Wendel Johnson

February 13, 1958 – May 4, 2020

Celebration of Life for

Wendel L. Johnson


“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also hat love his appearing.”                                                                                                                                                 II Timothy 4:7-8


Wendel Leroy Johnson, a loving and doting father and son, departed this life on Monday, May 4, 2020 in Houston, Texas. He was the only son born to the union of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie and Elneita Douglas Johnson, an educator, on February 13, 1958 at Schumpert Memorial Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Wendel confessed Christ at an early age with New Boggy Baptist Church in Waskom, Texas. He graduated from Huntington High School (1976) in Shreveport, Louisiana as well as attending Louisiana Tech University. In 1983, he moved to Houston, Texas and joined the Windsor Village Methodist Church family, he later united with Kainos Community Church and before his passing he was a member of Lakewood Church. In November, 2019, Wendel retired from KPRC NBC-affiliate Channel 2 news in Houston, TX after nearly 35 years of dedicated service as a photojournalist and editor.

He leaves to cherish his joyful and funny memories: mother of his children and former wife, Abegail Renee’ Dixon Johnson of Shreveport, LA; son, Cory Johnson of Cypress, Texas (Candice Johnson); daughter Jawaun Downs of Monroe, LA (Shanderic Downs); six grandchildren, Madison Johnson, Morgan Johnson, Mason Johnson, London Downs, Lauren Downs and Trinady Downs; a host of other relatives and friends.

Should family or friends desire, contributions may be sent to paypal.me/wendeljohnson58.

Memorial Service:

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM

McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home, 4918 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houston, Texas 77021

11 entries.
The Bearyman family The Bearyman family from Deberry wrote on May 16, 2020 at 1:58 am
Our friend Wendel will be truly missed! We're praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace now and always 🙏
Diana Freeney Diana Freeney from Gary wrote on May 15, 2020 at 3:47 pm
Sending Hugs and Prayer to comfort the family during this most difficult time. Hold on to the loving memories that was shared . The Lord has prepared a place.
Eugene Smith Eugene Smith from Sugar Land wrote on May 13, 2020 at 9:39 pm
I'll miss our conversations about "old school" cars...and your always upbeat attitude. Farewell.
Robert Robert from Houston wrote on May 12, 2020 at 10:10 pm
It was a blast working with you my friend, until we meet again "Mr Wendel""
Michael Smith Michael Smith from Lewisville wrote on May 10, 2020 at 3:28 pm
There are really no words. My childhood bud and sometimes-wanna-be guidance counselor, through your way with humor, you really were a solid friend. Even though we lost touch in later life, I'm keenly aware of the void you leave here, and I will look to see you on the other side. Until then, peace dear Brother.
Diane Watkins Atkins Diane Watkins Atkins from Keithville wrote on May 10, 2020 at 1:02 am
I am praying for the comfort of Bro. Wendel Johnson’s family. I have known him since elementary school. God’s blessings ❤️🙏🏾❤️
J. Scott Jackson J. Scott Jackson from Keithville, La. wrote on May 10, 2020 at 12:19 am
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I will see you on the other side. Your cousin Scott
Britannia Jones Britannia Jones from Bossier City wrote on May 9, 2020 at 2:45 pm
God has called another one of his angels home. Let the church say AMEN. Prayers to the family and support from a far. We are only a call away. Love, The Jones Family
Josie Perkins Williams Josie Perkins Williams from Waskom wrote on May 9, 2020 at 2:43 am
Dearest Cory & Juwanda-The Perkins family sends our condolences. Your granny loved her son, and you guys were her proud &joy which always kept a smile on your father's face. Cousin Essie Perkins loves you!
John Treadgold John Treadgold from Houston wrote on May 8, 2020 at 6:42 pm
A great friend and work cohort gone way too soon. I already miss you
Chandra Maze Chandra Maze from Monroe wrote on May 8, 2020 at 5:19 pm
Condolences to the family. Praying for you LS