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax County, Virginia.
Johnny loved going to church, Sunday school, and Bible study, learning about the Bible. Johnny was baptized and joined the Cartersville, Baptist Church in Reston, Virginia. At an early age of nine under Reverend William Dyson Pastor of Cartersville, Church. Johnny joined the young people usher board of Cartersville Baptist at the age of 9. Johnny didn’t want to miss a Sunday from going to church, Sunday school or Bible study night. For Sunday school union, Johnny wrote his 1st essay and presented his essay to the Sunday school union with other contestants he won 1st place, for 1st place he won a trophy, his 1st trophy of many more to come.
Johnny started receiving his education in preschool at age 3 in Fairfax County public school then at age 5, Johnny went on to the school for the gifted and talented, which helped him to advance academically. Johnny and his mother moved back to Lunenburg County where Johnny entered Lunenburg County public school in Victoria, Virginia, after Johnny and his mother Emma Weaver left Fairfax County area, Johnny searched for another church family similar to the one he left at Cartersville Baptist. Finally he found and joined New Deliverance Church, Richmond, Virginia under Bishop Glenn, he attended faithfully until his health no longer allowed him to attend.
Johnny graduated from elementary school, middle school and High School with honors. In High school Johnny was tapped to be accepted and inducted into the central High School Honor Society. All his family was and is so very proud of him. In high school Johnny did well also academically in sports as in middle school. He played Baseball; he played in the school concert band. Johnny was in the marching band in middle School and High School.
He was on the track team, on the Ace team. In 1996 Johnny was voted to be the Central High drum major for the year. Johnny did very well as Drum Major and enjoyed all the hard work involved. Johnny studied Karate, self-defense and self-control he was great. He did and studied public speaking in Middle and High School. He loved to cook so much he took a couple of cooking classes in College. He like to draw, he drew a variety of different styles of picture. Johnny took extra credit courses at Alberta campus and at St. Paul College while attending High School.
Johnny worked as a Counselor, 2 summers in the upward Bound program at St. Paul College, Lawrenceville, VA. Upon Johnny’s graduation high school he received a 4 year academic scholarship to College which he accepted and attended Virginia State University Petersburg, Virginia, while in College he joined the fraternity Omega Psi Phe. Johnny expressed College as being a big challenge and an even greater experience in life. Johnny majored in computer science. After college Johnny worked different jobs then decided that he wanted to be involved with Law, maybe eventually a Lawyer, he started to work at Rowan and Brook’s law firm for a while then onto Brown & Green law firm where he was employed as a paralegal with intent to move up the ladder to become a lawyer studying at ECPI of Richmond, VA when he on October 4, 2002 Johnny was involved in a life changing car accident. Thanks to Brown/Green law firm & staff for their support then and all through the years, since 10-04-2002 Johnny has been struggling to hold on to his life. So many health obstacles. Johnny has dealt with and tried to overcome. Johnny fought and held on as long as he could he believes strongly and faithfully in God and prayers. Another soldier gone to get a great reward. Johnny fought the good fight he, He kept the faith, and now he has gone. But someday we hope to meet again.
Johnny Edward Weaver Jr., leaves to mourn a mother, Emma S. Weaver of Victoria, Virginia, a daughter, Semoni Jurnee Weaver, Midlothian, Virginia, a friend Moncia S. Cabell of Midlothian, Virginia, aunts, Barbara Stokes, California and Rachel Brydie, 1 brother Norman Eugene Weaver, Alexander, Virginia, 2 sisters, Pamela Copeland, Tappahannock, Virginia;, Deborah Copeland, other aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, Church family, nursing Home staff, Hospital staff, Community and friends, Omega Shi Phi Fraternity Brothers.
Johnny Edward Weaver, Jr. departed from this life on Thursday February 21, 2019 at his home 767 Burkeville Road Victoria, Virginia.
Johnny is preceded in life by his father, Johnny Edward Weaver, Sr., a son Christian Edward Weaver, grandparents, Emma Craig Stokes, Samuel Richard Stokes, Mable Weaver, Alvin Weaver, grandmother and grandfather, Lucy Stokes, aunts, Helen Chaffin, Columbus Chaffins, Lorraine Stokes, Frances Williams Wade T. Williams; uncles/aunts James R. Stokes, Mary Stokes, Joseph H. Stokes, Theresa Stokes, Rena Stokes, Wendell Brydie.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 27, 11 a.m. at S.P. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, with interment in the Falls Road Cemetery, Kenbridge.
S.P. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel served the family.