Josephine Kay Lawton

06/23/1953 - 12/31/2023


Obituary For Josephine Kay Lawton

Josephine Kay Lawton was born Josephine Kay Johnson on Tuesday, June 23, 1953, to Queen Ivy and Joe Johnson Sr., in Palatka, Florida. Josephine was affectionately known to many as “Kat”. She was educated in the Putnam County School District, graduating in the class of 1973 from Palatka South High School known as the Braves.

Josephine was an entrepreneur, employing many through farming and logging. She was a Migrant Contractor and co-owner of KC Lawton Trucking. Kat had a special hand for sewing and gardening. She was a great cook and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Josephine found holiness at a young age. She served as the first Secretary for Grace & Truth Deliverance under the care of Dr. Apostle Cora Fells. As the world turned, so did Josephine. She was ordained as an Evangelist of the gospel and served on many ministries at Life Changing Outreach Ministries under the leadership of Bishop Keith and Pastor Judy Woodard for the last 24 years. Evangelist Lawton was a true believer and her faith allowed her to survive breast cancer twice.

Josephine is preceded in death by her parents, Queen Ivy and Joe Johnson Sr., children, Sharon Trower Walker and Nevada Grice, siblings, Joe “Jack” Johnson Jr., Joseph Johnson, Henry Johnson, Dazerine Fuller and Catherine Palmer, aunts, Blanche Jones and Estella Jones, uncles, James “Bubba” Jones Sr. and Abe “Duggie” Jones Jr., and other relatives.

To cherish the life and legacy of Josephine Kay Lawton are, husband, Charlie Lawton Sr.; daughters, Lashonda Grice and Charlene Lawton; sons, Leonard Grice Jr., Lenny Grice, Edward Lawton and Eddie Lawton; bonus children, Charles Mimiage, Anthony Redding, Erica Seymour, Christopher Bell, Charles (Kim) Thomas, Ingrid Armstrong and Vanessa Armstrong; siblings, Prophetess Rebecca Boykin and Joseph “Ray” (Bobbie) Johnson; Sister in laws, Pastor Judy (Bishop Keith) Woodard and Ollie Johnson; brother in law, Ralph (Valerie) Graham; aunt, Beaulah Jones; favorite niece, Melissa Victory; god child, Apostle Shenadoah Session Willis; favorite grandchild, Ja’zire “Zi Zi” Session; grandchildren, Thomas, Quent, Jaeshaun, Kaylia, Clara, Kewanna, Chris, Andre, Darius, Diamante, Nevaeh, Shy'asis, Jaylan, Eddie, Chloe, Emahrya, Mi Amor, Emory, Pharoah and Marcus; great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, church family and friends.

Josephine Kay Lawton transitioned from labor to reward on Sunday, December 31, 2023, at Palatka Center for Rehabilitation and Healing Center in Palatka, Florida.


12 Jan


05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Life Changing Outreach Ministries Inc. 109 N Beech Street Palatka, Florida 32177 Get Directions »
13 Jan


12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

The Emerge Church of Palatka 1015 Washington Street Palatka , Florida 32177 Get Directions »
13 Jan

Celebration of Life

02:00 PM

The Emerge Church of Palatka 1015 Washington Street Palatka, FL 32177 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 01/19/2024

    My thoughts of Josephine was she was quiet, easy smile and humble beautiful soul during our school days at Central Academy. My condolences to the entire family.

  • 01/13/2024

    Our condolences and prayers to the entire family may God's peace and comfort keep you. with love. Randy&Valorie Graham

  • 01/13/2024

    Apostle Charles & Elect Lady Tasha Brown sends our love and thoughts during this difficult time. We are praying for you all (Titernasier Deliverance Outreach Ministries)

  • 01/09/2024

    To my family, I love each and every one of you. I pray that God bless each of us and get us through this difficult time.

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