Catherine (Kathi) Johnson, age 73 of Bethlehem, GA formerly of Lawrenceville passed away Monday, November 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 48 years Doyle F. Johnson in 2014. She is survived by children, Wallace W. Johnson and wife Paula, Michael D. Johnson and wife Connie, Kelly K. Johnson and husband David Green; brother, Wallace Lanphear and wife Anna of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Wesley, Allison, Victoria, Rachel, Ryan, and Riley Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Johnson grew up in Tarpon Springs, FL and moved to Lawrenceville in 1967. She was a faithful member of the Wesley Class of Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church and served as assistant Treasurer, was a charter member of the Hannah Circle and served with Meals on Wheels. She served as a Red Cross volunteer for many years and served in many volunteer capacities with Gwinnett County Schools. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend leaving a wonderful legacy. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville with Dr. Bill Burch officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Those desiring may send flowers or make a donation to the First United Methodist Church, 395 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 or to Lawrenceville Co-Op Ministry, 176 Church Street, P.O. Box 1328, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. Wally and Michael,
    I’m so sorry to hear this news. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  2. Wally, Michael, and Kelly,

    Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, Please accept our most heartfelt condolences.

    Jeff & Kelli Kane

  3. Wallace and Michael
    Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Carey and I will pray that the Lord will give you strength and courage during these difficult times.
    With kindest regards,

  4. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Love ya,
    Pamela, David, Brenna, Leila and Ruthie

  5. Wally and Michael
    We are saddened to hear of you Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this difficult time.
    Robin and JK

  6. I only knew Catherine for a short time. We tried to help each other through the loss of our individual husbands. My prayers are now with her and her entire family. I will certainly miss her.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful and wonderful woman. We are so blessed to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  8. Wally, Michael and Kelly
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was a sweet dear person. Please know you are all very much in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
    With love
    Judy Clay

  9. Wallace and Michael, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom was a lovely and thoughtful lady and will be missed by everyone whom she touched….

  10. Wally, Michael and Kelly
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a kind and gracious lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you walk through this valley.

  11. Kathi was truly a real gem of a lady! I always looked forward to getting that hug from her each time I saw her. The Wesley Sunday School class has certainly lost one of our matriarch leaders, supporter, and friend. While we will all miss her dearly, we know that she is now reunited with Doyle and with that she will be eternally happy and at peace.

    May God bless and comfort the Johnson family during this time of great sorrow and loss.

    Norris Garmon
    Wesley Sunday School Class
    Lawrenceville FUMC

  12. Kathi was my beloved friend and sister in Christ. she was such a lovely encourager and cheerleader for not only me but the Wesley Class as a whole. she had a gentle and kind word for everyone and made everyone feel at home in her presence. Kathi was a precious lovely friend to me and i will miss her. my prayers go out to her family, whom she loved so much, for the Lord to hold you all in His loving arms and give you peace for the days ahead. your mother was dearly loved and i am thankful for having known her!!
    Dianne Nau
    Wesley Sunday School Class
    Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church

  13. Dearest Michael and others , may you cherish beautiful memories of your Mom and your Dad, as they are joined together again with our Heavenly Father. Although I didn’t have the honor of getting to know them that well, what I did see was the warmth towards each other and you, children. Michael, after our Mission Trip to Puerto Rico, I remember the group met at your parents’ home. The atmosphere at their home was peaceful and full of gentleness, and love for family. Kathi and Doyle were great role models of what a Christian couple should be. They will no doubt be missed deeply by your family and all who knew them, but just imagine the celebration of two such dear people going on in Heaven! Blessings, Susan Bishop

  14. Dear family. Deloris and I were so sad to hear of Kathi. We have known her for many years as a member of the Wesley Class of the First United Methodist Church. She was a wonderful person and a dear friend. She will be missed. Our love to all the family at this time. Reid and Deloris Mullins

  15. Wally,
    I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Both your mom and dad in what seems like such a short time.
    Stacee & I pray that the God of all comfort bring supernatural peace on your family during this season.
    God bless these upcoming holidays as you celebrate your mom’s life with a tender Thanksgiving.
    very sincerely, Jim

  16. Wallace, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was so sweet to our family always and especially during my mom’s illness.
    A truly beautiful person to know. All my prayers to your family

    Sincerely, Kirk McMillan

  17. I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was always such a special friend to Marguerite and myself when we were on the church staff. She was always generous with her time and service to her church. I will miss her as well as your Dad.

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