Joann Jones was born January 11, 1939 in Rochelle, Georgia to Mr. Emmett Sparrow and Mrs. Florine Sparrow. She was the oldest of four kids.
Joann married Atterberry Jones in 1968 and she later joined Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Simmons and Rev. Watson.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother, a sister, and a brother.
Left to cherish her memory are cousins, Willeta Cummings and James Cummings; sister-in-law, Mary Turner; nephew, Stephen Smith; Zavion Smith, Alana Smith, Selena Sparrow Epps, and Selena Smith; and a host of family and friends.