Johnnie Coleman Meeks, Jr

Born: Sat., Jan. 3, 1948
Died: Tue., May 29, 2012

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Johnnie Coleman Meeks, Jr., age 64, of Greensboro, GA, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at his residence. Johnnie was born on January 3, 1948 in Madison, GA to the late Johnnie Coleman Meeks, Sr. and Mamie Smith Meeks. He attended Greene County High School and was drafted in the United States Army during the twelfth grade. While in the Army he served in Vietnam and also got his GED. After Vietnam he continued his military service in the Army National Guard. On December 16, 1973 he married the former Barbara Ann Bryan of Greensboro. He worked as a jailer for the Greene County Sheriff''s Office and continued to work in law enforcement for the Union Point and Siloam Police Departments. He was also a dispatcher for Greene County and a security guard for a number of places. His latest job was working for the Greene County Recycling Center. At one time he was a volunteer for the Greensboro Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Bryan Meeks of Greensboro, GA; daughter, Donna Lynn Thomas and husband Andrew of Greensboro, GA; son, James Coleman Meeks of Greensboro, GA; sisters, Patricia Ann Meeks Nation of Greensboro, GA and Mary Ruth Meeks Brown of Union Point, GA; a number of other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held, Friday, June 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel, Greensboro, GA with Rev. Robert Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are Allen Bryan, Lonnie Brown, Derrick Nation, Lindsey Nation, Randy Purdy, Rusty Taylor and Roger West. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday night at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Sandra Jordan
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
So sorry for your loss.Love and sympathy for the family. Sandra7

dianne finch mckinley
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
so sorry for your loss

Melanie Bryan Bufford
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
We were shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days and months ahead. Melanie and Buddy Bufford

Jim and Joan Carpenter
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
To the family,we are so sorry for your loss.Johnnie served his county well and you should all be proud of his contribution to his community and country.

Linda Yearwood Barrington
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
May God wrap his arms around you & give you comfort at this time. Sincerely, Linda Yearwood Barrington

Carlene Noggle
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Ann,Donna, Andrew,Jimmy,Mary Ruth, and Trissie, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been and will continue to lift you all up in prayer. May our Heavenly Father comfort and bless you all. love, Carlene and family

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you during this difficult time.

Lester Bryan
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Sorry to hear about Johnnie. He will be missed. Thinking of all his family and sending love and condolences. Pat and Lester Bryan

Cathy & Greg Murphy
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Rosalyn Thomas Dixon
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
So sorry to hear about Johnnie. My prayers and sympathies are with the Family. He will be greatly missed. Rosalyn Thomas Dixon

Paige Arwood-Hubbard
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Johnnie. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will give you comfort during this difficult time. God bless and be with you all.

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
You are in our thoughts and prayers Brenda Lindsey and Family

Thomas Vandiver
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
In deepest sympathy. I thought a lot of Johnny. He was a good man and will be missed. Thomas Vandiver

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Dear Donna and family, May God bless all of you at this time. Mrs. Betty Jo Evans

Don and Linda Monteith
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
May God hold you in his arms and heal the sorrow that you all are feeling. Our deepest sympathy and warmest thoughts are with you now.

Tami Mize
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Never once saw Johnny in 40 years that he wasn't in a good mood and acted like he was glad to see you!He was always so sweet to me and he will be missed, So sorry for your loss

Brenda lIndsey
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
You are in our prayers Sophie Drane

Greg Evans
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I am very sorry head about Jimmie. My prayers be with the Meeks family.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about Johnny's passing. He was a good man and will be greatly missed by all. Johnny always had a smile to share and kind words for all. May God bless each of you in the days to come.

CRYSTAL & DWAYNE YEARWOOD
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
SORYY TO HEAR THIS MARY. HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE. I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED MUCH, BUT LOOK TO GOD AND HE WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH IT ALL.... LOVE, CRYSTAL, DWAYNE, DANIELLE, JACOB, ALANA, AND ZACK YEARWOOD.( ZACK IS LIVING WITH US). IN OUR THOUGHTS...

kay smith
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
So sorry to hear about your loss. We really liked to talk to Johnny any time we saw him. Prayers are going out to all the family. Mike and Kay Smith

Marie Burden
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
So sorry to hear about Mr. Johnnie. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Kathy Edwards
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Johnnie. He will be fondly remembered by many in Greene County.

Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
My sincerest sympathy. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

Teresa Taylor
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Ann, Donna, Jimmy, I am so sorry for the loss of Johnnie. Johnnie was one of a kind and was always so much fun to be around. I will always remember the fun times at yalls house when I was growing up. Johnnie was a very special and kind person. I am sorry that I will not be able to be there with you all to say goodby to him. May GOD bless each one of you. I Love yall.

Bob Eddy
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
So very sorry to hear of Johnnie's passing. My condolences to his family.

Angie Bolin
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
Sorry to hear of your loss. May God grant you all peace in this time of loss. With Sympathy, Angie Bolin (Granddaughter of Virgil & Jesta Meeks)

Ann Wilson
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
Johnnie will be greatly missed. I don't think he ever met a stranger. He was so kind to everyone he met. Ann Wilson

Cathy Garner-Royer
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
I am sorry to hear about Johnnie. I knew him my entire life and he was truly the kindest person that I have ever known. My condolences to the family. Cathy

Terrie Marcus- Stapp
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
Donna,& Family, I m so sorry about yall loss. He will be miss. My father ( Lester Lee Stapp Sr.) was friend with Johnnie. I m realy sorry for yall loss. Will praying for yall.

Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Sat June 02, 2012
Ann, Jimmy, Donna & Andrew, I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Johnnie. My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry I could not be there with you. Love you, Carolyn

Rene Henderson
   Posted Wed June 06, 2012
Johnnie will be missed by all whom knew him. I first met Johnnie while working at MGB Hospital. Of late I looked forward to chatting with him at the Golden Pantry. He was ready to help anyone and had the biggest heart! RIP, Johnnie!! To the family, you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Donnie A. Harrison Jr.
   Posted Wed June 06, 2012
I would like to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the friends and family of Johnnie Meeks. I worked with and knew Johnnie for the past 15 years and he was truly a great character of Greene County and will be sorely missed.

RICK WARD
   Posted Thu June 07, 2012
To Johnny's family, I will as many others will miss this fine American. GOD bless you all.