Willie Horace Lawson October 19, 1938 - July 4, 2007
Willie Horace Lawson is now resting in the loving arms of Jesus. In life he was untied in holy matrimony to Adelaide Saunja Clark on October 2, 1960 and was blessed with 2 lovely children, Horatio A and Towanna P Lawson. He will be most remembered for his zeal and determination to succeed in business in spite of becoming a paraplegic in 1970. He taught his childern that how we think about our lives makes a difference in how we experience our lives. His wife of 47 years will never forget her handsome, loving, devoted husband. He will be greatly missed and joyfully remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Services by Murray Brothers Funeral Home
Martha Jean Johnson "Nana"
June 19, 1943 - November 10, 2006
Ms. Martha Jean Johnson was born in Gainesville, Texas to the late Eugene and Helen Bowen. Ms. Johnson grew up and lived in Atlanta and Union City, she was a homemaker. She was saved at an early age and attended Milford Church of God. Her house was a haven to all. Everyone could come to "Nana's." No one left their unfed or unloved. She especially loved children and teens and welcomed them with open arms. So many people, of all ages, in the community hung out at her house and came to her wake and funeral. "My mom was always involved in school activities. She was the Girl Scout Leader, PTA Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and President and the grade mother for us all. She went on all of our fieldtrips and volunteered daily. She volunteered just as much for the grandkids as well. She was the kids' biggest fan in whatever they did. She loved her babies so much and she hung on so long, becasue she didn't want to leave any of us."
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters Peggy, Sonya, Monica,Carmen, and son Larry, 17 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, life long companions Larry Pullen and Jesse Richardson, an aunt, a niece, cousins, sisters and brothers in law. Services were conducted by Holly Hill Funeral Home, Fairburn, Georgia.
Mrs. Norman Jean Ball Going Home
Mrs. Norman Jean Simpson Ball
Her Children Rise Up and Call Her Blessed July 22, 1941 - November 2, 2006
Mrs. Norma Jean Simpson Ball was born to the late Joseph and Eva Simpson in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was adored by her children Willietta, Audrey, Angela, Eric, Derrick, Shannon, and Johanna. She is survived by her devoted brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and her mother in law.
Norma will be missed in the political arena where she served on the Election Commission, East Lake Neighborhood Association and Jefferson Street Heights Neighborhood Association. She cared for many throughout the Memorial Hospital Certifiec Nurses Assistance Program.
She shared the love of Jesus with everyone she came in contact. In times of trouble she was the first one there and last to leave. She confidently, comforted many with these words, "We'll pray, God will hear and make a way!" Her legacy is a life that will continue to inspire all who knew and loved her. Service of loving memory by Franklin-Strickland Funeral Directors, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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Peace be Thine
The Maddox Family Carriage
James "Bud" Maddox
James "Bud" Maddox was born on January 25, 1930 to the late Buddy Maddox and Josephone Butler Redding. He departed this life on Sunday October 15, 2006. At a very early age he joined St John AME Church. He worked for the Enterprise Aluminum Company for more than 30 years. Bud Maddox known to some as "Bud Weems" was a blessed man and a beloved man - when he loved, he loved hard. He was an avid horse lover, a just man and a funny man, a good friend, brother, son and father. Final arrangements by Putnam Memorial Funeral Home, Eatonton, Ga.