Meridian Star


April 5, 2013

Jo Ann Johnson

MERIDIAN —    A memorial service for Jo Ann Johnson will be held Saturday, at 11 a.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Owen officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    Ms. Johnson, 66, of Meridian, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Anderson Regional Medical Center. Ms. Johnson was a retired school teacher who loved her family and friends. A gifted artist, cook, and gardener, Jo Ann loved the beauty of God’s Creation. She was a National Merit Scholar in high school and continued exploring the mysteries of universe throughout her life. She found great satisfaction in work and particularly cherished her time at Meridian Community College. She had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed celebrations, especially holidays.

    Survivors include her best friend and partner of 32 years, Carol Graham; her beloved grandson, Miles Gilton; Carol’s two daughters: Liza Gilton and Sally Graham, all of Meridian; her brother, Alan Johnson of West Point; niece, Danah Harpole; nephew, Steven Johnson; and, their spouses and children.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.

    Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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