Johnnie Lee Joyner was born in Goldsboro NC on June 18, 1944 and passed on May 21, 2020 at his home in Plainfield NJ. He arrived in New York when he was 9 years old. He had 4 children and is predeceased by his two sons Lewis Joyner and Michael Joyner.
He is survived by his wife Helena Joyner, his sister Willie Mae Ward, his sons Tony Dyer, Johnny Joyner Jr. and granddaughter Tiffany Joyner, along with cousins and other relatives.
Johnnie was an excellent mechanic! He fixed cars, trucks, buses and boats at his auto mechanic & body shop; the Peoples Garage in Brooklyn.
In between fixing things,(and he was able to fix anything) he enjoyed engaging in philosophical discussions on almost any subject. He also enjoyed fishing and cooking.
He was well liked and respected around the neighborhood, as he was a giving and kind person. Everywhere he went, he was greeted by persons in the neighborhood, with respect and admiration. He had a very colorful personality. He will be missed by many.