Joanne (Johnson) Black

October 7, 1953 ~ March 4, 2022 (age 68)


I am home in heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright.
There is a perfect joy and beauty
in this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
safely home in heaven at last.

It is with sincere sympathy that Gatlin Mortuary Inc. announces the passing of Mrs. Joanne Johnson Black. We are honored to be selected by her family to serve them with excellence through professional service. ~Modern Day Services with Traditional Values

Mrs. Joanne Johnson Black  was born on October 7, 1953, to the late Joseph Johnson and Perlie Mae Jacobs in Valdosta, Georgia. Joanne graduated from Valdosta City Schools and went on to further her education at Valdosta Technical Institute, graduating as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Joanne touched the lives of many, whether it was through her smile, her laughter, her positive attitude, or the love she had for God. No matter where she was or what she was going through, she always had a smile, and she always praised God. Her spirit will be missed dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Johnson and Perlie Mae Jacobs; brother, Kenneth Brown; sister, Iris Pelts; and daughterin-law, Tonya Black. She leaves to cherish her memories: her children, Antonio Black, Latosha Wells (Esque) and Courtney Black (Marcus); grandchildren, Rachelle Bell (Kevin), Devin Black, Jaylin Wells, Tia Black, Jozlyn Black, and Kaden Smith; great-grandchildren, Bryson Bell, Ryleigh Bell, and Aria Wells; brother, Bernard Jones; stepfather, Willie Jacobs; special friends, Mary Henderson and Patricia Carter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Victory Church @ 3 p.m. Pastor Jay Williams  will officiate.

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March 11, 2022

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Gatlin Mortuary Inc

Funeral Service
March 12, 2022

3:00 PM
Victory Church
1619 N. Lee Street
Valdosta, GA 31602

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