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Johnson, Lindsay DuPratt

Johnson, Lindsay DuPratt

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Lindsay DuPratt "Sweetwater" Johnson, 70, of Charlottesville, Virginia, departed this life on the evening of Monday, March 27, 2017, at the University of Virginia Transitional Care Hospital. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on October 31, 1946, the son of the late Harry Lindsay Johnson and Yvonne Burks Johnson. He was the husband of Annie Keyes Johnson. DuPratt was a "native Charlottesvillian" he attended Jefferson Elementary School, Burley High School, and was a graduate of Lane High School. He was a skilled and talented basketball player and played on the varsity basketball team at Burley and Lane High Schools. He attended St. Paul's College where he was a member of the Basketball team, was a graduate of John Tyler Community College with a degree in Funeral Service Management, and a U.S. Army Veteran. DuPratt was a Licensed Mortician and Funeral Director by trade, and worked in his family's business for a number of years- the former Johnson Brothers Funeral Home. He worked in a number of professions and businesses, was an entrepreneur and operated the AnnPratt florist for a number of years, after closing his florist he began his career as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 18 years, you would often see him driving his mail truck or walking to deliver the mail with a smile, he was also a Bus Driver for the counties of Green and Albemarle, in addition he was an employee of Food Lion and delivered for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, part-time. DuPratt had a larger than life personality, always kept a smile, and his laughter was contagious. He was an avid sports participant and fan; and an AAU Youth Basketball Coach for a number of years. He was a devoted member of Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church and enjoyed singing on the choir. He was a family historian and he loved his family and cherished time spent with family and friends. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Annie Keyes Johnson;one son, Harry Lindsay DuPratt Johnson, IV of Charlottesville, Va;one daughter, Phillisco Smith Alexander of Waynesboro, Virginia;one special grandson and granddaughter, Harry Jonathan DuPratt Johnson, V. of Washington, D.C. and Sade Smith Brown-Jordan of Charlottesville, Va.;three other granddaughters,nine great grandchildren;one sister, Yvette Johnson Pleasants of Charlottesville, Va.;two aunts, Ida Johnson Lewis of Charlottesville, Va. and Frances Johnson Raines of South Hampton, New Jersey;one uncle, Joe O. Johnson and wife, Doris of Charlottesville, Va.;one niece, Keshia Pleasants of Richmond, Va.;one nephew, Jerome Pleasants Jr. of Charlottesville, Va., andnumerous cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Avenue, with Dr. Alvin Edwards officiating. Interment will be held at Culpeper National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, March 31, 2017,from 6until 7 p.m. at J. F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 Sixth St. N.W. J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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