Funeral services for Gilbert Lee Johnson Sr. will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, August 15 at the P.L.M.&D District Center.

Funeral services for Gilbert Lee Johnson Sr. will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, August 15 at the P.L.M.&D District Center. Rev. Derrick Hughes will officiate.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, August 14 at Brown's Home for Funerals. Burial will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 18 in Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery in North Little Rock.

On November 15, 1957, Gilbert Lee Johnson was born to the late Ernestine Givens and Robert Johnson in Helena.  His stepfather, Dewhitt Givens Sr., raised Gilbert.

He accepted Christ at an early age at Bethlehem M.B. Church on Highway 20 at Helena. He remained a faithful member. He joined the U.S. Army and served his country from 1977-1981.

Gilbert was a quiet and humble man. He loved to fish and was a very positive role model to his family and friends.

Gilbert married Sherry Mitchell in March 2009. They had 10 children.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife, Sherry; four children, Tamara Johnson of Little Rock, Marcus (Catherine) Johnson, Cedric Johnson and Gilbert Johnson Jr., all of Memphis, Tennessee; 10 stepchildren, Flora, Gloria, Sheila, Charlotte, Walter Jr., Brian, Stephanie, Jonathan, Justin and Tyrell; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nine sisters and two brothers, Fannie Johnson, Hattie Spencer, King Boyd, Carlis Givens, all of Helena, Dewhitt Givens Jr., of Lexa, Sharon Givens-White of Little Rock, Brenda Kay Johnson, Linda Faye Johnson and Anita Johnson all of West Memphis; an aunt, Corine Borum of Helena; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook at:www.brownshomeforfuneralsinc.com.