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Sidney (Jr.) Johnson

June 22, 1959 ~ March 28, 2020 (age 60)

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God reminds his people about life after death in John 5:24 using these words.  "Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life." This scripture explains the meaning of eternal life because if we believe in God, he says that the Lord will radically changes everything when we die.  

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.  Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 Sidney (Brant) Johnson, Jr., was born June 22, 1959, to Dr. Merdis Johnson and the late Sidney Johnson, Sr., in Brooklyn, New York.

Sidney was affectionately known as “Brant” by his loving family and friends. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he was educated in the public school system. He later earned his high school diploma in South Carolina. He was a long time member of the Life and Time Pentecostal Church in Brooklyn, New York. He, later in life, became a member and deacon of Emmanuel Pentecostal Church of Love, under the leadership of his mother and Pastor Dr. Merdis Johnson. Sidney served well as a brother and deacon of the church. Sidney was faithful to the work of the Lord. He was employed by Meridian Properties in Brooklyn, New York. After a short period of illness, Sidney departed this life on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, in Brooklyn, New York.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sidney Johnson, Sr., and brothers, Minister Roy Lee and Andre Johnson.

Sidney leaves to cherish fond memories that will forever be in our hearts: his mother, Dr. Merdis Johnson of Pineland, South Carolina; one son, Mathew (Ysatis) Pretlow of New York; two grandchildren; six sisters, Deloris Cuylear, Cheryl Eliano, and Gayle Robinson, all of Killeen, Texas, Tamika and Nedina Johnson, both of South Carolina, and Taisha Johnson of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; three brothers, Ronald Cuylear and Kiah Johnson, both of New York City,  and Otto (Darnell) Cuylear of Killeen,Texas; two brothers-in-law, Perry Eliano of Killeen, Texas, and Darryl Herdon of Brooklyn, New York;  one sister-in-law, Rebecca Cuylear of New Mexico; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends

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 Service Program


April 24, 2020

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Martin's Funeral Home, LLC
161 Clark Avenue
Estill, SC 29918

Graveside Service
April 25, 2020

12:00 PM
First Thankful Baptist Church
2591 Steepbottom Road
Estill, South Carolina 29918

April 25, 2020

1:00 PM
Lawton Cemetery
Plantation Road
Pineland, SC 29934

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