Sweetwater, one of Jacksonville’s well-known communities on the Westside, is the home to many ingenious residents, but 70 years ago a young man married and moved his new wife to this area and still resides there.
Theodore and Helen Johnson, after meeting at a church convention, married on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945 in Yalaha, Florida which is Helen’s hometown. Theodore was born and raised in Sweetwater.
Helen was a homemaker and domestic worker and Theodore was self-employed in the construction business. During their years of marriage they have experienced many up and downs, some of which nearly destroyed their marriage.
But through much prayer and fasting they were determined to honor their marriage vows. Their relationship and love for each other has continued to grow. They taught their children to love God, be of service to their church, have strong work ethics and keep their marriage vows.
Read the full story in the print edition of The Florida/Georgia Star Newspaper