Cover photo for Joanna Lawhon's Obituary
Joanna Lawhon Profile Photo

Joanna Lawhon

August 21, 1945 — March 1, 2024


Joanna Lawhon

MRS. JOANNA LAWHON, resident of Sherwood AR and former resident of McCrory AR, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. She was 78 years of age.


Visitation and services will be held Thursday, March 7th, at Immaculate Conception Church in North Little Rock, AR. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, Rosary will begin at 10:45 am, and Mass will begin at 11:00 am with Father Desan, officiating. Graveside services will be held following Mass at Fakes Cemetery in McCrory AR at approximately 2:00 pm.


Mrs. Lawhon was born in Marche, Arkansas on August 21, 1945, the daughter of Peter and Pauline Jaworski. She was raised in Marche Arkansas with her seven brothers and sisters. Mrs. Lawhon was a graduate of Sylvan Hills High School and soon after she moved to New York City to pursue a career. After sometime in New York, Joanna returned home and met the love of her life, Noal Lawhon.


In 1968 Joanna married J. Noal Lawhon II and together they had three children, Sheree Stasia Winder, J. Noal Lawhon III and Thane Joal (T.J.) Lawhon. In their early years, she and Noal worked side by side at the family business, Lawhon Farm Services in McCrory AR. Soon after Sheree was born, Joanna left her position with the company and chose to stay home devoting her life to her children. She was a dedicated mother always there to lend an ear or help in any way.


Joanna’s love of travel and desire to see new places led her all over the world. From Alaska to Poland, she never stopped learning about new places and planning the next trip. When she and Noal weren’t visiting new places, you could find her walking the mall or up on the Hill calling the Hogs. Joanna loved the University of Arkansas Razorbacks.


Joanna was a loyal member of the Catholic church and often participated in Immaculate Conception Church’s Altar society.


Joanna is survived by her daughter, Sheree Winder of Bauxite, son, T.J. Lawhon and wife Mandy of Little Rock, five grandchildren, Katelyn, Kinsley and Carter Winder of Bauxite, and Evan Marie and Jay Lawhon of Little Rock, and three siblings, Paul Jaworski and wife Karen of North Little Rock, AR, Marie Kitchens and husband Bob of Cornelius, NC, and Regina Smith of McCrory, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband Noal, one son, J. Noal (Trey) Lawhon III, parents, Peter and Pauline Jaworski, six siblings, Andrew Jaworski, Peter John Jaworski, John Jaworski, Josephine Jaworski, Eva Pfeifer, and Anna Zanoff, and son-in-law Bob Winder.


Pallbearers are Doug Smith, Wayne Smith, Bill Crawford, Garrin Smith, Travis Jaworski, and Mark McCaslin. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Currie, Don Compton, Randy Currier, and Fred Weatherly.


Memorials may be sent to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 7000 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116.

Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas, 72114, 501-758-1170.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joanna Lawhon, please visit our flower store.
In light of increasing scams, all guestbook entries will now be approved by us. At Smith Family Funeral Homes, safeguarding the privacy and personal memories of your loved ones for family and friends is our top priority. We appreciate your understanding and patience.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 702

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree