In memory of
Jo Ann Barnes
Jo Ann Mills Barnes Hattiesburg, MS (formerly of Port Orange, FL) A private family memorial service will be held at a later date for Mrs. Jo Ann Mills Barnes, 89, of Port Orange, Florida, who passed away on January 7, 2017 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Jo Ann Mills Barnes was born in Wichita, Kansas to Theodore Frasier Mills and Christine Daisy Whitman Mills on June 25, 1927. She was a graduate of Bauxite High School and Henderson State Teachers College. She worked as an administrative assistant for various companies and lead multiple governmental programs in South Arkansas. Her proudest achievement was raising five children. Her hobbies included tracing her roots through genealogy, sewing, needlework and anything creative. She never met a stranger. With her infectious personality, anyone who met her immediately fell in love with "Momma Jo". Jo Ann Mills Barnes is preceded in death by her parents Theodore Frasier Mills and Christine Daisy Whitman Mills and her sister, Barbara Lee Mills. She is survived by her son, Theodore Brent Barnes of Crawfordsville, Florida and daughters Barbara Jo Barnes Tibbett (Ted) of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Leigh Ann Barnes Moss (Gary) of Suwanee, Georgia, Jennifer Barnes Pettey (Vincent) of Pensacola, Florida and Christine Barnes Budd (Tom) of Port Orange, Florida. She was also Grandmother to Andrew, Eric, Marcus, Brady, Lindsey, Michael and Ryan. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 105 Asbury Circle, Condo C. Suite C-1, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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