On February 3, 2019, at 8:15 a.m., God called Joanne Washington Walker home to be with him. There will be no more aches and pains, no more burdens to bare.
Joanne, was born May 26, 1957, to Joe Louis Washington and Johanna M. Mason, in Philadelphia, PA and was raised by Rubin and Odessa Churchill, all who preceded her in death.
She received her education in the Charlton County school system. Joanne obtained her cosmetology license and began her career at JC Penny, in Jacksonville. She later started a career with Union Camp, which converted into International Paper Pulp Mill, where she stayed until it closed. Joanne continued her education by obtaining her AA Degree from FCCJ, a BA Degree from Edward Waters College and two Masters Degree from Ashford University. She often served as a substitute teacher in the Hilliard School System. Joanne was a member of Mount Charity Baptist Church in Hilliard, where she served as church secretary until she won her battle. Her hobbies included watching the Dallas Cowboys.
Joanne was joined in holy matrimony to the late Arthur Lee Walker, Sr. on September 30, 1990, which resulted in the conception of one child, Jasmaine Walker.
She leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, Joshua (Charlotte) Washington, Triangle, Virginia and Terry (Pheobe) Walker, Levittown, PA; three daughters, Asiark Washington, Baltimore, MD, Jasmaine (McKiran) Walker, Jacksonville, and Lorraine Walker, Kingsland; three brothers, Joseph Irving, Folkston, Joe Louis Washington, Jr., Wilmington, DE, and Jerome Garrett, Chester, PA; three sisters, Joyce Washington, Hilliard, Cassandra W. (Shirler) Louis, Wilmington, DE, and Vannette Terrell, Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Ariel Washington, Joshua Washington, Jaelon Washington, and Jazaria Walker; one nephew, William Washington, Orlando; a special cousin, Poretha Shaw, Folkston; a special friend, Jackie Leonard, Alaska, and one goddaughter, Daja’ Williams, Hilliard.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9, at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. New Home Baptist Church, 416 Dixie Lake Road, Folkston. Final arrangements are entrusted to Royal Funeral Home, Inc. in Jesup.