Johnson, Jo Ann

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Jo Ann Johnson
Jo Ann Johnson

Jo Ann Johnson, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019, at her residence. 

She graduated from Orange Grove in 1984. Jo Ann was a member of Greater New Home Missionary Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mozella Johnson; sisters, Ruth “Jackie” Scott, Barbara Jean Mitchell; aunts, Ida Benford and Lillie Sims; uncle, Gibson Sims. 

Survivors include her sisters, Joyce Ann (Robert) Johnson of Georgia, Sandra Kay Bush of Jacksonville, FL, and Charlotte Lingo of Chattanooga; brothers, Richard “Rickey” (Dorothy) Johnson of Austin, TX and Alonzo Johnson of Chattanooga; uncles, Ned Sims, Waymen Sims, and James Sims; aunts, Rose Lee Sims, Julie Pettyjohn, Ernestine Terrell Sims, Ophella Terrell Sims, Shirley Ann Carter Sims, Mae Frances Blount Sims, and Fredine Jordan Sims, all of Chattanooga; special nephews, Leonard Coleman, Jr. and Len’Torry Coleman; special nieces, Lucille H. Johnson, Aliyah Coleman and Alyssia Coleman; brother-in-law, Leonard Coleman, Sr. of Chattanooga; several other nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends. 

She will lie in state on Friday, April 12, after 1 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at Greater New Home Missionary Baptist Church with Elder G.M. Spotts as the eulogist. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.


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