JoAnn Johnson

JoAnn Johnson

Sunday May 7th, 1944 - Sunday January 3rd, 2021
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Ms. JoAnn Johnson, 76, passed away January 3, 2021 in a local hospital in Chattanooga. She was formerly a member of New Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church and later became a member of Christian Fellowship C. P. Church.

She was born on May 7, 1944 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to the late Mr. Berry D. Johnson and Mrs. Ollie
Waters Johnson- Shropshire. JoAnn attended Howard High School in the 1960s, where she was instrumental in the sit-in demonstrations at Woolworth and Kress’ department stores. JoAnn was employed as a CNA for 25 years with Hamilton county nursing home, now known as the Health Center at Standifer Place.

Survivors include two daughters, Valarie D. Johnson and Inez (Desi) Lawrence, Chattanooga; two sons, Alvin Davis and Marvin Davis, Chattanooga; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great- great grandchild; one brother, Mr. Edgar Carson, Nashville Tennessee; a devoted niece, Ollie Bray; devoted nephew, Brad Johnson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

A public viewing will be held 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the funeral home. An 11:00AM graveside service will be held Friday, January 15, 2021. Pastor Eric K. Jones will be the officiant. Interment: Forest Hills Cemetery.

Arrangements by John P Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423–622–9995.
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