Lewis Curtis "Tuna" Johnson

March 30, 1952 - November 24, 2023

Life Reflections for Lewis Curtis Johnson

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

Lewis Curtis Johnson; AKA, Buddy, L.C. Tuna entered eternal rest on Friday November 24, 2023 in Richmond Va. surrounded by family members. He was born on March 30, 1952 to the late James Lewis Johnson and the late Jean Childress Johnson in Charlottesville Va.

Tuna graduated from Lane High School and later attended Knoxville College in Tennessee. He was always a hard worker from his earlier years as a newspaper carrier. In his adult life, Buddy was employed by Gohanna’s Disposal service. He retired from CSX Railroad with thirty years of service.

Tuna was a fun loving, God gifted, humble and selfless person. He made a major and lasting impact to the Central Virginia communities. Buddy was blessed with a generous heart for people. He was a kind and loving man who loved helping others. Many benefitted from his spirit of giving, whether it was his Church, the sponsorship of back-to-school events, or donating to various clubs and organizations. He also gave a helping hand to many individuals and families in need.

Buddy loved his sports. Playing Basketball and riding his bicycle were among his favorite hobbies. His world was centered on Basketball and Football. The Kansas City Chiefs was his favorite Football Team. When they won the Super Bowl after fifty years, He wore their jersey and other memorabilia proudly.

Buddy also shared his wealth of knowledge with others about Historical Black Colleges and Universities. He enjoyed traveling to rural and urban places throughout the east coast and beyond.

One of Tuna’s most cherished connections was with the Charlottesville Bad Boys back in the day, also know as “The Wrecking Crew”. He was delighted in saying to those he encountered, “I tried to tell ya’ll Negros or People need to get with the program”.

L.C. loved life and enjoyed being around people. We will miss his smile and loving demeanor. He touched many hearts and lives.

His memories will be forever cherished by his faithful, loving and devoted sister and brother-in-law, Elaine C. and William A. “Bill” Carter of Mechanicsville Va.

He was also loved by several Motherly Aunts, Elizabeth “Liz” Taylor, the late Elnora “EL” Williams and Virginia “Pee Wee” Brown, and along with the families on and around Page St. in Charlottesville Va. and Baltimore Maryland. He is survived by a host of other relatives, friends and his CSX Railroad co-workers. May he rest in peace.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1.

Remains rest at McClenny Funeral Home, 600 Henry Ave. Charlottesville Va. where viewing will be held Friday December 8, 2023, 3:00PM – 6:00 PM. Funeral service will be held Saturday December 9,2023 @ 2:00 PM at Zion Union Baptist Church, 1015 Preston Ave. Charlottesville Va.

The Family can be reached at 9360 Pamunkey Crest Dr. Mechanicsville Va. 23111. 804-514-3784 or 804-513-0231.