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John "Johnnie" Lee Brickhouse

August 14, 1948 September 14, 2021
John "Johnnie" Lee Brickhouse
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Obituary for John "Johnnie" Lee Brickhouse

Peoria- John “Johnnie” “JB” Lee Brickhouse, age 73, of Peoria, passed away at 6:37 PM on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria, IL.
 
He was born August 14, 1948 in St. Francis County, near Forrest City, AR to James Isaiah Brickhouse and Izoria (Pearson) Coleman. John married Catherine Jowers (the love of his life) on June 19, 1971. She survives. Preceding him in death were his parents; one half-brother Charlie Coleman Jr. of AR; two brothers, Elder James L. Brickhouse, Jr. of Peoria, IL and Verdell Brickhouse of Forrest City, AR; and one sister Ida Bertha Fields of Peoria, IL.
 
Survivors include one sister Airalona Jones; one brother Willie C. Brickhouse all of Peoria, IL; three sons: John F. Brickhouse of Merriam, KS, Jonathan B. Brickhouse of Peoria, IL., Lee Anthony Brickhouse of Lakeland, CO; three daughters: Patricia A. (Eric) Myers of Grand Canyon Junction, AZ; June D. Brickhouse of Peoria, IL. And Lisa J. (Aaron) Hagel of Dekalb, IL.; 16 grandchildren; four step-grandsons; one great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
John moved from Arkansas with his parents to Peoria in June of 1968. He became a member at the All Nation Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, under the leadership of District Elder Ervin Turner, Sr. Pastor. He was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost on the Sunday Night of September 8, 1968. That changed his whole life.
 
He sang in the Chorus; loved playing the piano and keyboard; he also played the guitar and a little bit on the bongo drums. He loved praising the Lord. He served as Sunday School teacher, secretary of the church and deacon. He was a member of Bethel Apostolic Church from 1998 to December 2014, under the leadership of Pastor Naymond Williams. He returned to All Nation Pentecostal Church in 2015, under the leadership of Pastor C.J. Jowers, his brother-in-law.
 
He attended Forrest City’s Lincoln Jr. High School; Forrest City Senior High School in Arkansas; in Illinois, he attended Woodruff High School in Peoria. He also attended Mid-State College for awhile after time in the service.
 
In Arkansas, he played junior and senior high school football and loved playing baseball and softball. He was a St. Louis Cardinal fan and Arkansas Razorback fan.
 
He was drafted in the United States Army in January of 1969. Serving overseas in Thailand and South Korea during the Vietnam War Era. He was a medic in a hospital and dispensary. He came back home to Peoria in October of 1970. In February of 1971, he started a 40-year career with the US Postal Service in Peoria. Retiring May 31, 2011 after having a stroke. He was still active in church after retirement.  
 
A Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM also at the Mortuary. Pastor C.J. Jowers will officiate and burial will follow at Swan Lake Memory Gardens.
 
Memorials may be made to the All Nation Pentecostal Church, 901 NE Madison, Peoria, IL 61603.
 
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

25

Sep

9:00 AM 9/25/2021 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 9/25/2021 10:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

25

Sep

10:00 AM 9/25/2021 10:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Swan Lake Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

4601 Route 150
Peoria, IL 61615

4601 Route 150 Peoria 61615 IL
United States
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