Elizabeth Johnson-6-3-2023

Welcome to the
memorial page for 

Elizabeth Ann Johnson

November 7, 1934
~May 9, 2023



VISITATION- Saturday 6-3-2023

FUNERAL SERVICE - Saturday 6-3-2023
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
11:00 AM

Greenwood Cemetery
Cedar Bridge Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Elizabeth A. Johnson, affectionately known as "Lizzie" was born on November 7, 1934 in Moultrie, GA to loving parents, Ida Mae Mency and Ernest Mency.

Lizzie was educated in the Moultrie, GA public school system and later moved to Lakewood, NJ and attended Lakewood High School at Princeton Ave School.

Lizzie lived a vibrant life. She was a Secretary for Mr. Goldberg at the Kennedy Apartments, Lakewood, NJ. Lizzie also served as Board Secretary for Greenwood Cemetery, Lakewood, NJ.

Lizzie was active in the community as an Eastern Star and a member of the local NAACP. She loved arts and crafts, embroidering, and painting. Lizzie sold many pieces at Macedonia Baptist Church. She was known for her beautiful hats, gloves, and handmade hanker-chiefs. Lizzie modeled in many fashion shows, and was often the muse of her son Karl. She had a beautiful voice and was featured on the radio and sang in the choir at Bethel COGIC, Lakewood, NJ.  Later Lizzie joined Macedonia Baptist Church and served as an usher and nurse.

Lizzie married Otha James Johnson, Sr., on December 12, 1951, and from this union five children were born: Otha Jr., Ernestine, Theresa, Sandra, and Karl.  Her children were the center of her world, and she often was the caregiver to many children in the neighborhood and to her precious grandchildren.

Lizzie is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Jeannette Davis, her daughter Ernestine, and son Karl.

The Lord saw fit to call Lizzie from labor to reward on May 9, 2023. She leaves to cherish her memory three loving children Otha James Johnson, Jr., Theresa Johnson, and Sandra Johnson; treasured nephew Lee "Sonny" Davis, Sr; adored grandchildren Shontell White, Nickeya Gordon, Yahmal Johnson, Sr., Yashica Decker, Shakeema Martin, Ernest Campbell, Rachael Campbell, Kei-Onna Ventura, Lascell Campbell, Glen Donaldson; six special god-children Denise Richardson Gandy, Launey E. Rivers, Jr., Gloria King, Franklyn Webb, Monty Neal, and Robin Phillips Marshall; dearest friends Evelyn Neal Matthews, Josephine Phillips, Julia Mae Webb and Daisy King; an adopted son Leonard Higgins; and a host of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends all who will miss her dearly.


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  1. Vivian M White says:

    Condolences to the family. We served together with the Nurses unit at Macedonia. She did love her hats.

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