Joanne H. Newman Johnson The daughter of Joe and Polly Hawkins, Joanne was born and grew up in Murphy N.C. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, GA. and a former member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church of Murphy N.C. Joanne retired after forty plus years with The Coca Cola Company. She has been active in the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, Coca Cola board of directors for the Coca Cola alumni association, Business, Professional Women and First United Methodist Women and Genealogy, and a very active member in the First United Methodist Joy class. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Johnson, her parents, Polly and Joe Hawkins, sister, Frances Price, brothers, J.C Hawkins, Howard Hawkins, Johnny Hawkins and son Jeff Johnson. She is survived by her children, Lisa Murchison, Jean and Keith Young, Sandy and Steve Morris, Judy Bell, and Steve and Kristen Johnson, grandchildren Jamie and Kristi Murchison, Brad Murchison, Robert and William Johnson, Caroline Young, LeeAnn Morris, Ashleigh Morris, Brennan Morris, Rachael Bell, Carmen and Ryan Johnson, and great-grandson Doyle Murchison. Also survived by brother Joe Hawkins, sisters in law Gail and Kay Hawkins and special nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers Joanne has asked for donations be made to either The First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, GA or the Shady Grove Cemetery in Murphy, N.C. A funeral will be held Saturday January 12th at 2:00pm at The First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville located at 395 W Crogan St. Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Any additional service announcements can be found at the Wages and Sons website link below.

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  1. Joanne will be Missed, And Remembered, It is not what is written or etched in stone that will last , it is what was woven into the hearts and lives of other that will remain, Joanne touched many lives.

  2. Jamie & family, we are very saddened by the news of JoAnns passing. Such a sweet and precious lady. Sending our thoughts & prayers for all of you during this difficult time. Love you all, Stoney & Lisa Standridge

  3. I’m so sad for the family’s loss. JoAnne was a beautiful and sweet lady. She was always very helpful to everyone. May your memories be of great comfort in days ahead.


  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. Prayers will be going up for you and your family for the days ahead.

  6. Condolences to Family and Friends. Joanne will be missed by Many, especially the retired women of The Coca-Cola Company Luncheon group

  7. Dear Lisa and family – so sad to learn of your mom’s passing. Though I didn’t know her well I appreciated all her work when I got to the Archives. She was a great person and employee. God bless you all and keep you through this difficult valley. Well done good and faithful servant!

  8. Dear family,
    We will greatly miss Joanne. We are so sorry for your loss and hope that God will wrap His arms around you in the coming days. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you all. ~ Keith and Debbie Hawkins

  9. So saddened by the news of Joanne ‘s passing. What a wonderful cousin, she Loved Everyone and Gave Freely of herself. I always Loved seeing her at the Family Reunions in Murphy, Joanne will be missed. God Bless You All and take solace knowing that she is Smiling upon You now from Heaven.

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