Lee Ethel Johnson Braxton
May 11, 1936 – Sept. 5, 2019
NATCHEZ— Services for Lee Ethel Johnson Braxton, 83, of Natchez, who died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, will be 11 a.m. Friday at East Mount Olive Baptist Church in Lorman, with the Rev. James Divine officiating.
Burial will follow at Pine Grove Christian Church Cemetery in Claiborne County under the direction of West Gate Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue Friday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
Mrs. Braxton was born May 11, 1936, in Crosby, the daughter of Joseph Johnson and Jessie B. Johnson.
She received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas, and a master’s degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge. Lee was a retired educator and was a member of the Pine Grove Christian Church in Claiborne County where she served as a deaconess.
Mrs. Braxton was also a member of the Adams County Retired Teachers Association, the Links, NAPAC, National Council of Negro Woman and the Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers Catherine Williams Club. She enjoyed baking cakes, growing plants, continuous learning and helping others.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Carl Johnson and Isom Johnson.
Survivors includeher husband, Lamar Braxton Sr., one son, Lamar Braxton Jr.; one brother, George Johnson; two sisters, Josie McClorine and husband, Elonzo, and Mae Smith; two goddaughters, Orelia Mazique and Deidre Robb; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to NAPAC.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at westgatefh.com.