Early on the morning of Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Johnnie Mack Villines transitioned into eternal life. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family at their home in Washington, DC.
Johnnie was born June 5, 1945 in Leasburg, North Carolina, to the late Thomas Chester and Dora Smith Villines. Johnnie was one of fourteen children, nine of whom are deceased. Preceding him to their heavenly home were sisters Virginia Sears, Emily Morrison, Beatrice Burwell, Georgia Thaxton, Henrietta Woody and Nancy Gibson; and brothers Wiley Villines, Bernice Villines, and Dock Smith.
Johnnie was the apple of his mother’s eye and the protective big brother to his sisters and nephew who lived with them. They all adored Johnnie because he was so dedicated to his family and loved them so dearly. At an early age, Johnnie accepted Christ as his personal savior at The Mill Hill Baptist Church in Roxboro, North Carolina. Johnnie graduated from Caswell County High School and attended Winston Salem State College. He later attended the D.C. Teachers College (now University of the District of Columbia) where he received a bachelor’s degree in education.
A stint in the U.S. Army was next in site for Johnnie. He joined the U. S. Army in January 1966 and served his country with distinction and was honorably discharged January 1968. Upon his return home from service, he relocated to Washington, DC, where he joined the ranks of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department on June 17, 1968 and retired as a Lieutenant on April 25, 1997. During this time, Lt. Villines served in the U.S. Army Reserve for twenty-four years. A sedentary retirement was not in the mix for Johnnie, so he began working with the D.C. Housing Authority Police department as a Lieutenant. His short tenure at D.C. Housing Authority Police ended up being over eighteen years.
To make his life complete, Johnnie was joined in holy matrimony to Priscilla Enoch on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1977. They remained married for forty-four years. To this union one daughter was born, LaToya Villines. Johnnie doted over his only daughter, and yes spoiled her quite a bit. Johnnie was the ideal role model for Priscilla’s two sons Bobby and Vichael (deceased). The boys adored Johnnie and relished him as a patient and wonderful father who provided only the best for his family.
Johnnie loved everything about cars since he was in high school and was an avid biker and corvette enthusiast thru the years. He was a founding member of the Sting of the Rays Corvette Family. They took many trips and socialized on a local and national basis. Each summer, the club would attend the National Corvette Convention with about 500 national members. Johnnie was also a member of Bad Boys Club of America and proudly displayed his car tag BBC 0006 and was a member of the Corvette Fun Company Corvette Club. Johnnie loved intermingling with these groups and keeping up with the latest corvette trends and information. Additionally, Johnnie was a member of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, where he attended local, regional and national meetings.
A beloved family man through the years, he will be mourned and missed by his many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the area. Everyone loved Uncle Johnnie and he was known as the Uncle that could not and would not say no.
Johnnie leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife Priscilla, one daughter LaToya Villines, one son Bobby Enoch (Janice), sisters Maxine Villines and Dianne Villines of Temple Hills, Maryland; Queen Currie of Leasburg, North Carolina; and Doretha Paylor of Burlington, North Carolina; daughter-in-law Lisa Fairchild; two sisters-inlaw Katrina Gill (Edward) and Claudia Rollins (Jerome) of Richmond, Virginia; two additional brothers-in-law Aaron Fairchild, Massaponox, Virginia and Russell Bennett, Richmond, Virginia. Johnny has eight grandchildren: Aaron, Bobby III, Bria, Vichael, Krista, Joshua, Ahmad, and Aliyah; one Goddaughter Kashauna Rohlehr (Justin); and an adopted son Michael Thompson (Robin). Johnnie also leaves to cherish his memory devoted friends Richard Paylor, Earl and Joyce Gatewood, Mary Wallace and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.
Rest in Heavenly Peace Johnnie. We will see you in the morning.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Pridgen Funeral Home
Public Visitation: 5 to 7 PM (Walk Through Only)
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
8829 Greenbelt Rd.
Family Viewing: 9:45 to 10 AM
Public Viewing: 10 to 10:30AM
Private Service: 10:30 AM (invited attendees due to restrictions but livestreaming link below on service date)
Private Interment: Quantico National Cemetery 1:30 PM
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia – CTCA
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