JoAnn Johnson, 76, passed away on January 3, 2021, in a local hospital in Chattanooga.
She was formerly a member of New Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church and later became a member of Christian Fellowship C. P. Church.
She was born on May 7, 1944, in Chattanooga, to the late Mr. Berry D. Johnson and Mrs. Ollie
Waters Johnson- Shropshire. JoAnn attended Howard High School in the 1960s, where she was instrumental in the sit-in demonstrations at Woolworth and Kress’ department stores. JoAnn was employed as a CNA for 25 years with Hamilton County Nursing Home, now known as the Health Center at Standifer Place.
Survivors include two daughters, Valarie D. Johnson and Inez (Desi) Lawrence, Chattanooga; two sons, Alvin Davis and Marvin Davis, Chattanooga; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great- great grandchild; one brother, Mr. Edgar Carson, Nashville Tennessee; a devoted niece, Ollie Bray; devoted nephew, Brad Johnson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
A public viewing will be held 2-6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the funeral home.
An 11 a.m. graveside service will be held on Friday, Jan. 15. Pastor Eric K. Jones will be the officiant. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Arrangements are by John P Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622–9995.