Mayme Hatcher Johnson, 94, passed away on May 1 at Kearsley, a retirement community in West Philadelphia, from heart failure. She was the widow of a renowned Harlem gangster.
In 1948, Mrs. Johnson wed Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, who was featured in the 2007 movie American Gangster, which centered on Frank Lucas, a member of the Harlem underworld.
They were charming couples.
Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson was an American crime boss in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.
When he was ten years old, Willie, his older brother, was charged with murdering a white man.
His parents mortgaged their modest home in order to acquire money to send Willie up north to live with relatives out of fear of a potential lynch mob.
Bumpy Johnson’s earnings and net worth:
A criminal with a $100 million fortune, Bumpy Johnson