Ephraim Lawton Johnson

Born: Tue., Jul. 14, 1936
Died: Sat., Jul. 21, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Jul. 24, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jul. 24, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home Chapel

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Mr. Ephraim Lawton Johnson, age 82, of Patterson, died Saturday morning (7/21/18) at Folkston Park Care and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

Born July 14, 1936 in Patterson, he was a son of the late William Hansford and Irma Viola Winn Johnson. He lived several years in Jacksonville, Florida while serving in the US Army with the Artillery Unit but returned to Pierce County where he was a longtime, accomplished brick mason and a farmer.  He was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Hickox, GA where he served as an ordained deacon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jody Ward Crosby; two sisters, Mildred Davis and Irene Mobley; and three brothers, Earl Johnson, Ray Johnson, and Harry Johnson.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marie Johns Johnson of Patterson; his daughter, Sheila Godley (husband Steve) of Brunswick; 2 sons, Wade Johnson (wife Lisa) and Keith Johnson (wife Carole), all of Folkston; 10 grandchildren, Amanda Moncus (husband Chris) of Brunswick, Ana Crosby of Ray City, GA, Jared Crosby (wife Amy) of Universal City, TX, Blake Johnson (wife Brooke) of Folkston, Wyatt Johnson (wife Sky) of Panama City, FL, Kyler Johnson (wife Abbey) of Atlanta, Kameron Dickerson (husband Grant) of Waverly, and Trey Godley, Ryan Godley, and Jon Godley, all of Brunswick; 12 great grandchildren and 2 more expected; his brothers and sisters, Alvin Johnson (wife Betty) of Patterson, Carl Johnson (Connie) of Kingsland, Linnie Arpen (husband Ron) of Jacksonville, FL, Louise Register (husband Gene) of Homerville, GA, Lee Johnson (wife MaryAnn) of San Antonio, TX, Clyde Johnson (wife Brenda) of Blackshear, Kate Johnson of Jacksonville, FL, and Annie Belle Griffis (husband Sid) of Blackshear; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Tuesday morning (7/24/18) at 11 AM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will take place at New Home Cemetery in Offerman, Georgia.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday morning at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com.

Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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Tony and Sheri Turner
   Posted Sat July 21, 2018
We are both so very sorry for the loss of your dear father. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Joanne Baugus
   Posted Sat July 21, 2018
I was fortunate enough to have worked with Mr. Ephraim at White Oak .He was an inspiration and a blessing to all who could claim him as friend My sincere condolences

Roger Dale Griffis
   Posted Sun July 22, 2018
So sorry praying for you all..... With much love, Roger Dale

Sandra King
   Posted Sun July 22, 2018
Aunt Marie, I am praying for you and your family in the loss of Uncle Ephraim. He was a sweet person who always acted kindly toward me and George. I remember first meeting Uncle Ephraim in my teen years when he began to court you. As I recall, you both were very much in love. I will miss him, but celebrate that he is now healed and with his Savior and those who have gone on before him.
With love,
Sandra King

Arnold & Janelle James
   Posted Mon July 23, 2018
We just learned of your brother's passing tonight and we send our condolences to all the family. Our prayers are with you at this time for comfort & peace.

Susan Tait
   Posted Tue July 24, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by John and Darlene Tait.

With deepest sympathy we offer our prayers for your family. Love, John and Darlene Tait

Jeff & Pam Dees
   Posted Wed July 25, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Karen King Whitley
   Posted Thu July 26, 2018
To the Johnson Family, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Johnson. He was always a very kind and humble man. He lived his life showing the example of the love of Jesus Christ. My prayers are with all of you at this time. I know that Heavens angels are singing with Mr. Johnsons arrival.
Mrs. Marie, I know there is a sadness now in your heart but knowing that he has received his reward for a job well done is a joy that we all hope to have one day.

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