Lawannia Arlene JohnsonAutust 9, 1954 - May 14, 2018
Posted on May 15, 2018 at 6:11 PM • 1 Comment
Lawannia Arlene Johnson, 63, of Corbin passed away Monday, May 14, 2018.
Born August 9, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Hershel and Elmo Yonce.
She was a member of New Hope Community Church.
In addition to her father and mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jay C. Johnson, and her sister, Patricia Centers.
A loving mother and grandmother, she leaves behind two daughters: Sonja Scalf and husband James, and Brandi Wyatt; and four grandchildren: Cody McQueen, Jacob Scalf, Noah Hall, and Wyatt Taylor. She is also survived by a sister, Norma Sizemore; two special long-time friends: Glenda Newsome and Linda Gail Sizemore, along with numerous other relatives and friends. She will be sorely missed.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 18, 2018, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Delmon Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 P.M. Thursday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.
Jim GrovesPosted at 23:05h, 16 May
No words can express the feeling of losing someone as amazing and wonderful as Lawannia. I found myself going back and listening to some old songs Lawannia used to sing all the time when she and the girls lived in Michigan. Every time we got in her Silver Thunderbird, there were only 2 cassette tapes were ever played, The Judd’s and Holly Dunn (Daddy’s Hands). She would sing and sing. She had an amazing voice singing along with The Judd’s.
To this day, if I hear the Judd’s on the radio singing, “Grandpa, Mamma He’s Crazy or Why Not Me” it takes me back to that Silver Thunderbird and I can only hear it sang in her voice.
Lawannia wasn’t selfish, very thoughtful of others, she was an awesome mother to her girls growing up and to her friends who always hung out at their house. She was like another mom to me for quite a while. I will always remember and never forget Lawannia and her beautiful singing voice. I pray for God to be with the family in their time of need and help them get through this most difficult time.
A mazingingly Awesome