In Memoriam: Lawrence Johnson

Partial Obituary & Service Information

 Obituaries

Published Thursday, May 7, 2020

Black and White Image of a White Roses and a Burning Candle

Lawrence Johnson III passed away at the age of 80 on Monday, May 4 at his residence in Memphis.

In 1976, Lawrence established Lawrence Johnson, REALTORS®, one of the largest and most successful real estate firms in the Mid-South. He was a broker and a longtime member of MAAR. He previously served on the MAAR Board of Directors and was the first African-American to be awarded lifetime membership with the MAAR Multi Million Dollar Club.

A public visitation service for Lawrence will be held Saturday, May 9 at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Middle Baptist Church, where Lawrence was a longtime members and deacon. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only ten (10) people will be allowed in the sanctuary at a time.

A homegoing service featuring family, friends and church members will be held at 12:30 p.m. after the public visitation. The homegoing service will be streamed on Facebook Live and shared on R. S. Lewis & Son's Facebook page. Burial service will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.