Lavonna "Tiny" Johnson
August 26, 1925 – October 8, 2019
Lavonna “Tiny” Johnson, age 94, passed away October 8, 2019 surrounded by her family. Visitation will be Friday, October 11, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors 5400 Bell St. Funeral service will be Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at South
Georgia Baptist Church with burial to follow at Llano Cemetery.
Tiny was born to Leo and Lessie Dawson. She met and married Harvey Lee Johnson and spent 51 loving years together until his death in 1994. She loved spending time with her family, especially supporting her grandkids at Rt 66 Motor Speedway. She enjoyed shopping at Dillards, painting, making fruit cakes at Christmas and playing the piano. She was a member of South Georgia Baptist and a life long member of The Church at Quail Creek. She was a faithful child of GOD who read her Bible and prayed faithfully every day.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sons Dennis and Danny Johnson; and her siblings.
She is survived by her grandchildren Jimmy Johnson; Bobby Johnson and wife Susan; Michele Douglas and husband Troy; Michael Johnson and wife Robin; Heather Airhart; and Deon Rogers. Nine great-grandchildren, Daughter in laws Glenda Jean Johnson and Caroline Weir, Two sister in laws Doris Dawson and Betty Donaldson, Best Friend Diane Railsback, along with several loving nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her beloved pets Joy Lee and Harley.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Interim Hospice Care and Privilege Care Home for the loving care the last few months of Tiny’s life.
- Jimmy Johnson, Grandson
- Bobby Johnson, Grandson
- Susan Johnson, Granddaughter
- Michele Douglas, Granddaughter
- Troy Douglas, Grandson
- Michael Johnson, Grandson
- Robin Johnson, Granddaughter
- Heather Airhart, Granddaughter
- Deon Rogers, Grandson
- Glenda Jean Johnson, Daughter-in-law
- Caroline Weir, Daughter-in-law
- Doris Dawson, Sister-in-law
- Betty Donaldson, Sister-in-law
- Diane Railsback, Best Friend
Lavonna was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Lessie Dawson; her husband, Harvey lee Johnson; her sons, Dennis and Danny Johnson; and her siblings.
She leaves behind nine great-grandchildren, several loving nieces and nephews and her beloved pets Joy Lee and Harley to cherish her memory.
- Jimmy Johnson, Active
- Bobby Johnson, Active
- Michael Johnson, Active
- Braden Elliott, Active
- Conner Johnson, Active
- Dillion Johnson, Active
- Michele Douglas, Honorary
- Deon Rogers, Honorary
- Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2019
Lavonna "Tiny" Johnson
Vernell (Morgan) Ivie
October 14, 2019
Tiny was my Sunday School teacher at Glenwood Baptist in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. I thought she and Harvey were the ideal young couple. She also played the piano for the church services. She was a great force in my early Christian life. I still have a Bible story book that she gave me. I’m sure she has been an inspiration to all her family and will be missed.
October 10, 2019
Tiny was such a warm, loving person with a great sense of humor and a genuine interest and concern for everyone she knew. Her bible was always open on her kitchen table and she would share scriptures of encouragement and stories about Harvey, Dennis and Danny. She loved her family so much and was so proud of all of them. I will miss having her as a neighbor.
October 9, 2019
You were the best grandma in the world. I love you and will miss you and all of our long talks. I will miss you asking me how my day was and what I did that day. I hope I made all the right decisions and that you always felt cared for. You are my rock and I’m going to miss you terribly. I love you Tiny!
Your loving granddaughter,