The late great Johnnie Tisdell, also known as “Sweets” and “Herbie” to many, gained his wings on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at his home in (Wahee) Marion, South Carolina.
Johnnie was born on December 5, 1923 in Dillon County to the late Florence and Bill (William) Tisdell. He grew up in the Mill Branch Baptist Church (Latta, SC). He later became a member of the St. John Baptist Church (Latta, SC). He attended school in Dillon County and moved on to serve in the United States Army.
Johnnie was preceded in death by his parents Florence and Bill Tisdell; three brothers: William, Leo, and Marvin Tisdell; five sisters: Annie Lou, Irene, Gedell, Retha Bell, and Mary Jane; two brothers-in-law: Joe and Robert Jackson, and four sisters-in-law: Margaret Drawhorn, Dorothy Pugh, Annie Bell Thompson, and Mary Lee Jackson.
Johnnie leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Jackson Tisdell. His memory will forever be cherished by his five children: James Douglas Tisdell, Johnnie (Glenda) Tisdell, Glendell (Johnny) Godbold, Janie T. Thomas and Fletcher (Diane) Tisdell; 13 grandchildren: James Godbold, Derrick Grant, Kioma Grant, Bradford Tisdell, Latrell (LaKenred) Thomas-Beaty, Mitchell Thomas, Yolanda Thomas, Adriene (Karmarius) Godbold-Page, Andril Godbold, Bryant Reid, and Monique Tisdell; bonus son Dennis Avant; bonus grandchildren Michael Godbold and Jordan Bell; two sisters-in-law: Josephine Hunter and Inez Eaddy; three brothers-in-law: Lee, James and Eugene Jackson; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grands, and a host of nieces, nephew, cousins, and friends whom he loved dearly.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the St. John Baptist Church Parking Lot in Latta SC. Tuesday, October 26 at 11:00 am. He will be laid to rest at Resthaven Cemetery, Latta, SC. Services will be live-streamed on the Jackson & McGill Facebook Page.
The family of Father Johnnie Tisdell in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state, and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Tisdell family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
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