Jo Anne Johnson, age 72, of Crossnore, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, NC.

She was born on November 29, 1945 in Washington County, Tennessee, a daughter of Moryl Johnson and Charlotte Bowman Johnson.

Jo attended Crossnore Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels, weekly breakfasts with her dear friend Joda Ollis, gardening and nature, reading and studying her Bible, hiking, and pets. Jo loved to create beautiful and elaborate tea luncheons. She deeply loved her family, friends, cats, and, most of all, the Lord, and she always maintained a spirit of being "so thankful" no matter what came her way.

She will be greatly missed by her family and this community.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Tasha Reid of Raleigh and Newland, NC; beloved "grand-dog" Rolo; sister, Brenda (Randy) Sessions of Stone Mountain, GA; nieces, Michelle Sessions of Kennesaw, GA and Crystal (Daniel) Floyd of Stone Mountain, GA; great-niece, Sadie Floyd of Stone Mountain, GA; and many dearly loved cousins.

A memorial service for Jo will be held on Friday August 17, 2018 at 4 PM in the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kathy Campbell officiating. The Visitation will be on Friday August 17, 2018 starting at 3 PM and going until the service hour at 4 PM. Inurnment will be in the John Johnson Cemetery at a later date.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the wonderful staff of Cannon Memorial Hospital and the Waters of Roan Highlands Nursing Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Avery County Senior Center, 165 Schultz St. Newland, NC 28657.

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The care of Jo and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.
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