The Reverend Johnny L. Ceasar

The Reverend Johnny L. Ceasar


Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Johnny Lee Ceasar, 66, of Durham, NC, who died at home on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

Johnny was born on April 9, 1956, the son of Marxhall Ceasar, Sr. and Louise Scott Ceasar.

Licensed to preach in 1982, Johnny served Shaw Chapel in Manhattan and as associate pastor at Metropolitan Community UMC in Manhattan. As a provisional elder he served Trinity UMC in the Bronx (Morrisania). Johnny was ordained an elder in the New York Conference in 1987. During his career he served the following churches: St. Paul's UMC in Brooklyn; UM Parish in Bushwick (Brooklyn); St. Paul's in Hartsdale, NY; associate pastor at Vanderveer Park UMC in Brooklyn; Community UMC of Middle Village/Forest Hills; Trinity UMC in Richmond Hill & St. John's UMC in Ridgewood (Queens); Christ UMC in Beacon; The Village Church of Bayville & and Carpenter Memorial UMC in Glen Cove, NY; and Aldersgate UMC in Dobbs Ferry, NY & Pleasantville UMC. Johnny retired in 2019.

He and his wife, Haretha, retired to Durham, NC. He is survived by his wife.

Public viewing will be held from 4:00pm – 6:00pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Hayes F. Samuels, Sr. Memorial Chapel, at Samuels Funeral Home, 114 N Church St. Manning, SC.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Melina Presbyterian Church, 3539 Black River Rd, Gable, SC 29051. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery.