Mrs. Marylou (Lawson) Johnson, 87, of Hartford, died Friday May 5, 2017, in the early morning hours, at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford.
Marylou was born in Marion, S.C., and was the daughter of the late Moses and Victoria (Dukes) Lawson. Marylou was predeceased by her husband, James Johnson, who moved on to Glory on July 31, 2007. She was a faithful member of Bethesda Apostolic Church in New Britain, along with her husband. Marylou was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, always putting family first. Sadly, she was predeceased by two of her children, daughter Shirley Johnson, and son Jerome Johnson, both of Hartford. Marylou also saw the passing of many other family members: her brothers, Willie Lawson (Georgia) and Abraham Lawson (New York). her sisters, Gussie Mae Akiens (New York), Ellen Robenson (South Carolina), Lillie Mae Lawson (New York), and Alice Foxworth (New Britain).
Marylou is survived by her five daughters, Hattie Mae Foster (North Carolina), Carol Johnson (Hartford), Muriel Woodbury (Hartford), Penelope Johnson (Hartford), and Margaret Johnson, (Hartford); her three sons, Isiah Johnson and wife Joyce (New Britain), Marion Johnson Sr. and wife Theresa (Hartford), and Calvin Johnson (Hartford). She also leaves behind a special sister-in-law, Mattie Lawson of Georgia; 25 grandchildren 35 grea- grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her special cousins from New York and South Carolina, the Dukes Family.
Homegoing Celebration for Marylou will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Bethesda Apostolic Church, 249 Stanley St., New Britain, with Bishop Dale I. Shaw, Pastor, presiding. Committal service and final resting place will be in Fairview Cemetery, 120 Smalley St., New Britain. Relatives and friends may call at Bethesda Apostolic Church on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Service of Comfort provided by the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain. To extend condolences to the Johnson family or to share a memory of Marylou, please visit shakerfuneralhome.com.