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 16, 2010
    Julia Sellers says:
    So very sorry to learn of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May God give you comfort during this tragic time.

  • September 16, 2010
    A good friend says:
    well where do i start i miss you so much. i miss all the times together over at mr. joes we had so much fun as little boys. we rode our four wheelers around moms garden and tore it all up lol.i wont never forget you and kenny taking me to skip school the first time. I was so scared when we came back lol. i will never understand why you had to be taken from us but you will always remain in my heart.Thanks for stepping up and helping my kids the few times you did.You may be gone but never forgotten. Chuck

  • September 18, 2010
    Mike, Sarah, & Will Hopkins says:
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  • September 19, 2010
    sherry west russell says:
    as a very good friend of michael's i want to say that he was truly a special person who was very tender hearted and wore his heart on his sleeve. He was a good person and will never be forgotten. when our family lost justin michael was there for me even though he was uncomfortable being around all the heartache and crying. he was my rock. I remember him hugging me and i broke down crying and before it was over with he was crying harder than me and i had to console him. me and him always joked about that. we shared some good memories we used to go in the river and just ride from one end to the other all day and just talk i will cherish our memories forever. jo i know you and bobby are facing the worst thing anyone can go thru and my heart breaks for yall. you were here for us during justin's death and we will be here for yall. i love you no matter what goes on we go a long way back and jo i loved your son and you know that. i am only a phone call away. i am truly sorry yall have to go thru this after seeing sheila and chads pain of losing a child i said i never wanted to see that look in the eyes of anyone i knew and unfortunately here we are. my prayers are with yall too.

  • September 19, 2010
    sherry west russell says:
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