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Graveside Service

Lakeview Memorial Park
Wednesday August 10th, 2022

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Wednesday August 10th, 2022

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Dawn Lankford Johnson

Dawn Lankford Johnson, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior early Monday, August 8th, 2022.

We celebrate her life lived for Jesus. There will be a graveside service, 1:00 PM, Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Lakeview Memorial Gardens with Mr. Mark Shelley officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the home of Alex Valencsin (6045 Summit Ave., Browns Summit).


We acknowledge the marvelous works of God in her as a hardworking woman, wife, sister, mother, and devoted grandmother. Dawn was a woman who prayed, a woman who loved, and a woman who stood for Truth. She was a woman who was loved by her Savior. She was treasured on earth by family and friends who she never missed an opportunity to care for through prayer. She was a faithful wife and mother, leaving a legacy of love and faith in Jesus. Today, God's work in her is complete and she stands perfectly clothed for eternity before Him.


Proverbs 31:28-31 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.


We love you, Mom! We love you Mamaw! We can't wait to see you again in Glory. Meow Meow.


Dawn was proceeded in death by the love of her life, Smith Johnson; her parents, Joe and Vastie Lankford; her siblings Bobby Lankford, Danny Lankford, Jeanette Lewis, and Shirley Weaver.


She is survived by her children Sandy Troxler (Wayne) and Dwight Johnson (Sheryl); grandchildren Alex Valencsin (Steven), Becca Carter (James), Ethan Johnson, and Brantley Johnson; 5 great grandchildren; sisters Mary Pate (Joe), and Sandra Carrier (Fritz); and a large extended family.


Memorial contributions may be made to Shannon Hills Bible Chapel, 900 W Vandalia Road, Greensboro, NC 27406.


Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

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Sandy, Alex, Becca and family - what a powerful legacy! I wish I'd had the privilege of knowing Dawn/Mom/Maw-Maw/Meow-Meow. But through this beautiful video it's clear that God richly blessed her with a lot of family and many precious memories together. Sandy, your peace from the assurance of her relationship with Jesus is evident. Holly and I are thinking of y'all and praying for you as you remember, recall the blessings and adjust to a season of separation before you are reunited with her and our Savior. In Him, Jeff

Jeff Miller Aug 11 2022 12:17 PM

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Greg Thompson Aug 10 2022 3:31 PM

Sandra and Mary I am so sorry for your loss of your sister. Having lived beside your family for about six years I knew the family well. Danny and I were the same age, your family was always friendly and kind to .me. Sorry I will not be able to attend the service or able to come for visitation. My thoughts and prayers for each of you and your family in the coming days. May God bless and comfort each of you.

Donnie Barnett, I would enjoy hearing from you later once again God bless you and your family always.
My number is 910 523 1917

Donnie Barnett. Aug 10 2022 9:29 AM

So sorry for your loss Sandy.❤

Marie Benton Aug 9 2022 10:14 PM

Surely be missed. So glad I met her. Lots of prays. She was Special.

Katherine Johnson Aug 9 2022 9:46 PM

Going to miss you, Aunt Dawn. I am going to miss your fellowship and coming by to see you and talk with you. You were a huge help to talk with someone that knew my mom and share the good times about Rankin Basketball. I will always have good memories of when I would come and see you and Smith. I love you, Dawn.
Greg Thompson

Benson Gregory Thompson Aug 9 2022 7:49 PM

I worked with Dawn for many years at Carolina Steel. She always had a smile , very polite , courteous, and always helpful. Extremely grateful to have known her. A very wonderful person to be around. She will be missed, but I know she is in Heaven now!

Jerry Smith Aug 9 2022 1:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dawn Johnson

Sherry Abernathy Aug 9 2022 11:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dawn Johnson

Sandra Stone Aug 9 2022 11:36 AM

Sandra, Mary and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Dawn was a sweet ladies and I know she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. I worked at Jefferson when she and Sandra were both working there. Keeping all of you in my prayers during this difficult time!

Gretta Burgess Maxey Aug 9 2022 2:00 AM

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