JoAnne Burns Suggs, 76, of Trion, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Suggs was born in Athens, Georgia on May 27, 1940, to the late James E. Burns and Margaret Barnette Burns. She was a past member of the Trion United Methodist Church, but until failing health had been attending the Subligna Church of Christ. Mrs. Suggs was a member and past president of the Lion’s Club, was a former Girl Scout Leader, was a volunteer for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and was strongly involved and supportive of all of her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Suggs had been employed as a Registered Nurse, but her most treasured times were being a mother and grandmother, and spending time with family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph “Larry” Suggs; a brother, Jimmy Burns; and brothers-in-law, Dan Clemmer and Robert Suggs.
Mrs. Suggs is survived by her children and their spouses, Jeff and Bobbi Suggs, Todd and Sue Suggs, and Sharon and Scott Sanford; brother-n-law and sisters-in-law, Becky Suggs, Tom and Joyce Suggs and Mary Ann Clemmer; grandchildren, Adam Suggs, Jordan Suggs, David Powell, Daniel Sanford, James and Bailey Suggs; Sarah and Michael Peppers, Shayna Suggs, Josh Suggs, Jacob and CC Gill and Logan Suggs; great grandchildren, Emmitt Cheek, Noah Gill, Chance Cheek, Ethan Cheek and Jack Dooley; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Suggs will be held Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. David Autry officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Adam Suggs, Jordan Suggs, David Powell, Daniel Sanford, James Suggs, Sarah Peppers, Shayna Suggs, Jacob Gill and Josh Suggs. Honorary Pallbearers will be Logan Suggs, who is currently serving in the United States Air Force.
Mrs. Suggs will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Saturday, April 1 from 5-8 p.m.
The Suggs family respectfully asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.