POLKTON – Mr. Phillip Marvin Johnson, 41, passed away peacefully at his home following a courageous and valiant battle with cancer. He was a strong man and fought to live for his family.
There will be a service to celebrate his life at 2:00pm Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church on the front lawn. The family requests those attending dress casual and comfortable as that would please Phillip.
Family and friends may pay their respects, as Phillip will lie in repose at Leavitt Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 1:00pm until 6:00pm and Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.
The family is also gathering at the home of his mother.
Phillip was born July 5, 1978 in Richmond County, NC and was the son of Joyce Nance Johnson and the late Teddy Marvin Johnson. He was a 1996 graduate of Anson High School, employed with Jeff Burr Grading and a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Tracie Ratliff Johnson; their children, Matthew, Maddison and Kaiden; his mother, Joyce Johnson of Polkton; his sister, Lorrie Johnson Harrell (Ron) of Polkton; his nephews, Jeremy Funderburke(Stephanie) and Jamie Funderburke (Katie) both of Polkton; his great-nieces, Peyton, Madalyn, Bayla and Bonnie; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wesley and Cindy Ratliff of Wadesboro; and his sister-in-law, Jennifer Deges (Jeremy) of Wadesboro.
Phillip shared a very close relationship with his aunts and uncles from both the Johnson and Nance families and all his cousins and their families. They were all very special to him.
To say he was a gifted man would be an understatement. He learned carpentry and construction by working along side his father after he graduated from high school. He had way with his hands and was always more than willing to do anything for his family and friends. In the words of his family, “Phillip could build anything” and he did not mind doing that for those he loved and cared about. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Phillip will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother and uncle, as well as a dear family member and friend to countless others.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mineral Springs Baptist Church or to Hospice of Union County.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com