Mr. Johnny Stone Johnny Stone pic2

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for Mr. Johnny Stone Johnny Stone pic2

May 10, 1927
August 31, 2020

Johnny Stone began his pilgrimage on May 10, 1927 as the second blessing of (Robert) Lee Stone and Mamie Archie Stone. He seldom shared that his “real” name was John Baptist Stone. The family instilled in Johnny the importance of God and a spirit of entrepreneurship.

After Johnny’s formal education in Dawkins, South Carolina he and his brother owned and operated a saw mill with the specialty of pulp wood.
Duty called and rather than be drafted Johnny chose to enlist into the United States Air Force. While stationed at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Grandview, Missouri, at a social, the former Jessie Mae Robinson caught his eye. “That’s going to be my wife!” he exclaimed to his Airman buddies. On November 28, 1955 that exclaimed statement became a fact.

The pilgrimage continued. Johnny served his time in the military and finally selected Kansas City, Missouri as the place to continue raising his family, Jacqueline, Johnny and later Christopher made his grand entrance. When Johnny and Jessie became grandparents the pilgrimage took on a whole different level. They adored their grandchildren and great grandchildren doing all they could for them.

Johnny (and Jessie of course) provided an example to family, in addition to, extended family of what trusting in God, studying His Word, service to others and work ethics meant. Once you became a part of the family you were a part of the family with no exit.

Johnny retired from the United States Department of Agriculture after over 30 years of service. More important, Johnny served in a variety of ministries at the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church including the Gospel Choir, Male Chorus, Senior Choir, Trustees, and the 7:00 a.m. Daily Prayer Service.

His “journey through this barren land” ended peacefully as he listened to the Word of God on August 31, 2020 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He leaves to carry on the journey and legacy of “remembering the good parts, take one day at a time, most of all trust God” his children,
Dr. Jacqueline M. Brown (Dr. Harry E.), Johnny B. Stone (Victoria), Christopher D. Stone, grandchildren, Kimberly P. Stone, DeQuan B. Stone, Stacih J. Turner (Preston), Shaqualyn E. Earle (Tarick), Christina R. Stone, Christopher D. Stone II, Khishaun C. Stone, Xzavion D. Stone, their mothers, Bonnie Stone Grey, Cynthia D. Stone-Fleming, Stephanie Williams Stone, Rhonda Wooten, siblings Margarette Feaster, Carrie E. Crumpton, his great grandchildren, numerous relatives, church families and friends.

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM


Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church

2411 East 27th St. Kansas City, Missouri 64127

Service Details

Date and Time:

Friday, September 11, 2020 at
11:00 AM


Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church

2411 East 27th St. Kansas City, Missouri 64127

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

Leavenworth National Cemetery

150 Munice Rd. Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500