Elder Willie C. Johnson, 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Chattanooga. He served as assistant pastor at New Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae Johnson; parents, Charlie and Rebecca Johnson; and three children. Survivors include seven children; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces and friends. Funeral services will be held on 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at New Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1001 N. Moore Road with Pastors James L. Foster Jr., Clesslie "Jo Jo" Foster officiating and Rev. John Thornton, eulogist. Interment in Highland Cemetery. The body will lie in state after noon today and the family will receive friends from 78 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.