OBITUARY

Johnnie Mae Lamkin

April 10, 1931February 21, 2014

Johnnie Gruber Lamkin passed away at Allegro Assisted Living Facility early Friday morning, February 21, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. She was 82 years old. Johnnie is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) E. Lamkin of Tallahassee; two daughters: Laura Kelley and husband Terry Kelley of Cairo, G, and Gayle Lamkin of Tallahassee,Fl; three grandchildren: Megan, Jordan, and Chase. She was preceded in death by her parents John G. Gruber and Della Mae Dykes Gruber of Alma, GA and a daughter Lisa Thrower of Jacksonville, FL. After raising her family, Johnnie earned a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education and taught kindergarten for 27 years in Glynn County, GA and in Thomas County, GA. She dearly loved teaching and received her reward by knowing she had touched the eager minds of so many little children. She continued to share a sweet gentle smile as a member of Thomasville Road Baptist Church. Here she taught Sunday School and sang with the Senior Adult Choir. She gave of herself where ever she saw a need. She was so easy to love. The family wishes to thank the care staff and residents at Allegro, the kind people from Big Bend Hospice and countless friends who made the heavenly transition so beautiful. The family also wishes that in lieu of flowers, donations and memorial contributions be made to National Parkinson Foundation, North Florida, P.O. Box 14722, Tallahassee, FL 32317. Arrangements under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Gathering of Family & Friends Tuesday, February 25, 2014
  • Entombment Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Reception
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Megan Conyers

March 4, 2014

You are my hero in so many ways...I love you Nana!

Jane Strickland

February 26, 2014

Dear Bob, Laura, & Gayle, We have some wonderful memories of times spent with your family at TRBC. Johnnie was a wonderful and loving person. We always enjoyed seeing her. We know she will be missed and we are praying for your family during this time. Jane & Stanley Strickland

Vicki P

February 26, 2014

I worked with Johnny for many years and she taught my daughter. She was an great teacher always displaying kindness towards others. She will truly be missed. Sweet prayers and thoughts to her family during this time of loss.

Vicki P

February 26, 2014

I worked with Johnny for many years and she taught my daughter. She was an great teacher always displaying kindness towards others. She will truly be missed. Sweet prayers and thoughts to her family during this time of loss.

Bruce Ferris

February 26, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you my dear brother.

Elaine Merritt

February 25, 2014

A very sweet lady.

David K. Vann

February 25, 2014

Bob and Family,My Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.Praying for Friends to comfort you,your Faith to uphold you and Loving Memories to carry you through.May God Bless.

Mood Conyers

February 24, 2014

To Bob, Laura and Terry, Gayle, Megan, Jordan and Chase, I was sorry to hear of the loss of Johnnie Mae. She was always very kind and pleasant. As Megan's Dad, I was always impressed by her nurturing manner with kids. She really understood children, especially during their most important formative years. I can easily and fondly recall her calling Megan's name in her sweet tone... M-e-e-e-gan. Johnnie was very sweet and I am honored to be a part of the family. I want you all to know that I am here for you if you need anything. I am sure that we are all comforted by our pleasant memories of Johnnie as a Mother, a Wife, a Grandmother (Nana) and as a Teacher. Sincerely, Mood Conyers (Miami, FL).

Barry Ivey

February 24, 2014

Bob, Laura and Gayle what a great lady that you shared with all of us. God Bless

Leah Strickland Hickox

February 24, 2014

I am one of the little children who had the privilege of calling my Kindergarten teacher, "Mrs. Lamkin" in the classroom, but at home in the Belle Pointe neighborhood, she was my "Aunt Johnnie". What an amazing kind, loving and generous woman and family! Growing up with Aunt Johnnie, Uncle Bob, Mom Mae, Lisa, Laura, Gayle and Boozie are memories that can never be taken away. I am sorry for your loss! I love you guys with all that I am!