John D. Johnson

John David Johnson, age 62, of Elizabeth City, NC died on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.  He was born in Norfolk, VA on September 28, 1959 to the late Warren Clinton Johnson and Rosa Lee Hunter.

He is survived by his Partner, Beulah “Suki” Lassiter, and her family; a daughter, Leslie Gilbert; a grandson, Tyler Gilbert; nephews Jeff and Josh Johnson; and many other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Jeffrey Lee Johnson and William Clinton Johnson; and Rosa’s husband, Emory Leigh Hunter.

John will be missed and remembered with one of his favorite sayings, “you can mess with the rest, but don’t mess with the best!”

Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is assisting the Johnson family.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at  To plant a tree in memory of Mr. Johnson, please visit

“A note to my love “

John and I met at a birthday party in July of 1993. We lived together till he could no longer fight on May 5th 2022. All of my family and friends loved him. John, we are all going to miss you. Remember that I will always love you!  – Suki