12/20/13 — JO ANN WILLIAMS

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Dec. 27, 1960-Dec. 17, 2013

Jo Ann Williams, 52, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at her home.

Even though it was cut short, Jo Ann lived a full life.

She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and the Optimist Club.

Her most important work, she would say, was as a member of Oak Forest Church of Christ.

Jo Ann was born in Northampton County, N.C., Dec. 27, 1960, to the late J.B. Vaughan and Earlene Deloatch Williams.

She was a graduate of East Carolina University, and worked in the North Carolina public school system for more than 30 years.

A service to celebrate her life will be held Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Oak Forest Church of Christ in Goldsboro, N.C., with Lennie Reagan officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Jo Ann is survived by her son, Michael Williams, and his wife, Melissa, of Durham, and her granddaughter, Abigail.

She is also survived by sisters, Gloria Cloyd of Woodland, N.C., Irene Merchant of California, Gladys Tann and Rose Stephenson of Murfreesboro, N.C., Priscilla Spellman of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Linda Murphy of Como, N.C.; brothers, Robert Vaughan and Randolph Williams of Woodland, N.C.,Larry Williams of Murfreesboro, N.C., and Edward Vaughan of Conway; an aunt, Bernice Parker of Conway; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Flowers may be sent to Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro, N.C.


Published in Obituaries on December 20, 2013 1:48 PM