Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings in heaven where the love of
our lost ones pour through and shine down upon us to let us know they are happy.
Lawrence Johnson lovingly known as ‘Skitch’ was born to the late Ruth Jones and Cesar Yeadon on September 16, 1936 in Cross, SC. He was raised in Cross and received his formal education in the Berkeley County School System. After graduating from Central High School, he moved to New York City.
While on vacation in Cross, Lawrence met his lovely wife, Mary Frazier, on the Amos Nathaniel Rogers Bridge. On January 17, 1958, they were married and remained committed for 61 years until his demise. They were blessed with eight children.
Lawrence was first employed at a New Jersey hospital, but he later changed his occupation and worked for Ford Motor Company until he retired in 1994. After retiring he relocated to Cross, South Carolina with his wife, where he reconnected to Jehovah A.M.E. Church and was a faithful member. While at Jehovah he served as Pro-Tem of the Trustee Board and was honored as Father-Of-The-Year. He volunteered with the America Red Cross and was a member of the Jehovah Lodge #351.
Lawrence leaves to cherish his memories: his beloved wife, Mary Johnson of the home; seven children, Tanga Johnson (Vincent), Catherine Johnson (Maurice), Kevin Johnson, Keith Johnson (Sharon), Yvonne Waltson, David Johnson (Lena), and Reverend Kennith Johnson, Sr. (Lorraine); daughter-in-law, Maria Rivera; eighteen grandchildren, Myisha, Tyre, Carlton, Zaria, Kevin Jr., Donald, David Jr., Kennith Jr., Kenyin, Quintin, Danielle, Daymond, Natalie, Iesha, Suelei, Keisha, Shalonda, and Adam; eight great-grandchildren, Donald, Cristian, Jermaine, Jaevon, Jayce, Justice, Arrei, and Kayden; five sisters, Shirley Bradshaw, Nellie Butler, Ruth Milton (Paul), Deloris Yeadon, and Hattie Simmons (Leroy); four brothers, Tommy Yeadon (Betty), Joseph Yeadon (Lauria), Nehemiah Gaillard, and Stanley Yeadon (Beverly); two sisters-in-law, Joyce Yeadon and Ernestine Yeadon; and one brother-in-law Johnny Bennett; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives, and sorrowing friends.
Lawrence ‘Skitch’ Johnson will now join his parents and
son, Donald Frasier, in the Loving arms of the Lord.
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