Saturday, May 31, 2008

Reverend Ivan Johnson

The Reverend Ivan Johnson, an accomplished community leader and long-time Terrell resident, passed away last Saturday, May 24, 2008. A brief biography of the former Kaufman County commissioner and pastor can be found in this article from the Terrell Tribune.

The first photo above shows the police escort waiting outside the First Baptist Church of Terrell, where the funeral service was being held this morning. The next photo shows Terrell Mayor Hal Richards speaking at the wake for Rev. Johnson, which was held last night, Friday May 30, 2008.

This last photo below shows the outside of the church and the cars parked all around the block and up and down the streets… It’s a beautiful day outside, and a nice way to say ‘Goodbye, Thank You and God Bless’ to a distinguished and loved member of the community…
**Note: Thanks to Mr. Floyd C. for providing the photo of Mayor Hal Richards from Rev. Johnson's wake....

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