Josephine “Jo” Lawrence Doxtater


Josephine “Jo” Lawrence Doxtater, 88, of Joaquin, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Paul Silvey and Bro. Ed Williams officiating. Interment will be held at Cool Springs Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.
Mrs. Doxtater was born October 11, 1928, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Arthur Joseph Lawrence and Lillie B. Hawthorne Lawrence.  She was a member of Helping Hands and First Baptist Church in Joaquin, where she served as a senior adult Sunday school class teacher for many years.
She is survived by
Harold Lawrence Doxtater and wife, Karen, of Lebanon, Tennessee
William Eugene Doxtater and wife, Cathy, of Houston
Stanley Doxtater and wife, Joyce, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Leanne Hyde
Brent Doxtater
Nancy Kapp
Karen Bender
Sandi Lowry
Sue Stechman
Brad Doxtater
15 Great Grandchildren
4 Great Great Grandchildren
Sister-in-law: Louise Lawrence of Center
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Husband: Harold Leroy Doxtater
Parents: Arthur Joseph Lawrence and Lillie B. Hawthorne Lawrence
Sister: Annette Permenter
Brothers: A.J. Lawrence, Murray Lawrence
Sister-in-law: Janice Lawrence
Brother-in-law: Mickey Permenter
Pallbearers will be Ricky Lawrence, Mark Lawrence, Chad Lawrence, Brad Lawrence, Brian Register, Matthew Mettauer, Jeremy Morvan and Nathan Phelps.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Joaquin, 100 Connell Ferry Road, Joaquin, Texas 75935 or DeSoto Parish Community Library, Logansport Branch, 203 Hwy 5, Logansport, Louisiana 71047.
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