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JoAnn Jackson

JoAnn Jackson, age 78, of Athens, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Life Care Center of Athens.

A native of Meigs County, former resident of North Texas and current resident of Athens, she was a daughter of the late John Joseph and Sallie Ann Shoemaker Jackson. 

She was a former employee of the Salvation Army where she began playing the piano for Sunday services and eventually handled all of the accounts receivable for the corporation.  After moving back to Tennessee she began volunteering with Emmitt and Carlon Morgan at several nursing homes in the area mainly Life Care Center of Athens.  She enjoyed crocheting dish rags, wash cloths and baby blankets to give to others. 

Preceded in death by:

  • Two brothers, James Jackson and Clayton Jackson


  • One daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Cody Brooks  of Mesquite, TX
  • One son and daughter-in-law, James and Melody Hicks  of Plano, TX
  • Four Grandchildren,  Misty Lote, Kevin Lote, Heather Hicks and Megan Hicks;
  • Eight great-grandchildren;
  • Several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Emmitt Morgan officiating.

The interment will follow at Rocky Springs Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 2-3 PM, Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. 

Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/JoAnn-Jackson.

  Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements.

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Thank you, she is missed by her family too. We take comfort in our confidence of her final destination.

Tanya Brooks Oct 1 2018 12:00 AM

JoAnn was a good christian lady. Miss her in the Sunday morning services.

Jim Powers & Family Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you for your kind words.

Tanya Brooks Aug 24 2018 12:00 AM

You left an impression on hers to. She asked about you each time we went up until the time she couldn't.

Tanya Brooks Aug 23 2018 12:00 AM

We had the pleasure of knowing Miss Joann, and counted her as a dear friend.
she sang and played piano for us at Faith Baptist Church for a while. She always had a smile on her face and always good word for the Lord and what He has done for her. Even though we do not attend Faith Baptist anymore I know the church was blessed to get to know her. Johnny and Karen Turner

Johnny and Karen Turner Aug 23 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JoAnn Jackson

Brenda Norris Aug 22 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you Aunt Beverly. She will be deeply missed.

Tanya Brooks Aug 22 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you Aunt Sandy. She was a wonderful woman.

Tanya Brooks Aug 22 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you so much.

Tanya Brooks Aug 22 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JoAnn Jackson

Kimberly Gover Aug 21 2018 12:00 AM

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