Jo Ann Parson, April 6, 1936~October 10, 2015

Jo Ann Parson, 79, of West Fork went to be with the Lord, October 10, 2015 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home. She was born April 6, 1936 in Georgetown, AR. to Bennie and Elsie Drake Garrett. She retired from the VA Medical Center after 23 years of service. Jo Ann was a member of Greenland Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, of 49 years, James O’Donnell Parson; parents; one brother, Carl Garrett; and two sisters, Virginia Combs and Kay Harris.

She is survived by son, Nicky Parson of West Fork; daughter, Shelley Parson of Springdale; brother, Terry Garrett; three sisters, Linda Taggart, Judy Henbest and Glenda Miner; and one granddaughter, Molly Parson.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, October14, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Glen Ludwick officiating. Burial will follow at Drakes Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.

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    Ann Carrell » 12. Oct, 2015

    I consider myself blessed to have known JoAnn the latter part of her life. I know she was a blessing to you as well. I will always cherish having known her and look to see her in heaven some day.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all, but especially sweet Mollie, who I have been watching grow up sitting beside her Grandma JoAnn in the church building.

    Velma Byrum » 12. Oct, 2015

    I will miss this lovely friend of mine. JoAnn came into my life quite by accident, even though we live only a couple of miles apart. It was my lucky day when we became close friends. JoAnn was a loving & kind lady, a true Christian, who was an inspiration to all around her. She was a most loving mother, always bragging on her daughter & her son. They were her life, her world and they, in kind, showed her love in return. She loved her granddaughter Molly, very deeply, and was so proud of her. JoAnn is now one of God’s angels & peace surrounds her.

    James & Tina Sizemore » 13. Oct, 2015

    We love you yesterday,today and tomorrow ,we were blessed to be around such a wonderful Lady I will always remember the first time we meet!!! I will be praying for the family and Molly we LOVE YOU!!!

    Maxine Caudle » 13. Oct, 2015

    I was sadden to read of your mother’s passing. She and I were good friends and enjoyed our outings of shopping a Belk’s and eating at Red Robin. She will be missed by many. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Ruby Samuels » 14. Oct, 2015

    Condolences to Shellye and Nick

    Phyllis Lowry » 29. Oct, 2015

    Condolences to the family.