|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1927|
|Death: ||Nov., 2011|
Lawanta Mace was born on October 5, 1927 in Edmond, Oklahoma. She was the oldest daughter and the second child of Ernest T. Johnson and Georgia Rosebud Johnson. She attended Edmond schools and remained a lifelong resident of the Edmond area. On February 3, 1947 she eloped with Lowell
C. Mace to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where they were married. In 1952 their daughter, Connie Mace, was born and in 1959 Richard Dixon joined the family. Jessica Dixon joined the family the next year. From the time of their marriage until 1970, Lawanta and Lowell owned and operated a dairy farm east of Edmond near Jones, Oklahoma. Lawanta was famous for cooking huge meals for the family and family hands. You could not walk into her house and stay more than five minutes without her saying "Have you had anything to eat?"
Lord knows no one was ever going to go hungry around her. Many will remember her cooking at Oakdale School; some will remember having their hair done at her beauty shop and others will remember her working in the art department at
UCO. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, sister Janie Miller, Janie's husband Billy Gene Miller, and their children,Sherra Jean Miller and Sharon Miller, her brothers, Bob Johnson and Marion Johnson, Marion's wife Freddie Lee Johnson, and Jessica Dixon. She is survived by her daughter, Connie Mace and fiancée John Dill, Richard Dixon and his wife, Vickie, Richards three children: Gregg Dixon, Christi Deboer and Cassady Dixon and Richards four children: Shaun Dixon, Caleb Dixon, Rachel Dixon and Adam
Deboer. She is also survived by her brother Bill Johnson, his family, her sister-in-law, Kay Johnson, along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family expresses a special thank you to Dr. John Wilkinson at Mercy Hospital for his compassionate care and to the nurse is on 4C and 5C. A special thank you also to her niece Georgia Holcomb, and to Miss Sherry Garrett,Miss Juanita Holloway,Mrs.Ethel Guyton,Miss Cecilia McConnon and Miss Bobby Holiday for keeping her happy and comfortable in her last years.
Services will be at 2:00 pm on Monday,Novenber 28,2011 in the chapel at Matthews Funeral Home,601 S. Kelly Ave., Edmond,Okla.
Ernest T Johnson (1908 - 1938)
Georgia A. Johnson (1884 - 1965)
Lowell Claud Mace (1925 - 1988)
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