December 27, 2020
Larry D. Johnson Sr., pastor of Sunny Eve Baptist Church, Anniston, died Nov. 29. He was 79.
Over the years, Johnson served as pastor of other churches in addition to Sunny Eve Baptist, including Fairview #1 Baptist, Ragland; Dailey Street Baptist, Piedmont; Webster’s Chapel Baptist, Wellington; Pleasant Ridge Baptist, Anniston; New Bethel Baptist, Jacksonville; Hatcher Avenue Baptist, Jacksonville; and New Bethel Baptist, Collinsville.
He also served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Anniston Army Depot.
Over the years, he studied at Snead State Community College and Covington Theological Seminary, eventually earning his doctorate.
Johnson is survived by his wife, Guylene; daughter, Sabra; sons, Larry Jr. and Michael; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.