Malcolm Dwayne Johnson, Sr., 58, departed his earthly home on the morning of March 25, 2021. Malcolm, affectionally known as “Mike”, was the third child born to George and Doris Johnson in Edenton, NC on February 16, 1963.
As a youth, Malcolm was baptized at First Baptist Church of Tappahannock, VA where he also served in the youth choir. He was educated in the Tappahannock public school system and graduated from Essex High School. Malcolm was an avid athlete and member of the school’s varsity football, baseball and basketball teams. He also played saxophone for the band.
After graduation, Malcolm continued his education at Norfolk State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation in 1985. He became employed with the City of Chesapeake Athletics Department and eventually climbed the ladder to become the Recreation Coordinator. During this time, Malcolm touched the lives of many adolescent youth and young adults sharing his wisdom, time, effort, and energy into each program. Malcolm also was employed with the Jackson Hewitt tax services for several years.
After receiving his first kidney transplant, Malcolm was awarded the National Kidney Foundation Service Award. He also received various recognitions, awards and honors from the City of Chesapeake. His most precious and prized recognition was being the greatest example of what a father, husband and provider should be to those who knew him best.
Although Malcolm suffered several ailments throughout his lifetime, he never complained. When he was in pain, he would smile and make others laugh with his jokes. Malcolm was the epitome of “Keep Pressing Forward”.
Malcolm was predeceased by his grandparents, Charles and Alice Nixon and William and Katherine Hunter.
Left to cherish his precious memories are his wife of 34 years, Debora; children, Tainesha, Malcolm Jr. (Shayla), Brian; grandchildren, Caiden Johnson, DaShawn Alston, Leilani Hall; parents, George and Doris Johnson; siblings, George S. Johnson (Mary), Ellen Harrison (Chris), Yolonda Mosley (Anthony); his Essex High School class of 1981; friends, Walter “Arnie” Holmes, Elmer Smith, Robert Braxton, Frankie Bowens, Michael Banks, the City of Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
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