Napoleon C. Johnson

March 3, 1941 ~ September 27, 2019 (age 78)


Napoleon C. Johnson departed this life on September 27, 2019.  Known affectionately as “Nate” by his peers, he was loved and adored by all.

Napoleon was devoted to education and worked in the Virginia Public School System for many years in the capacities of teaching, coaching and administration until his retirement.  His numerous accolades spanned from Ligon High School (North Carolina) to Florida A&M University (FAMU) to a Masters in Education from North Carolina Central University to advanced degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech). He was also deeply involved in civic activities, including but not limited to, being a Deacon of this church, a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and a life member of his beloved FAMU NAA; he was the ultimate rattler!

Public Viewing:  1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Friday, October 4, 2019 at Lea Funeral Home, 2500 Poole Road, Raleigh, NC.

Graveside Service:  11:00 AM, Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Carolina Biblical Gardens, 1530 Creech Road, Garner, NC.

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October 4, 2019

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lea Funeral Home Chapel
2500 Poole Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

Graveside Service
October 5, 2019

11:00 AM
Carolina Biblical Gardens (Creech Road, NC)

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