Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Billy Keith Johnson

Billy Keith Johnson, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, July 27, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Interment will follow in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.
Billy Keith was born November 29, 1943, in Winston County, Mississippi, to Herbert and Cynthia Holman Johnson. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, and farming. He was known for growing large patches of peas, butterbeans, and sugar cane. Billy Keith drove at the fastest 20 mph and always had time to stop and visit with others, telling his tall tales.

Billy Keith is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sandra Johnson; and his children: Joe Johnson and wife, Tanya, all of Louisville; Susan Bane of Pensacola, Florida; and John Bane also of Louisville. One of his greatest joys was being “Paw” to his four grandchildren: Wil Bane, Jarrett Bane, Morgan Trosper, and Sarah Trosper. Also left to mourn his passing is his sister, Betty McMillan of Grenada, Mississippi; and his brother, Randall Johnson and wife, Kathy, of Noxapater, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Damon Fulcher, Rodney Fulton, Roger Garrard, Tim Parker, Chris Wells and David Wells. Honorary pallbearers are John Clark, Charles Henry Stokes, Arnie Strait, Shorty Wells, and the Harmony Adult Men’s Sunday School class. Memorial contributions in honor of Billy Keith may be given to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o David Holder, 359 Palmer Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at