Joann Warlick went peacefully to be with her Lord Thursday June 25th 2020, at home surrounded by the love of her family at the age of 89.
Joann was born July 21st 1930 in Kennett Missouri to parents Luin and Agnes Hickerson. She later married and had four children, Thomas E. Warlick, Joy D. Savage/Warlick, Loletta G. McCracken/Warlick and James D. Warlick. She was blessed with twelve grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren.
Joann spent her life serving the Lord and lead by example. She played piano and sang in church choirs, was proud to be a Sunday school teacher for the youth and spent time doing missionary work in South Africa in the Mid 90's.
Joann had the honor of being among the first women to work at the Pentagon, and eventually retired from the I.R.S. where she received awards for her service.
After retirement Joann continued to serve her community by participating in an after school program as a mentor and teacher to inner city children at the Ark in Flint, Michigan.
Joann has been a resident of Marshall County Tennessee since 2005 where she was a member of Grace Church and later the Refuge Church in Chapel Hill.
There will be a Celebration of Life in her honor on July 21st 2020 at the Refuge Church at 5pm in Chapel Hill.
She is proceeded in death by both parents Luin and Agnes as well as her step mother Lula Hickerson, brother Jack Hickerson, step brother Tuffy Cuff, step sister Ruth Payne, son Thomas and daughter Loletta. She is survived by daughter Joy D. Savage and her husband James Savage along with her son James D. Warlick and his wife Gayla Warlick.
Joann was loved by many and her spirit remains in all of our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's and Dementia Association. Link for donations: https://www.alz.org/get-involved-now/donate