Oct 26, 1939-Oct 12, 216 Our Lord and Savior called our wife and mother, JoAnn Johnson Yarbrough to His Home on October 12, 2016. Mrs. Yarbrough was born in Montgomery, Alabama and was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, Class of 1958. She attended the University of Alabama from 1958 to 1960 and was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, Alpha Zeta chapter and continued long time involvement with the Phi Mu Alumni organization. Mrs. Yarbrough was actively involved in many education and social/philanthropic organizations during her lifetime. She was involved with the Jayceettes and March of Dimes. She served as PTA President at McElwain Elementary School in Birmingham. Mrs. Yarbrough supported and volunteered with the Decorator Show House in Birmingham, in support of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Mrs. Yarbrough is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Bobby Lee Yarbrough, son Robert Russell "Chip" Yarbrough, daughter April Lee Lucas (Brian), son Brian Powell Yarbrough (April), granddaughters Claudia Lee Lucas, Julia Maria Lucas, Carlee Clarke Yarbrough and grandson Davis Powell Yarbrough. Mrs. Yarbrough is also survived her brother Jeffrey Davis Johnson (Susan) of Franklin, North Carolina as well as numerous cousins and close family friends. We find comfort and solace in the fact she is in no more pain and in His eyes and hands, she is whole again. Visitation will be Monday, October 17, 2016 at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church at 10:00 AM in the Parlor. Memorial Service to follow in the Sanctuary at 11:00 AM, followed by a brief service in the Columbarium. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of JoAnn to Children's of Alabama, 1600 7th Avenue South 35233 ATTN: Andrea Martin.
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