Michael Eric Johnston

May 15, 1982 - September 11, 2010
Michael Eric Johnston

Michael Eric Johnston

Michael Eric Johnston of Leland, NC, died Saturday, September 11, 2010.

He was born in Wilmington, NC, on May 15, 1982, the son of Bobby and Jo Ann (Foy) Johnston and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Mary Foy.

A graduate of North Brunswick High School, he played for the Scorpions baseball team for four years. Michael had planned to attend the Basic Law Enforcement Course at Brunswick Community College in October and currently was employed with the Brunswick County Department of Water and Sewer. He also enjoyed boating and fishing.

Surviving besides his parents are: a sister Kim Johnston of Leland, grandmother, Sallie Johnston and husband Frank Orell of Leland, two uncles, Larry Vaughn and wife Charlene of Leland and Carl A. Johnston and wife Debbie of Rocky Point, two aunts, Sandy Moore of Leland and Debbie Meshaw of Leland, also several cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at First Baptist Church of Leland with the Rev. Dwight Jenkins. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Long, Michael Reeves, Kenny Phillips, Jerry Klutz, Brandon Moore, Wesley Tucker, and Jeffrey Fowler.

The family will receive friends from 6 pm – 8 pm Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at Village Road Memorial Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC.

A service of Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland, NC.


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  • September 14, 2010
    Shannon Boney Reynolds says:
    Mr Bobby & Mrs Jo Ann, I can not begin to imagine the pain you are feeling but I can offer my listening ear, a shoulder to cry on & plenty of prayer for strength...Kim, unfortunately I can relate to what you are feeling sweetheart & it is a long hard road but there will be moments when you just KNOW he is with you. Please don't hesitate to call me...we can go to lunch or just sit in silence...what ever helps. I wish I could just wipe away all the pain you are all feeling right now. Please hold tight to the many precious memories you have of this amazing angel that heaven has now gained. Willie sure will miss riding jet skis w/him! Speak of him often & keep the memory alive! May Heavenly Father help to give you peace <3 Shannon

  • September 14, 2010
    The Burton Family says:
    There is no bond greater than one shared between a parent and a child. We can not even begin to imagine what your family is going through right now, but our thoughts and prayers are with you during this heart breaking time. We did not know Michael very well, but others have spoken highly of him and we know that he was a wonderful person and will truly be missed by all. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

  • September 14, 2010
    Elgie&Marie Jones says:
    Our prayers are for you during your times of sorrow We love you Sallie and family. We are here to help you as christan family

  • September 14, 2010
    Nancy Nipper says:
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Your're in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy Nipper

  • September 14, 2010
    Gloria Beatty says:
    MY thoughts and prayers are with the family. Cherish each and every memory of a beautiful life.