Celebration of life service for Mr. Johnny H. Flenoir, age 70, of Gadsden, Al. will be held at 2p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Shiloh Baptist Church with Pastor Elijah Fowler, Officiating. Interment will follow at Lincoln Hill Cemetery. A musical tribute and Family hour will be held from 5p.m. until 7p.m.on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Shiloh Baptist Church. A loving brother, uncle, kind neighbor, loyal friend, beautiful musician, and a Christian servant. He was the youngest child born to the union of the late Mr. Frank Flenoir,Sr. and Mrs. Luvada Alexander Flenoir in Gadsden, Alabama on April 21, 1949. He met Christ in the morning of his life and He guided him for a lifetime. His deeds of love and goodness attest this fact. Moreover, at an early age Johnny united with the Shiloh Baptist Church. This was the church where he rendered his musical talents and dedicated services. Johnny not only rendered services to Shiloh but to other churches in the community for more than half a century. He was educated in the Gadsden Public Schools. He was a 1967 graduate of Carver High School. Johnny was the first African American in Gadsden, Alabama to be appointed to the Gadsden Civil Service Board for 10 years by the late Governor George Wallace from 1978-1988. His many facets of endeavor spanned the spiritual, social, and fraternal areas of life accordingly. He served as Sunday School Musician, musician of the choirs, deacon, musical director, and several other positions within the church. Fraternally he was affiliated with Gethsemane Lodge #27 F. & A.M. Order of Eastern Star (O.E.S.), Mizpah O.E.S. grand musician, Grand Chapter for the Hearld's Jerocho - Grand Musicians State Offices, and affiliated with a host of other organizations. Johnny had a deep love for children and he dedicated his life working with children. He worked at the Norris Day Care Center, Attalla Elementary School, and J.W. Stewart Head Start Center from 1973-2019. He loved teaching the children beautiful songs and the joy that music could bring to others. Johnny was proceed in death by his parents Frank Flenoir Sr., Luvada Flenoir, brother Frank Flenoir Jr., sister, Mary Flenoir Prater Williams, cousins,friends, and several aunts and uncles. Making his earthly departure on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:40 A.M. at the Riverview Hospital in Gadsden, Alabama. Johnny left to cherish his memories that embraced his love for family, people, and most of all God; His loving sister Juanita Smith, Hempstead, N.Y. god daughter Caral Alicia McAlphine, Washington, D.C.; nieces, Renata Prater, Killeen , TX, Renita (Patrick) Jones, Opelika AL, Francine Flenoir Riley, Sabine Flenoir (Eliza) Lamay Jr. all from Las Vegas, Nevada, Shimel Smith, Terance Smith, James Bownes all from Hempstead, N.Y.; god mother Mrs. Ailene McElderry, Gadsden, Alabama; special friends Jan (Robert) Avery, Kim Avery Rollins, Bobby Avery, Denise Sims, Y.C. Crozier, and James Henderson all of Gadsden, AL. as well as a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and many, many dear friends, Shiloh Baptist Church Family, and J.W. Stewart Head Start Family.
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