David Lee Johnson

October 24, 1959 ~ December 5, 2022 (age 63) 63 Years Old

David Johnson Obituary

“I am just dust. Dust ain’t got no business arguing with eternity, because dust is wrapped up in time.  If time won’t argue with eternity, what right does dust.  You’ll never understand GOD.  He is incomprehensible.”

David Lee Johnson (Heavy D) was born on October 24, 1959 to the late Clarence Johnson and Mandy Lee Johnson.  He was raised in Buckingham County and lived all of his adult life in Appomattox, VA.  He was baptized at an early age.  David attended Appomattox County High School, and had worked for Thompson Trucking Company for a number of years.

David was a “free spirit” and lived life on his own terms.  His brothers said that David reminded them of a white gazelle on a horseback riding free.  Every time you saw him, he was always smiling, even in the midst of his health issues.  His love was overflowing and his feelings were shared.

To live forever in these present bodies of ours is a curse.  But to live forever in new bodies, free from sickness and pain, in the presence of God is a blessing.  We have hope and acknowledge that there is life beyond the grave.  David’s last breath on earth was followed by his first breath in Heaven, because God promised it in His Word.

David leaves to celebrate his legacy, two brothers:  Clarence Johnson, Jr., of Appomattox, VA, Hampton Johnson of Greensboro, NC.  Three sons, David Curtis Johnson of Appomattox, VA, Jimmy Lee Johnson (Allie) of Charlottesville, VA, and Joshua David Johnson of Appomattox, VA., several grandchildren, other relatives and friends.   David loved his sons and family unconditionally.  He is free now, has completed the Circle of Life, and not only is he “somewhere over the rainbow”, he has finally made it to the mountain top.  And we thank God for allowing us to be a part of his journey.

A funeral service for Mr. Johnson will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11 a.m. at Springfield Baptist Church, 6074 Watt Abbitt Rd., Appomattox, VA  24522.  His body will lie in repose one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Public viewing will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022, 12 noon until 5 p.m. at the Bruce & Stiff Funeral Home.


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Open Viewing
December 9, 2022

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bruce & Stiff Funeral Home, Ltd.
1121 Old Courthouse Rd.
Appomattox, VA 24522

Funeral Service
December 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Springfield Baptist Church
6074 Watt Abbitt Rd.
Appomattox, VA 24522


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