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May 25, 1942 – March 11, 2021
Major Morris “Chatt” Johnson (ret. U.S. Air Force) of Duluth, Georgia and formerly of Shalimar, Florida slipped easily from earth into heaven on the evening of March 11th. His immediate family was privileged to be with him as he victoriously crossed the finish line of his 19-month journey with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Chatt is beloved and survived by his wife, Carol, of 56 years; daughters, Marnie Meek (Randy) and Ashley Johnson; grandchildren, Turner, Brendon and Sheridan Meek and McCay and Riley Johnson; sister, Ginny Mickish; and brother, Ken Johnson (Jill).
A veteran of Vietnam and 20 years of honorable service to his country, Chatt began a second career as a systems engineer with government defense contractors. In 2012 he retired to become a full time, stay- at- home foster daddy. He and Carol were blessed to be able to love and nurture fifty- five infants over the course of forty rewarding years.
A private graveside service will be held at a future date. From their hearts, Chatt’s family wishes to express their gratitude for all the kindness, thoughts and prayers that helped ease the challenge of living with cancer.
Memorial gifts may be made to either Shalimar United Methodist Church, PO Box 795, Shalimar, FL 32579 or Duluth First United Methodist Church, PO Box 699, Duluth, GA 30096.
The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 3570 Buford Hwy #202, Duluth, GA 30096 (678) 584-0914 www.GeorgiaCremation.com
Lauren Bischof says
Catrina Paul says
We are so extremely saddened for the loss of one of God’s Saints in this world!
Chatt “Papa J”, will be deeply missed, but his memory will live on forever in our lives!
Our daughter, Danielle is just one of Chatt and Carol’s foster children. She was with them for four months of the first of her life!
And then became one of their grandchildren!!
The love that this couple gave all their foster children, actually started these babies with a wonderful start to what love really does in their hearts!
My husband and I were absolutely blessed to have had this beautiful couple in our own lives!
May your family feel the presence of our Heavenly Father surrounding you all with love and comfort with all the peace that only He can give us all!
With Love to you all,
Danielle, Daniel, and Catrina Paul
Fred Alles says
Chatt will be missed but I will be looking for him in heaven. A lot of great memories of Chatt at Greeley High School and the four years in college at now what is called University of Northern Colorado. We spent many nights studying our physics and math and getting our Commission in the Air Force in 1964. Will be praying for Carol every day.
Linda Peters says
We give thanks for Chatt and his life of service and industry and faith and love. I will remember Chatt and Carol coming to church, typically carrying an infant wrapped in a delicate, crocheted baby blanket, calm and smiling. All those little ones over forty years–nurtured and protected and provided for–what an honorable legacy Chatt and Carol are leaving. May God bless you all and fill you with comfort and peace.
Kim Margold says
I miss seeing Chatt and Carol with all those babies at our church Fellowship Dinners. In heaven they are celebrating all the lives that he has guided and I look forward to that celebration one day! What a great man!
Deborah Crews says
Carol, i just now learned of Chatts’ passing. This makes me so very sad. I didn’t know of his fight with cancer either. He was such a dear and good man and a joy to work with. I was in awe of both of you for all the fostering you did. You could really tell when he talked about all the babies that he was so proud of you and loved being a part of it. He’s reaping his rewards now Carol, and I sure hope to see him again one day. Am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!!