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JoAnn Yerby Atkinson
December 23, 1948 ~ September 29, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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JoAnn Yerby Atkinson, 74, of Fayetteville NC passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, 29 September 2023 in her home.
JoAnn was born in Stockton, CA on December 23, 1948 to the late Hiram P. and Betty Jewart. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Atkinson and her brother David M. Jewart. She is survived by her two sons Jonathan O. Yerby (April) and Shawn K. Yerby both of Fayetteville, NC. She has six grandchildren, Tanner Yerby (Madison), Kendall Ferguson (Dustin), Hannah Yerby, Jonathan Yerby II and Raigan Yerby and Adelaide Yerby. She has three great – grandsons, Bryce and Riley Yerby, and Cory Ferguson.
Mrs. Atkinson is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Hiram Park “Butch” Jewart Jr. and his wife Terry of Stockton, CA, Guy Mallard of Desert Hot Springs, CA, Jennifer Madison and her husband Dick of Desert Hot Springs, CA, step brother, David Kirt Johnson and his wife Tatiana of Solvang, CA; step sisters, Claire Mills of Sonora, CA, Denise Kost and her husband Stephen of Phoenix, AZ and Samantha Towne and her husband Jerry of Stockton, CA. She was dearly loved by many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM, October 7, 2023 at Manna Church, Chapel Bldg. A, 2nd Floor, 5117 Cliffdale Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314.
Interment will follow at Park View Cemetery and Funeral Home in Manteca, CA at a later date.
Arrangements for the family are entrusted to LaFayette Funeral Home of Fayetteville, NC.