2013 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #3 Ross Barnett Reservoir - Ridgeland, MS, Oct 17 - 19, 2013

Prayers for James “Jimmy” Johnson

About the author

Don Barone

Don Barone

db has been in the reporting biz for over 30 years, won some Emmys and other awards, but is proudest of his four-decade marriage, his two kids and the fact he founded Tackle The Storm Foundation to help children.

Editor's Note: James "Jimmy" Johnson's obituary and funeral arrangements are available online.


“Through many dangers, toils and snares…”

Dateline: “Our Father…

We have, amongst us, a fallen.

A brother.

I say a brother, even though I didn’t know Jimmy Johnson, a brother because deep in the bottom of our hearts we all know and are thinking the same thing,

it could have been any one of us.

I say a brother because when you strike one of us,

you strike us all.


All of us who chase dreams, all of us who have the privilege of doing something we love.

To the family of James “Jimmy” Johnson, we grieve, we grieve for the brother we lost, we grieve for and with you.

We grieve for what it is some of us have become.

“…I have already come…”

Have we really come to the point where we kill for plastic bait.  Where we shoot a man for a rod or a reel.

Pray for us.

"…help us to conquer the menace of evil,

which so easily takes root

in the hearts of the people of today…"

Prayer for Peace

Pope John-Paul II