Johnny Lee Lawson

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 14, 2008

Johnny Lee Lawson, 72, died February 9, 2008.

Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at St. Francis Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville with the Rev. Robert Lewis, pastor, officiating and James Herbert Funeral Home directing.

Interment will follow at the church’s cemetery.

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Mr. Lawson was born on January 2, 1936 to Deacon Johnnie and Sister Leila Shanklin Lawson, who both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Willie James Lawson and Walter Earl Lawson; a sister, Carrie Mae Lawson and a niece, Jacqueline Howard.

He came to know Christ and joined the St. Francis Missionary Baptist Church early in life where he served as a faithful church member.

He is survived by: one caring aunt, Rosa S. hardy of Greenville; a loving brother, Robert Matthews of Birmingham; a devoted and loving brothe, Jimmy (Vonnie) Lawson of Greenville; a loving and dedicated sister, Daisy (Allen) Payne of Greenville; sister-in-law, Myra Lawson of Greenville; three nephews, Allen C. (Anita) Payne of Racine, Wis.; Ricky (Martha) Lawson of Greenville; Randy (Hattie) Lawson of Greenville; four nieces, Gloria Moorer of Greenville; Vernita Harris of Atlanta; Yolanda (Virgil) Hunter of Birmingham; Lucindy Lawson of Greenville and a host of great-nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.