Sheltered in the arms of God, Joann transitioned to her eternal heavenly home with her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, December 13, 2021.
Born April 15, 1956, the youngest of ten children. She is proceeded in death by her loving and courageous mother, Mrs. Carie Whitt. Five loving brothers, Larry, Jerry, Otis, James, and Claude Whitt. A special niece, Kelly Sue Morman, and angel baby grandson Emmett Michael Sanford.
Joann is survived by two loyal and loving sisters, Linda Pack and Brenda Morman. Two loving brothers, Roger and Bill Whitt. A loving and devoted son, Elisha "Eli" Sanford and sweet daughter-in-law, LaBree Sanford, to whom she cherished.
Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews, all which are deeply loved. Also several life long friends who were true blessings.
As a member of Temple Baptist Church, acknowledgment of her church family and their love, support, and faithfulness to prayer, much gratitude is extended. Special blessings for a devoted, inspirational, and gracious Pastor and friends, Rev. John and Leigh Gowdy.
In memory and celebration of her life and her love of God and family, graveside services for the family will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 1:00PM with Rev. John Gowdy officiating.