Friday, November 11, 2016

In memory of Johnny Lee

David Jonathan "Johnny" Lee, Hoboken, Georgia, July 20, 1934 - November 1, 2016

I pay a brief tribute to our fallen friend and brother, Johnny Lee, who has met the day from which no discharge. He passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and one week ago his body was laid in the High Bluff Cemetery to await the resurrection. It is hard to believe he is gone.

Brother Johnny was a true gentleman, a fine Christian man and a Primitive Baptist elder. I knew him best as a Sacred Harp singer, a love we share. He was for several years the president of the Sacred Harp Book Company, and guided the book company and Sacred Harp community through the 2012 revision of the Cooper book -- the first cover-to-cover revision/reprinting since it was first issued in 1902. He took the reins of leadership from John Etheridge who passed before him and continued this work that many had long hoped for. Many other things could be said about Brother Johnny, but may this stand as a loving reminder of just one of the many good things God gave him to do.

You many read at the following link his Funeral Home Obituary.

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