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Marcia Jean Lawton

August 11, 1942 ~ June 6, 2021 (age 78)


Marcia Jean Lawton, age 78 of Lake City, passed away on June 6, 2021  at her son’s home in Lake City.

Marcia was born August 11, 1942  in Lansing, to Robert and  Lucille (Haeske) White.

She graduated from Grand Ledge High School and continued her education at Michigan State University where she became a music major. Whenever she had a chance, she loved to play the piano and organ. Many times for churches and senior centers, and taught music lessons to children.

She loved to throw parties for all occasions and invite all of her family and friends. She loved attending the Lake City Senior Center where she entertained on the piano and also met Wayne Lawton.

Marcia and Wayne were married on July 23, 2010 in Lapeer and became very involved with the Gideons International together and Marcia actively continued after Wayne’s  passing  in 2011.

Marcia was known as the Cookie Lady as she made very beautifully decorated sugar cookies for everyone and for every occasion. Her brother, Brian also shared that Marcia had always wanted to be a clown, which, if you knew her, you would totally see why.

Marcia loved her family, with all of her heart. Her friends were very important to her also. Her smile and personality were very contagious to all who knew her !  Above all things, she was a Christian women who loved the Lord with all of her heart.

She was survived by her son Troy Totton and daughter in law Jenny of Lake City, her grandchildren:  Austin, Lilie, Justice, Rayce, Justin, Darren, Lina and great grandchildren: Carter, Cooper, Maelynn and Ruby. A brother Brian White of Lakeland, Florida also survives her.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Robert and Lucille White and husband, Wayne.

Marcia Jean Lawton lived a very beautiful blessed life.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Calvary Baptist Church in Lake City.

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