JoAnn Higgins Jones, 75, a resident of Cleveland, TN, died on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at the home of her daughter.
She was the daughter of the late Reverend Leonard Higgins and Della Parris Higgins; and was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Jones; son, Danny Jones; and daughter, Barbara Jones.
She was a very giving person and a very loving mother and grandmother. She loved to watch golf on television, was a longtime employee at Burlington Woolen Mills until it closed and was a member of Covenant Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Laney and her husband Steve of Madisonville; grandchildren, Chris Widener and his wife Tiffany, Courtney Payne, Marcus Jones and his wife Lana and Michael Jones all of Cleveland; great-grandchildren, Miah Widener, Rylin Widener, Kayleigh Jones, Kynlee Jones and Kyson Fairfield; four brothers, Reverend Ray Higgins and his wife Jetty of Cleveland, Reverend Gary Higgins and his wife Pam of Cleveland, Roy Higgins and his wife Becky of Cleveland and Gene Higgins and his wife Brenda of Nashville; two sisters, Alice Vaughn and her husband Reverend James Vaughn of Cleveland and Louise Cabrera and her husband Jeff of Cleveland; her best friend, Chassie Norman of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 at Covenant Baptist Church with Reverend James Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Jerry Mason, Mark Cabrera, Ricky Vaughn, Keifer Ashba, Jake Moats, Keegan Cabrera and Andrew Harrold serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffery Cabrera, Ricky Musgrove and Steve Laney. The body will be at the Church for viewing from 12-1 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, November 9 at Jim Rush Funeral Homes, Wildwood Avenue Chapel who is in charge of the arrangements.