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Joanne Ware

Obituary Date: Friday 17th June 2022

Ms. Joanne Ware was a caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She departed this earthly life on Friday, June 17, 2022, after serving 75 years on the Lord’s battlefield. Joanne was born on November 9, 1946, to the union of Boots and Delma Ware in Gainesville, Ga. The fifth of 11 children. She accepted Christ at an early age at Sanders Chapel (later renamed Rucker Memorial Baptist Church) and began to carry out her mission. She received her formal education at EE Bulter. Ms. Ware moved to Jacksonville, Fl, in 1985 and continued to carry out her mission at St, John Missionary Baptist Church. She served on the Usher Board, Pastors Aid Board, Church Anniversary Committee as well as many other areas of the church. Joanne had a servant’s heart and a smile that could light up a room. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, home decorating, traveling, landscaping and gardening. Joanne is preceded in death by her parents (Boots and Delma Ware), one brother, Leroy Randolph, three sisters, Annie Lois Ware Thomas, Janet K. Ware and Doris A. Ware. Joanne’s celebration of life will be remembered by her three daughters, Marcia Brown (Michael) of Clinton, MD., Lisa Ware Howard (Alfonzo) of Upper Marlboro, MD and Angela W. Edwards (Roddy) of Tuscaloosa, Al, 2 grandchildren, Amber Edwards and Roddy D. Edwards, Jr. of Tuscaloosa, Al. Life long Friend, Melvin Faulkner, Jr. Her siblings, Herschel Wells, Johnny (Mattie Lee) Harris, Jerrald Ware , Brenda Mize all of Gainesville, Ga. Bernice Ware of Decatur, Ga.; Michael (Janet) Ware of Hampton, Ga and Edna Parker of Norfork, Va. Sister’s in Love, LeJerdis(Reggie) Johnson and Betty Lou Chester. Daughters in Love, Patricia Kidd, Katrina Norris and Sylvia Smith. Sons in Love, Travis (Meco) Hawks and James Demetrius Smith. Best Friend (BFF) Terri Hargrove affectionately known as “Lou Lou”. Very dear friends, Vandalia Smith, Cheryl Bohannah, Debra Lewis, Terrell(Tammy) Faulkner and members of “The Birthday Club”. A host of nieces, nephews, friends and church members.

It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother Ms .Joanne Ware on June17,2022. A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Viewing will be Wednesday, June 22.2022, between the hours of 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Family will receive family and friends from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM at Wimberly Funeral Home, 325 Summit Street, Gainesville, GA
The Celebration of life will be 1:00 Thursday June 23,2022 at the Rucker Memorial Baptist Church 2251 Floyd Rd, Gainesville.
Interment will be at the Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville.
Arrangements entrusted to  Wimberly Funeral  Home, 325 Summit St., Gainesville, Ga;770-536-3251

Funeral Date
06/23/2022 at 1:00PM
Funeral Home
Wimberly Funeral Home
(770) 536-3251
325 Summit St SE , Gainesville 30501