John Witherspoon

  • Born: January 27, 1942
  • Died: October 29, 2019
  • Location: Sherman Oaks, California

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"Friday" actor and comedian…

John Witherspoon, the actor and comedian best-known for the "Friday" films, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 77. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Mr. Witherspoon was a great actor, I loved watching him. May God bless his family and friends in helping them to endure.

Posted by Clara G. - NC   January 01, 2020

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Posted by Shirley Caldwell - Knoxville, TN   December 29, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - AZ   December 03, 2019

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man, who will be remembered for his contribution to the film industry and his comedic talent. I will never forget one of his signature lines, ''You have to coordinate !'' He will be dearly missed. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   November 27, 2019

Sorry to hear of loss of John Witherspoon. He was so funny and knew how to make people laugh. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 25, 2019

Deeply sadden of the passing Mr. Witherspoon. He will be dearly missed.

Posted by Jennifer Moore - Greensboro, NC   November 19, 2019

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Witherspoon. He gave me and my family lots of laughs. He was a great actor and I'm sure a wonderful person. May Gods loyal love be with the family and give you a measure of comfort, Psalms 119:76.

Posted by A friend   November 14, 2019

R.I.P Mr. Witherspoon, one of the funniest guys of my time. Just wanna thank you for the laughter, love, & greatness you brought threw my television as a kid & adult. YOU WILL BE MISSED & never forgotten, i am very greatful to have witnessed a legend in my time! Much love to the family & friends!!!

Posted by Joe Ford - Rome, GA - friend   November 14, 2019

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WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY! YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN THE HEARTS OF MANY. R.I.P.

Posted by LINDA STONE - ZACHARY, LOUISIANA   November 12, 2019

So sad that you're gone! You will be in our hearts forever.

Posted by A friend   November 12, 2019

I am sorry regarding the loss of your loved one. He was a funny actor, that many people loved.

Posted by A friend   November 12, 2019

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by benjamin williams - new providence bah, AK   November 11, 2019

Too the Witherspoon family will miss this man he was good comedian and actor Especially in Friday and Wayan brothers you have my condolences

Posted by Colette Beamon - Hamden, CT   November 11, 2019

RIP Mr. Witherspoon...You will definitely be missed. You played your roles well on this earth. May your soul rest easy know you were loved so much. Enjoyed see you at the Richmond Funny Bone. Thanks for the comedic memories and photo.

Posted by Wanda Brown - Richmond, VA   November 10, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends and fans of John Witherspoon for your loss, may God be with you at this time of sadness.

Posted by A friend   November 10, 2019

I really enjoyed seeing him in any and every film he starred in. He was a serious actor and his performance was contagious. Rest in peace and I know that you're performing in heaven. My condolences to family and friends. Dorothy Mitchell

Posted by Dorothy Mitchell - Dayton, OH   November 10, 2019

I'm deeply hurt and I send my deepest condolences to the family. I was one of your biggest fan and you was my Pops in my life growing up. So this one cut me deep but continue to rest until we meet again.

Posted by Chonda Moore - Baton Rouge, LA   November 10, 2019

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May your wings fly you high above heaven my friend! You are going to be missed, ❤God be with your family, And keep 'm laughing up in heaven my friend.

Posted by Sherrie Barron - Clovis, CA   November 09, 2019

I've watched John since I was a child. He'll be missed by many
Love you john

Posted by Joyce Hicks - Rocky mount NC, NC - friend   November 08, 2019

Funny funny man. Words of humor spilled out so naturally. Tears often came down my cheeks from laughing
Tears of joy and condolences to his family, friends and entertainment associates. Mr. John is with our Lord Jesus. Now he can rest
You will be missed Sir.

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2019

My prayers and condolences to the Witherspoon family and friends during this time.....may the lord continue to watch and bless you all.

Posted by Vickie Lucas - Indianapolis, IN   November 08, 2019

May he rest in heaven and may God give his Family the strength to get through.

Posted by Nicole Edwards - Dallas, TX   November 08, 2019

Bang Bang Bang ....Nothing more to say ..We will miss you

Posted by Ty Jenkins - Skokie, IL   November 07, 2019

John
You brightened my day on many occasions. Yo will be missed. Bang Bang Bang.

Posted by Sandra Parker Kemp - Macon, GA   November 07, 2019

Pop's you will be missed .

Posted by Marjorie Bickham - Houston, TX - student   November 07, 2019

Pops you will be truly missed. You gave everyone laughter everlasting. Rest in peace.

Posted by Marjorie Bickham - Houston, TX   November 07, 2019

Rest in peace you will be missed

Posted by A friend   November 07, 2019

You are the best in entertainment and the best as a human being. RIP my fellow man.

Posted by Anthony Orange - Phenix City, AL   November 07, 2019

POPS!!!! You will forever be missed! Prayers be with the Family and all your Fans!

Posted by L Carter - Harrisburg, PA   November 07, 2019

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What a terrible loss. Condolences to the family.

Posted by Alice Williams - New Windsor, NY   November 07, 2019

Comedy, life and Friday will never be the same. May Pops Rest In Peace. God needed another Star in HIS CROWN!
Family......MAY GOD BLESS YOU!

Posted by Jonie Mitchell - Gastonia, NC   November 07, 2019

I never got to meet John witherspoon, but...i'm glad I got to see him on TV and movies.he was a great comedian and actor. My condolences to his family. I miss already. One of his fans forever.

Posted by Odis Smith - Vicksburg, MS   November 07, 2019

Condolences and prayers for his family. Thank you for sharing him with the world. Loved his work. An American classic ♥♥

Posted by Cassandra Townsend - Chicago, IL   November 07, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Samantha Lewis-Davis - Yuma, AZ   November 07, 2019

R.i.p. u will be sorely missed.

Posted by A friend   November 07, 2019

Sincere condolences to all his life touched in some way,,,

Posted by Charrie Greenwood - West Allis, WI   November 06, 2019

Mr Witherspoon,

I enjoyed your craft, your dedication, sometimes character actors are the least known, but when you see what they did on screen or for people, you grieve more than for a star. Until the next dimension..

Pete Lieggi
Lieggi's Ewing Manor
Lieggi Enterprises Inc

Posted by Peter Felix John Lieggi - Lawrenceville, NJ   November 06, 2019

POPS YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY. I WILL MISS YOUR SMILE AND YOUR GREAT JOY FOR LIFE. HOPEFULLY YOU WILL STILL BE COOKING FOR POOR PEOPLE!!!! REST IN PEACE MR. WEATHERSPOON!!!! BANG, BANG, BANG!!!

Posted by CHRIS HARRIS - NEW ORLEANS, LA - friend   November 06, 2019

To the family thank you for graciously sharing your talented and funny husband and father with the world. May you have comfort in the coming days

From one Detroit native to another

Posted by Rose Cooper - Detroit, MI - friend   November 06, 2019

He will be missed here but All of Heaven will be laughing now.

Posted by Goldsborough - Bridgeton, NJ   November 06, 2019

YOU were the BEST.... YOU made EVERYTHING WORTH watching, YOU KEPT US in stitches; THERE WILL NEVER be another like you. THANK YOU for coming into my living and kept laughing so hard it made my stomach hurt. Comedy world WILL NEVER BE THE SAME..... Truly heart broken..... My condolences to his wife and son's and other family members and close friends.

Posted by MIchel Barnes - San Antonio, TX   November 06, 2019

Rest in Peace Bro, Thanks for the Memories. You came.. you did your thang..you worked hard..now you gone to take rest...

Posted by Lamont Metcalf - downers grove, IL   November 06, 2019

I always love watching him. I will truly miss him.

Posted by Renee Horton - Boston, MA - friend   November 06, 2019

You bought a lot of laughs to the world R.I.P

Posted by Jerry Talton - Hannibal, MO - brother   November 06, 2019

He was the funniest man whom I loved to look at in every movie he played in. We send our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and all those whom loved him. Sleep on John Witherspoon

Posted by Artkyne Love - Lumberton, NC   November 06, 2019

I really enjoyed your performances in all of your shows, movies, etc. I send condolences to your loved ones. May God almighty bless you abundantly and console your hearts. Rest in peace.

Posted by Rosie Aguilar-Moreno - Ventura, CA   November 06, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of John Witherspoon may God continue to comfort you during this time heartache.

Posted by Kimberly Gadson - Hampton, GA   November 06, 2019

My condolences to the Witherspoon family. Rest In Heaven. Pops you will be missed.

Posted by Carla Jackson - Chicago, IL - friend   November 06, 2019

I CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND HIS FRIENDS. HE WAS A VERY TALENTED MAN I LOVED LOOKING AT ANY AND EVERYTHING HE WAS IN HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIS EVEN US FANS AND THANK YOU ALL FOR SHARING HIM WITH THE WORLD.

Posted by DARLENE AND THE BROWN FAMILY - NEWPORT NEWS, VA   November 05, 2019

I WAS A HUGE FAN OF JOHN WITHERSPOON .IT BROKE MY HEART WHEN I HEARD HIS PASSING. COMEDY WANT BE FUNNY ANY MORE WITHOUT YOU IN IT.GOING TO MISS YOU SO MUCH I ENJOY MEETING YOU AND IT WILL NOT BE THE SAME AT THE CLEVELAND IMPROV COMEDY CLUB. REST IN PARADISE SPOON.

Posted by ARREASE RIVERS - CLEVELAND, OH   November 05, 2019

My condolences to the family to the Witherspoon family. Our heartfelt sympathy is felt and goes out to you all. RIP Mr. Witherspoon The father and funny dad of all times

Posted by Brenda Coleman - Rochestef, NY   November 05, 2019

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Mr.Witherspoon RIH to be with your LORD Surely missed......

Posted by Brenda Coleman - Rochester, NY   November 05, 2019

Rest in Peace Pops
You were one of a kind
Thanks for all the laughs
You are truly and dearly missed

Posted by Miranda Phillips - Lafayette, LA   November 05, 2019

RIP you will be missed Mr. Witherspoon all the laughs my family shared together,it's so hard to except that you are no longer here to make us laugh or to continue another Friday movie. Always in our ❤ hearts RIH

Posted by Brenda Coleman - Rochester, NY   November 05, 2019

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Mr.witherspoon im going to miss u i never got a chance to see u live but everytime i think u and wana laugh im going to put on Friday or one of yur comedy shows. God bless u heaven. RIP

Posted by Dana Gibson - HOUSTON, TX - friend   November 05, 2019

Farewell rip

Posted by Marcita Greer - TOLEDO, OH   November 05, 2019

Thanks for the memories

Posted by Robert Horton - TOLEDO, OH   November 05, 2019

Thank You so much for the laughs ! You brightened up many gloomy days. Enjoy heaven Mr. John Witherspoon. I pray blessings and peace for your family. God is our comforter. Rest easy , you are loved !❤

Posted by Aml - Birmingham, AL   November 05, 2019

Very funny comedian and great actor. U will b truly missed by everyone. Rest in peace and laughter with d angels.

Posted by JoAnn Roby - Winona, MS   November 05, 2019

Dearest John " Pops" Witherspoon, though this hurts, I'm blessed i had the honor meeting you. We had to take the photo numerous times because you kept making me laugh. I posted the photo on my page & many said it made them smile. Good to know cameras didn't have to roll for you to be funny! True genuine article. Peaceful transition, now its time to rest, sir....love u forever

Posted by Lisa Switzer - WASHINGTON, DC   November 05, 2019

My condolences to the family of John Witherspoon. Many fans will miss him.

Posted by Lee - Mckenzie, TN   November 05, 2019

Pals from the Comedy store Days since 1980.
A gentleman and kind heart will miss you you were a treasure. A loving hug to Angela, JD,Alexander & FAMILY.

Posted by Finis HENDERSON - Pomona, CA - friend   November 05, 2019

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To this family,
Sorry for your loss.
Gloria A. Coleman Brown
Marrero,Louisiana

Posted by gloria a. coleman-brown - Marrero, LA   November 04, 2019

May the God of comfort and peace be with the family. May he lift you in this time of your loss

Posted by A friend   November 04, 2019

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Rest in heaven Pops

Posted by Tiwan Ellis - Natchez, MS   November 04, 2019

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Posted by Jean JOHNSON - DEWITT, VA   November 04, 2019

Sleep peacefully Mr. John "Pops" Witherspoon! You will be missed dearly!

Posted by J Clark - Conroe, TX - acquaintance   November 04, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by mark harp - bridgeport, CT   November 04, 2019

May God comfort you during your hour of sorrow.May his cheerful imagines support and comfort you.

Posted by Maxine Murphy - Buffalo, NY   November 04, 2019

Thank you for the memories, Pops.

Rest In Paradise, Mr, John Witherspoon. You will be greatly missed!!!

Posted by CJ - TN   November 04, 2019

Condolences to the family of John Witherspoon,

During these very difficult times and days ahead please support one another and stick together.

Don't forget to pour out your feelings to the Hearer of all Prayers. Find great comfort in knowing that he cares for each of you.

Posted by Lillie Lin - Brooklyn, NY   November 04, 2019

REST IN PEACE "POPS"...YOU ARE TRULY ONE OF MY FAVORITE COMEDIANS AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THE LAUGHTER YOU BROUGHT TO THE WORLD... YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED AND HEAVEN HAS GAINED MORE LAUGHTER...

Posted by TRISH DANIELS - YOUNGSTOWN, OH   November 04, 2019

Thank you for your prescription of laughter. You will be missed.

Posted by A friend   November 04, 2019

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Posted by The Shepperson Family Atlanta Georgia    November 04, 2019

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Another comedy great is gone too soon.
Rest in peace, Pops. You were always a big deal.

My condolences to his family.

Posted by Sharnetta Head - Memphis, TN   November 04, 2019

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John may your soul found rest beyond. the river, a natural born talent actor who could relate to many. My condolences given too, family, associates and fans in his demise

Artis.

Posted by - Macon, GA   November 04, 2019

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To the Family,
Mr. Witherspoon was a dynamic comedian/actor. I've enjoyed all of his genres; may his spirit forever surround his family and all of his fans. I think my favorite saying was: BANG, BANG BANG!!!! May your soul Rest In Heavenly Peace...To leave this forsaken place is to live forever with the Holy Father.

Posted by Carolyn Murray & Family - Troy, NY   November 04, 2019

He was a household name! He was like a grandfather, daddy friend and he could make you laugh just by seeing him walk in a round. I am glad that I got to see him in my life time he going to go down in history as one of the best comedians.

Posted by Champale Perry - Fort Washington, MD   November 04, 2019

I will truly miss you "POPS". RIP SIR...


Much love RVA

Posted by SONYA PITCHFORD - HIGHLAND SPRINGS, VA   November 04, 2019

Rest With God

Posted by William Robinson - Palm Bay, FL   November 04, 2019

Rip you will be missed.

Posted by Stracie Jones - Edgefield, SC   November 04, 2019

Truly sorry,this loss Wil be felt by so many. His kindness Wil never be forgotten, My deepest condolences to Witherspoon Family.

Posted by A friend   November 04, 2019

Condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Mr. John Witherspoon. May the God of creation comfort you during your time of grief.

Posted by A friend   November 04, 2019

HE WILL be MISSED

Posted by Craig Lovings - South Bend, IN   November 04, 2019

May the God of all comfort and joy be with the Witherspoon family. May his laughter stay close to all the ones who loved him hearts. He will be missed.

Posted by A friend   November 04, 2019

What a tremendous loss, his comedic genius will be missed. My heart goes out to the Witherspoon family.

Posted by A friend   November 04, 2019

RIP POPS may we all put a little hot sauce on our burrito for you good sir. ❤

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Posted by Demetrius Robinson - Saint Louis, MO   November 04, 2019

My condolences to the Witherspoon family, truly sorry for your loss, he will be missed by by so many. May God be with you in your time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   November 04, 2019

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R.I.P John

Posted by wmc - IL   November 04, 2019

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I will miss you dearly Mr. Witherspoon. When you came to Cincinnati for a show it was an honor to see you in person. I laughed so hard my mouth and stomach hurt. You were "HILARIOUS"!!! To the family, my prayers are with you.

Daisy Brown

Posted by Daisy Brown - Cincinnati, OH   November 03, 2019

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RIP POPS

Posted by Stacey Washington - Alton, IL   November 03, 2019

My condolences to The Witherspoon family. I loved watching Pops on The Wayans Brothers Show he was the best. May God send his peace and comfort.

Posted by CHIKODILI WALKER - Muskegon, MI   November 03, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. John was the funniest man and will be missed. May your treasured memories of John always fill your heart with love and peace

Posted by A friend   November 03, 2019

R.I.P you were the funniest!

Posted by Debra Bolar-Henderson - Copley, OH   November 03, 2019

We will miss you, Pops. Thanks for all the laughters, and your cooking, because I could tell you'd love to eat. Sending all of my Condolences to the Witherspoon Family.

Posted by Marquisha Oliver - Memphis, TN   November 03, 2019

One of best comedian in this lifetime, and the world is going to miss him dearly. Rest in Peace

Posted by Derek Cheeks - Frederick, MD   November 03, 2019

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I am so sorry for our loss. May God take him into his loving arms. Thank you for such great entertainment! May God comfort & strengthen his family, friends, and his many fans. Bang, Bang, Bang, Love ya!

Posted by Arlene Mills - Philadelphia, PA - friend   November 03, 2019

My Deepest Condolences to the Witherspoon Family we truly loss an All Time Great Comedian my thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and loved ones. May God be with you all and comfort you during this difficult time of mourning.

Posted by Marcia Watson - Cedar Hill, TX   November 03, 2019

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Rest In Peace Mr.Witherspoon aka Pops....Thank You for entering into our lives with your beautiful hilarious quotes and your gumbo.Now that you're in Heaven make sure you have them laughing.
Sending my Condolences and Prayers to the Witherspoon Family.

Posted by Dorothy Thomas-Curtis - New Orleans, LA   November 02, 2019

We enjoyed him for many years in different movies and sitcoms he made the world laugh with his talent. Thank for sharing with the world you will be greatly miss, to the family you have my deepest sympathy God bless you and keep you.

Posted by A Fan - Newark, Ohio, OH   November 02, 2019

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Thank you for those great performance and humor you make me laugh

Posted by Arlene Romero - North miami, FL - friend   November 02, 2019

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RIP

Posted by Cathy Harris - Ruther Glen, VA   November 02, 2019

Condolences from the Hollins

Posted by A friend   November 02, 2019

Love you

Posted by Carolyn Minter - Detroit, MI - friend   November 02, 2019

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"Rest in peace...funny man. You was one of the best!!! Your heart was to big for your body...Everyone loved you.

Posted by Cynthia & Allen West - Richmond, TX - friend   November 02, 2019

Keep them laughing John, you'll be the main attraction in heaven, Rest In Peace, truly loved and never forgotten

Posted by MARCUS ATCHISON - DETROIT, MI   November 02, 2019

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Bang bang bang...... u will always make me laugh.... may u rest in peace

Posted by Lucy Mancini - Brooklyn, NY   November 02, 2019

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Mr Witherspoon aka pops , Thank you for your Greatness . Your performance brought continues humor to our homes . Bang Bang , Hot Sauce Whoop Whoop Bang Bang . Thank you

Posted by Vince Cumberbatch - Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands   November 02, 2019

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Love you POPS, thank you for all of the laughs. You were an awesome actor and will truly be miss forever. Love you, yevettes

Posted by Yevettes Lewis - Houston, TX   November 02, 2019

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Posted by Theodore Johnson - Grove City, OH   November 02, 2019

You made me laugh out loud, sir. Rest in peace.

Posted by Paul Liptrot - Fox Lake, IL   November 02, 2019

Mr. John Witherspoon you was the Best comedian actress at all time even though God seen fit to call you home you will never be forgotten your legacy continue to be inspired
To mr. Witherspoon family. You all have my deepest sympathy may God keep you all and strengthen you all you at this difficult time

Posted by Ashley Leonards - Toledo, OH   November 02, 2019

Thanks for the laughs Spoon..Rest Sir..JKearse from Tampa fl

Posted by A friend   November 02, 2019

"Mr. Witherspoon was an icon... a very talented actor, and comedian". My condolences to his family. He will be truly missed. GOD BLESS!!!

Posted by Vincent Hawkins - Clarksville, TN   November 02, 2019

I am saddened by the loss of Mr. John Witherspoon. I have always enjoyed the characters he portrayed. I extend my heartfelt condolences to to all who loved and cared for him. May you all find comfort in drawing close to God.

Posted by SA - MD   November 02, 2019

Truly sorry for your loss, my condolences to the Witherspoon family.

Posted by A friend   November 02, 2019

You will be missed and will be considered a legend. One of the greatest comedians of all times. So sad that this has happened.

Posted by Jay P - Houston, TX   November 02, 2019

Such a funny man you will be missed.bless you rest in piece.God help your family get threw this.such a talent.

Posted by A friend   November 02, 2019

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Heaven has gained another Angel, rest on you will be missed

Posted by Adrienne Ellis - Natchez, MS   November 01, 2019

You will be miss, I love how you make people smile.

Posted by Benjamin Caldwell - Fort myers, FL   November 01, 2019

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Liked & respected by everyone, great personality. Thank you for the laughs!

Posted by G H - Ft. Lauderdale, FL   November 01, 2019

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I will like to send our prayers and condolences to the family members of Father John he will be truly missed he has given us lot's of love and laughter over the many year's he had became like a real pop's to everyone around the world he has left a great big mark on everyone heart Pop's we will always love you no matter if you'll here are far away you put me in the mind of my Father who's in heaven I'm sure y'all will become buddies you have your wing's now fly pop's fly thanks for the tear's of laughs love you pop's J.W♀

Posted by Mary Johnson - New Orleans, LA   November 01, 2019

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Rest in Heaven

Posted by Wanda Smith - Euclid, OH   November 01, 2019

Sincere condolences to the family & friends of Mr. Witherspoon. His comedy, especially the original Friday got me through sad times. Thanks for the laughter.

Posted by Monica Creel - Windsor Mill, MD   November 01, 2019

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With deepest sympaty.

Posted by c - LA   November 01, 2019

My condolences to the family. Mr. Witherspoon will be deeply missed. Praying for the family.

Posted by Lasondra Charleston - Memphis, TN   November 01, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the family. May our Heavenly Father, the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you all during these sad times.

Posted by Harts - VA   November 01, 2019

Sending heartfelt condolences to the family.
Mr. Witherspoon will be missed.
God Bless

Posted by Irish Wright - New Haven, CT   November 01, 2019

THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES...RIP

Posted by W. Jackson - W.R., GA   November 01, 2019

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THANKS FOR THE REMEMBERERS ❤

Posted by J. Harris - Warner Robins, GA   November 01, 2019

Great actor

Posted by Staci Rasar - eatonton, GA - friend   November 01, 2019

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My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, fans, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved Spoon. He is missed.

Posted by Lamont Simmons - Chesapeake, VA   November 01, 2019

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Posted by Margaret Hall - Macon, GA   November 01, 2019

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Posted by Lena Collins - Alpine, AL   November 01, 2019

Very funny guy, watched some of his movies. My most sincere condolences for his family and friends.

Posted by Bobby - Fort Wayne, IN   November 01, 2019

Words cannot the sorrow. My heart goes out to the Witherspoon family, may God be with you to give you comfort and strength to help you as you go through this very difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 01, 2019

He was a great actor, he kept me laughing. My prayer is that you all continue to smile and laugh think about the smiles he put on a lot of people faces. May God give you strenght to face the days to come. Remember and cherish the good times you shared.

Posted by Janet Montgomery - West Columbia, SC   November 01, 2019

John you will always be in my heart and keeping you living Paps

Posted by Timothy Truman - Los Angeles, CA - friend   November 01, 2019

Seeing you in anything, always made my day. Gonna miss you!

Posted by Elder Melvin Allen Tukes - Decatur, GA   November 01, 2019

Rest In Peace..Your was a wonderful actor and a great comedian..You will truly be missed❤❤

Posted by Tesha Thomas - Flint, MI   November 01, 2019

U are a awesome man an u were so funny u are going to be missed in so many ways from so many people u were the best 1 funny guy in earth an u will be a funny man in heaven telling god all your jokes my love my prayers to u god bless u

Posted by Jasmin Turner - Elk Grove, CA   November 01, 2019

To the Family of the Late Mr. John Witherspoon, May God comfort you all during this time of your loss and the days, months, and years to come. My husband & I had the pleasure to sit on the front row to hear Mr. Witherspoon at the Stardome in Birmingham , AL. That was one of the most enjoyable nights we shared in our 27 year marriage. Mr. Witherspoon was an iconic and talented comedian who had an unmatched natural talent ! He will be missed! Stay blessed & strong while relishing his memories with laughter! That's what he would want!

Posted by Donna Jones - Collinsville, AL - acquaintance   October 31, 2019

R.I.P Pops

Posted by Joseph Moody - Horizon City, TX   October 31, 2019

Witherspoon Family, thank you for allowing us to experience the comedy Mr. John Witherspoon did so well.

Posted by Robert Kidd - Omaha, NE   October 31, 2019

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Posted by James and Nell Richardson - Missouri City, TX   October 31, 2019

Our deepest sympathy goes to the Witherspoon family for your loss. Your loved one will be missed. May God give you comfort and peace at this difficult time.

Posted by Mrs. Thomad Smith - PA   October 31, 2019

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Posted by Andrea Gomez - Jacksonville, NC   October 31, 2019

My sincere condolences to the
family of Mr. John Witherspoon.
May our loving Creator, the God
of all comfort give the family,
friends and fans the strength
needed at this most difficult
time.

Posted by D H    October 31, 2019

So sorry to hear to hear about Mr Witherspoon ,May the family and friends find peace in the God of all comfort and the hearer of prayers.

Posted by New York    October 31, 2019

You are so funby. Your loved and missed dearly.. Rest peacefully.

Posted by Shiquita Moore - Kalamazoo, MI - acquaintance   October 31, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family.
May the God of tender mercies, console
your grieving heart during the loss of
your dear beloved one.
During the challenging days ahead,
May the God of compassion, give you
the needed strength to endure.
My sincere and heartfelt prayers are
with you dear family.
(Psalms 121)

TE, New Orleans, Louisiana

Posted by A friend   October 31, 2019

Dearest Angela and Family,

Although we have not spoken in many years I still feel spiritually connected because of my love of family. I am deeply saddened to hear the of the loss of your beloved husband. I am also one of his many fans who will miss his comical sketches and movies. He made people laugh and that will be missed. Thanks for sharing him with the world and may he rest in Peace.

Posted by Saadia Athias - Washington, DC   October 31, 2019

Dear Witherspoon Family Rory and I would luv to express our condolences's on the loss of John Witherspoon and he'll surely be missed very much.luv,faith/rory

Posted by faith/rory tobin/dockett - Newton Centre/brighton, MA   October 31, 2019

My condolences Mr. Witherspoon family. Thank you for sharing your gift of laughter with us. I hope you are now enjoying the sweet sound of joy and it too make you smile and laugh. RIH

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Posted by Debra Ceol    October 31, 2019

Great comedian. May you Rest In Peace. You made me laugh so hard when you were at chuckles in Memphis. You made the world smile. Thank you for the joy..

Posted by Shirilyn Barrett - Memphis, TN   October 31, 2019

I met him several years ago when I worked in Sherman Oaks, CA. He was always so nice when he came to our office. He once did bang, bang, bang for our billing staff and we were all in stiches. Loved this man...they don't make comedians like this anymore. It was a pleasure knowing him. RIP.. keep them laughing pops...

Posted by kj - Atl, GA   October 31, 2019

We really enjoyed your spirit and personality-You always brought a smile to all of our hearts You will be missed.Our prayers are with you family-Thank you for sharing your gift of laughter with us

Posted by M B - Charlotte, NC - acquaintance   October 31, 2019

Condolences and prayers to family and friends. You will be sorely missed.

Posted by Karen Davis - Cincinnati, OH - friend   October 31, 2019

God bless your soul ! Thanks you for the laughs; you brightened many sad and dull days. May Almighty God comfort your family. Love you man.

Posted by Aml - B'ham, AL   October 31, 2019

I STILL CAN'T believe it. R.I.P. Mr. Willie Jones

Posted by Michael T. - Watertown, NY - Friend   October 31, 2019

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Our condolences to the Witherspoon Family for the loss of a beloved person and actor who brought laughter into millions of peoples homes through his many ",Friday's Movies and The "Wayan's" series...he will truly be missed!

Posted by Saundra Lobley - Buffalo, NY   October 31, 2019

god bless you family!

Posted by celinda Hearn - springfield, IL   October 31, 2019

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A legend - our condolences from Seattle, WA

Posted by Tiffany Samuels - Seattle, WA - acquaintance   October 31, 2019

Dry funny actor gone to soon

Posted by - PA - classmate   October 31, 2019

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Will always be known as comedy genius RIP

My condolences to the Witherspoon family.

Posted by A Gibbs - Morristown, NJ   October 31, 2019

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Mr. John Witherspoon "POPS." So glad he shared his talent with the world. Thanks for the laughs "POPS."

Posted by Cheryl M    October 31, 2019

Condolences to the family of John Witherspoon. May God give you comfort.

Posted by phyllis spellman - Dallas, TX   October 31, 2019

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Rest well in Heavenly Paradise POPS!
Job Absolutely Well Done!

Posted by Westwood Area - Memphis, TN   October 31, 2019

To the Witherspoon family, John may be gone, but his spirit will live on through you {deep in your hearts}. May the love of GOD keep you and bless you.

Posted by john graham - fayetteville, NC - friend   October 31, 2019

Mr. Witherspoon, A Very Very Funny Man in TV and The Movies. You will be Missed.

Posted by Anthony L. Hughes - Lexington, KY   October 31, 2019

So sad he was a good

Actor and comedian He will be missed

Posted by Cheryl Gibson - Springfield, IL   October 31, 2019

Stepping out from the pantheon of comedy, there was the one and only: John Witherspoon.

I offer condolences to the Witherspoon family.

Posted by Charles Sullivan - Newport News, VA   October 31, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of John. It is very difficult losing someone that we love. May the God of All Comfort help you to cope and give you strength to endure.

Posted by PS - MA   October 31, 2019

Our condolences to the family. Thank you for sharing him with us. Truly one of our favorite comedians & actors. "Well Done" RIP

Posted by The Thomas Family - Wichita, KS   October 31, 2019

My heart sank when I heard of your home going. I will miss you so much. You are truly an icon. My prayers are with the family and freinds of such a great comedian and actor. You are truly loved

Posted by Joyce - Dallas, TX - friend   October 31, 2019

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Sincere condolences to the Family and Friends

Posted by Jewell Anderson - Riverdale, IL   October 31, 2019

RIP, Mr.Witherspoon, Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang!

Posted by Denise - Winston Salem, NC   October 31, 2019

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Sorry to hear about John's passing. What a wonderful guy he was. He made me laugh everytime I watched his movies. What a great comedian. He'll be missed. RIP.......Gone to soon. May God give his family strength during this difficult time. ~Gwendolyn H. ~Rincon,Ga.

Posted by A friend   October 31, 2019

My condolences to the Witherspoon family during this difficult time of sorrow. May you cherish fond memories of John always, and may God comfort you and restore peace to your family.

Posted by A friend   October 31, 2019

He brought joy to so many. May peace and comfort be with the family.

Posted by Lea    October 31, 2019

My condolences to the family he will be Truly missed a funny man e. Was.

Posted by Cynthia Tisdale - Savannah, GA   October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019
To The Family of Mr. John Witherspoon:
John was a talented, and gifted actor andComedian, and he will truly be missed by all whose hearts and souls that he touched. I did see him in the movie "Friday" with actor, AND RAPPER, ICE CUBE. PLEASE DO REMEMBER THAT YOU all loved him, but our God whose is truly awesome will love him best. WITH MY CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY, MS. VALINDA DARLENE JONES, WHO NOW LIVES IN Cincinnati, ohio. I use to live in Chicago, Illinois in The Bronzeville neighborhood.

Posted by Valinda Jones - Cincinnati, OH   October 31, 2019

R.I.P Sir. When My Love Goes BANG BANG BANG!!!

Posted by Antwan Frasier - Waikiki, HI   October 31, 2019

sorry for your loss such a great entertainer may god bless all of you

Posted by mark jackson - newark, OH   October 31, 2019

You will be truly miss and loved from your number one fan

Posted by Rachel Cole - Port Arthur, TX   October 31, 2019

So very sad to hear about Johns passing. He was a very funny man and kept us entertained for years. May our Great God in the Heavens bless the family with calm and peaceful hearts as He strengthens you to cope with the loss in your lives. He will truly be missed.

Posted by BRY - CA   October 31, 2019

TO THE FAMILY: I AM ASKING GOD FOR COMFORT AND HEALING, REGARDING THE HOME GOING OF MR. WITHERSPOON, IN JESUS' NAME. AMEN

Posted by Sanjuanetta Tarver - Cleveland, OH   October 31, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Witherspoon. Thank you family for sharing him with us. Thank you for the laughs and teaching me how to "coordinate". May God continue to provide comfort, peace and endurance today, tomorrow, and always.

Posted by A friend   October 31, 2019

MAY THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT SUSTAIN THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT SUCH A DIFFICULT TIME. JOHN WAS A VERY FUNNY AND TALENTED MAN WHO WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY.

Posted by Pearl - Euclid, Oh   October 31, 2019

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Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   October 31, 2019

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MAY THE FAMILY HOLD ON TO THE SWEET MEMORIES of YOUR DEAR LOVE ONE & REMEMBER HOW HAPPY HE WAS IN HELPING AND BEING THERE FOR OTHERS TIL THE END. HE IS SMILING NOW & WATCHING OVER EACH of YOU FROM ABOVE.

Posted by Brenda Mims Martin Foster - St Pete, FL   October 31, 2019

Mr. Witherspoon was one of the few comedians I adored. Thank you for the years of laughter and floor rolls Mr. Witherspoon. May your soul rest inside your promised mansion forevermore. Blessing to the family

Posted by Annette - Newport News   October 31, 2019

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Posted by Grady Youngblood - Fort Lauderdale, FL   October 31, 2019

You brought laughter to my home with your quirkiness and will be greatly missed!

Posted by TC Mills - Belton, SC   October 31, 2019

My condolences, to family! May God comfort you in his warm arms at this difficult time I find his passing somewhat ironic, because all week, his hit song Bang Bang Bang (when he played Pops on Wayans Brothers) when he was in some Group in his younger years , has been playing in my mind for like a week or so. Very talented gentleman in his other rolls as well! May he be resting in peace, and in Gods Eternal Glory!

Posted by Christina Hoffman - Hello Chicago Suburbs, IL - friend   October 31, 2019

John Witherspoon will surely be missed. Im saddened by his passing and I feel for the loss that his family and dear friends are experiencing. May your cherished memories of Mr. Witherspoon console you and may the God of all comfort be with you.

Posted by Sa - MD   October 31, 2019

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I. Know that you are up there making God laugh and resting in perfect peace we'll miss you

Posted by Ariell Green - Wilmington DE, DE   October 31, 2019

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RIP.....

Posted by A friend   October 31, 2019

Extending heartfelt condolences to Johns family, friends and fans. I enjoyed his work, he will truly be missed. May the father of tender mercies comfort, strengthen you during this time of grief.

Posted by - IL   October 31, 2019

I really enjoyed watching you on TV. You brought a lot of laughter to my family. My God help your family during this most difficult time with comfort and strength.

Posted by JMS - MD   October 31, 2019

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Posted by Joan Walton - Columbus, GA   October 31, 2019

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Posted by Mike Irvine - Whiting, IN   October 31, 2019

To the family of John Witherspoon.

John Witherspoon was a very funny comedian. He will be missed.

Posted by Garth Newberry - Riverside, CA   October 31, 2019

Sending prayers to the family at this sorrowful time. We lost a wonderful asset to humankind. God bless his family. So sorry for your lose.

Posted by Florence Valdes - Marana, AZ   October 31, 2019

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To the Family: Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this sad time. Mr. Witherspoon thank you for your talent to make the World Laugh. Peace be with you. God Bless You.

Posted by Diana Clendenin - ASTON, PA   October 31, 2019

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As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Lisa Fabean - West Newtown, PA - friend   October 30, 2019

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Lisa Fabean - West Newtown, PA - friend   October 30, 2019

John whetherspoon
Will be sadly missed
By his wife kids and family and friends and fans

Posted by Lisa Fabean - West Newtown, PA   October 30, 2019

You earned your Crown your way. Certainly a King of Comedy in the eyes of so many people. You will be missed Rest In Peace POPS.

Posted by B Smith - Charlotte, NC   October 30, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Erica Powell - Montgomery, AL - acquaintance   October 30, 2019

He will be missed! He represented Comedy when Comedy was Real! He was an awesome actor! Hilarious beyond words! He made me laugh til I cried! God Bless this man! God Bless his family & friends.
Love & Peace, a Fan.

Posted by Angela Schudy - Nixa, MO   October 30, 2019

Family, we extend our deepest condolences. May THE LORD comfort you with Love, Peace and Strength as you reflect on the precious memories of your Beloved. His acting was compared to known with continuous laughter. He will truly be missed and we will treasure all the acting and entertainment he Blessed us with. GOD BLESS!

Posted by Linda - OH   October 30, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss he was a trail blazzer. .Gone not forgotten

Posted by Patrina Mackey - Hendersonville, NC   October 30, 2019

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My condolences to the family sorry for the loss.Asking God to comfort and strength ya'll at this time.Loved him in the Friday movies and went to see him at Zaniez I couldn't stop laughing.He will be missed keep them laughing in heaven. RIH❤❤❤

Posted by Norma Osborne - Nashville, TN   October 30, 2019

So sad to hear that John passed away. I loved every single thing he was in! We lost a great one but your legacy will live on! Thanks for the laughs and memories! My sincerest sympathy and condolences to the family! May the Lord comfort you at this difficult time!!

Posted by Lucrethia MILES - SPRINGFIELD, IL   October 30, 2019

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My heart and prayers are with you you be miss alot and your funny I watch on Friday with ice cube

Posted by Georgia Velasquez - Denver, CO - friend   October 30, 2019

Mr Witherspoon was too toon funny. His style was very unique with those expressions and that voice. Thanks to the family for allowing him to be who he was. Also the family has my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God comfort you at this time.

Posted by Lindsey    October 30, 2019

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RIP

Posted by Angela Horton - Laurel md, MD   October 30, 2019

RIP you will be missed !!!!!!!

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2019

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To the family. May he forever r.I.p

Posted by kimberly brown &family - akron, OH   October 30, 2019

I remember on Friday...the movie.He said those who shoot people with a gun are Sissy...that really stayed with me...He was a funny man but that role he was Very serious... God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the Family's...My condolences...

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2019

He made me laugh and laugh and laugh!! What a talent. What a gift. RIH, Mr. Witherspoon!

Posted by Analyssa Smith    October 30, 2019

So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Witherspoon. He was so funny I loved him. Now he's making them laugh in heaven. RIP Sir.

Posted by Steven Smith - Schenectady, NY - friend   October 30, 2019

Dearest Angela, JD, Alexander, and All Family,
We are saddened to learn about the death of your dear husband and father, and we send our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to you. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

We loved Johns humorous and comical style and appreciate him sharing it with us. Thank you, Mr. John Witherspoon, for adding laughter, joy, and smiles to many lives around the world. You will not be forgotten.

Please continue to cherish your good memories and may they provide some comfort for you. May prayers strengthen you and cherished memories comfort you. The God of comfort will give you the courage, strength, and peace to cope. May he comfort your broken hearts. --23rd Psalm

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2019

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Posted by Patricia Harden - Macon, GA   October 30, 2019

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Posted by Cynthia Herd - SOUTH HADLEY, MA   October 30, 2019

What an awesome man and comedian. John you will be greatly missed for your acting and joyous spirit and the ability to make anyone's day cheerful no matter what. To the family of John your in my prayers and hopefully the good times and memories keep John in your hearts during this tough time of grief.

Posted by Elder R.L.T. - Spartanburg, SC   October 30, 2019

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My sincere condolences to the Witherspoon family and friends. This is so truly heartbreaking. I LOVE ME SOME JOHN WITHERSPOON. CHICK-A-DEE. You will ALWAYS be one of my FAVORITE comedians. REST WITH GOD Mr. Witherspoon AKA POPS. YOUR LEGACY will live on FOREVER. You will truly be missed.

Posted by Tamara M. Tolliver - Pittsburgh, PA   October 30, 2019

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So sadden to hear of Mr Witherspoon's death.. He was good @ what he did making u laugh. He will be missed by all who loved him. There will never be another like him! My condolence to all his family,may God give u the strength you need to get through ..RIP

Posted by Emma jean Cooper and family - Erie, PA   October 30, 2019

Sorry for your loss U will forever be miss Legacy will continue to go on

Posted by Joy Taylor - Miami gardens, FL   October 30, 2019

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My sincerest condolences to family and friends.

Posted by Sheila Collins - Savannah, GA   October 30, 2019

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I cannot say enough about John, he was a phenomenal comedian. Truly a legend I have enjoyed him since the 70s. In all these years with his popularity growing he continued to book standup, interviews, voice overs and comedic roles in movies. I will miss you John, but I will remember all the laughter you gave me throughout the years..TRULY A GREAT ENTERTAINER!!!....Prayers and Blessings to family and friends...❤❤

Posted by Valenda Newell - INDIANAPOLIS, IN   October 30, 2019

Sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Witherspoon. He was a very entertaining actor and comedian like no other. He will be missed and remembered. He made me laugh so much! He is resting in Gods memory.

Posted by JE Sowell - Charlotte, NC   October 30, 2019

A NOTE OF SYMPATLY,MAY MEMORIES OF YOUR LOVE ONE BRING PEACE TO YOUR HEART. I LOVED EVERY THING HE WAS IN.

Posted by CAROLYN G.WILLIAMS - GRAY, GA   October 30, 2019

My prayers to all his family, I loved him in all his films. He always was a great entertainer. Thank you, John, for the laughs. God Bless.

Posted by Laura Eccles - Erie, PA   October 30, 2019

My Condolence to his family and loved ones

Posted by Helen Yebio - Columbus, OH - Friend   October 30, 2019

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Godspeed John, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the memories.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   October 30, 2019

The Witherspoon Family have my deepest sympathy. May the fond memories of John gives you peace and provide comfort during this time of grief and sorrow.

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2019

thanks for all laughs and smiles watching you entertaining us thru the years rest in pease my friend!

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2019

You will be missed dearly. My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family. You will be leaving many laughs after laughs in our living room. My family love your movies and will continue to watch over and over. Take your rest Mr. John.

Posted by Angela Seawright - AIKEN, SC   October 30, 2019

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Posted by Gloria Steagall - Anniston, AL   October 30, 2019

We have lost a great Actor who was Funny and Entertaining !
RIP John .
Sue Willard
Gr.Mich .

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2019

When he portrayed a Dog Catcher I laughed for hours - because I am one. Bless You

Posted by Lamonnt Atkins - Indio, CA   October 30, 2019

Condolences to his family, who loved him most

Posted by Erika Bennett - Longmont, CO   October 30, 2019

How funny he was. Thanks for making us laugh Mr. Whiterspoon.
We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this extremely difficult time.

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2019

I so loved John Witherspoon. Every time he was on the screen, he was hilarious. Made me laugh until I cried. Yesterday I watched Black Jesus and went to sleep watching the Wayans Bros. reruns. Woke up to the news of his passing this morning. I would like his family to know that he will never be forgotten by fans like me and I am there with you mourning.

Posted by Ben Carlson - Dresser, WI - friend   October 30, 2019

To the Witherspoon family,

May God be with you as a source of all comfort and strength. Cherish the loving memories of John.

Posted by V M - neighbor   October 30, 2019

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What a very talented Man that put a smile on our faces..We are so sorry to hear about his passing...My love for you will still go bang bang bang

Posted by Connie Emerson - Harrisburg, PA   October 30, 2019

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A great legend

Posted by Tyler Moorman - Indianapolis, IN   October 30, 2019

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My thoughts and prayers go out to the family friends and fans of such a funny man. thanks for the laughs and your gift. Rest in Peace my Brother.Fly with the Angels....

Posted by James Cook - Charleston, SC   October 30, 2019

Condolences to the family

Posted by Evelyn Withers - Charlotte, NC   October 30, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Kj - AZ   October 30, 2019

My Condolences to the Family:
Everyone is shocked by this. He was truly a down to earth person who will be missed. I will never forget seeing one of his performances here in Birmingham. "Earth has no Sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal". RIP and RIH!

Posted by Arthur Tigner - Birmingham, AL   October 30, 2019

I am so sadden by the news of your husband,son and father who is gone to soon.My heart goes out to your family.
A wise word is written at Ecclesiastes 7:1. What a name he made during his life.My deepest condolences..

Posted by RW    October 30, 2019

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Posted by Freddie Rhett - Savannah, GA   October 30, 2019

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S.I.P. Pops

Posted by Kimberly Burton - Trenton, NJ   October 30, 2019

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Posted by Alishia - SC   October 30, 2019

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Peace.

Posted by Glen James Hausfeld - Minneapolis, MN   October 30, 2019

My Deepest Sympathy To the Families Of Mr. John I loved every Moment of His Career He Made Me Laugh Even when I didn't Want to He will Truly Missed

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2019

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Give them laughter in heaven

Posted by kevin kennedy - Jacksonville, IL   October 30, 2019

I was shocked to learn of the death of this awesome, funny actor and comic.
My condolences are being extended to his family and friends.
May you have a sense of comfort and peace during this time of sadness and grief.

Posted by Vanessa    October 30, 2019


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