In memory of
Josephine Annette Courtney "JoAnn" Born
Josephine Annette "JoAnn" Courtney Born, beloved aunt, devoted wife, and cherished sister and sister-in-law, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020. A lifelong resident of Chalmette and frequent traveler, she had a great sense of humor and limitless kindness. She was our family's Emily Gilmore and never met a boutique she didn't like. Quick-witted, generous, and always up for an adventure, she chose her entree at a restaurant based on their dessert offerings and was never without a roll of mints, no matter how small her purse. After retiring from Coca-Cola she enjoyed traveling with her group of close knit friends, visiting area nursing homes, spoiling her great-nephew and great-nieces, and enjoying Hallmark movies. The world grew dimmer with her passing. JoAnn is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Alfred "Bill" Born; brother Gordon Courtney (Jacqui); sister Cynthia Favalora; nieces Rhonda Harigle, Amanda Courtney-Slimak (Sean) and Courtney Favalora-Stillman (Shawn); nephew Gordon Nicholas Courtney and great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, the late Lebroria Courtney, her father, the late Gordon Courtney, and her sister, the late Lucille Yarbrough. A gathering of family and friends will be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue Street, in Chalmette, on Saturday, September 19, 2020, from 9:00 am – 10:30 am. A memorial service will begin at 10:30 am. A private interment will take place at a later time. Those wishing to make a gesture, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in Joann or Bill's name and prayers for the deceased are appreciated. To sign and view the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.
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