Joan Nowell Grizzard
Joan Nowell Grizzard, 79, was born in Weldon, NC on April 22, 1940 to the late Vivian and Wilbur Nowell, Sr.
She is predeceased by her parents and brothers, Wilbur (Shineboy), Ray and John Curtis Nowell and her forever friend, Rose Marie Haynes.
She worked for the Suffolk Public School system until her retirement in 1998.
Joan is survived by her husband of 60 years, Charles A. Grizzard, Jr.; daughters, Joni Holland (Stan) of Harrisonburg, VA; Laurie Grizzard of Zephyrlls, FL; Kelley Modlin (Ray) of Suffolk, VA and Renee Lester (John) of Danville, VA; twelve grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and her forever friends kids, Keith, Robin and Greg, she loved you just like her own; along with five nieces and numerous family members. She was a wonderful wife, momma and MeMe that was surrounded by her loving family.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 AM Friday, November 8, 2019 by Rev. John Lester, Jr. in the Chapel at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be offered at RWBakerFH.com.
Meadowbrook Memorial and Cremation Gardens
4569 Shoulders Hill Rd,
Suffolk , VA 23435