JoAnn Wills

JoAnn Wills

Suffolk, VA
02.25.1939 - 10.16.2020

JoAnn Wills, 81, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Winston and Hilda Meade. She is preceded in death by her sister, Hilda Gail Meade and her late husband, George Alan Wills.

JoAnn was a loving wife and great mother. She was an employee at Sentara Obici Hospital as a X-Ray Technician for 52 years. She was a member of Main St. UMC. She enjoyed painting and flower arranging and was an excellent Bridge player. She and her late husband, loved to go to Atlantic City, go to the beach and to eat seafood.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Karen A. Wills of Suffolk, VA; sister, Claudia Salmon (Irvin) of Suffolk; niece, Lisa McLaughlin (Andy) of Windsor; two great nieces, Meredith McLaughlin of Manteo, NC and Mary Blythe McLaughlin of Windsor and several cousins.

Services are private.



Karen, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I well remember all the good fresh lemonade drinks she would bring us at work. She will be missed sorely. I think of you often. I still use the recipe book you gifted me one year at Christmas!! I know you have such heartfelt memories to help you through this very difficult time. Take care of yourself.

Much love,

Marilyn Boyce

I enjoyed knowing your mom and sister very much for many years. It was always fun playing bridge with her; she always seemed to get great cards and win. Her wit was as sharp as her mind and we all laughed a lot. She was special, I will miss her. Take care of yourselves Karen and Claudia

Fran Duman

Karen I am so sorry to hear about your mother , I worked with her at the hospital she was a great tech I will miss her . Hugs and prayers sent your way again I am so sorry

Charlene white


Karen and Claudia, so very sorry for your loss. Heartfelt sympathies to each of you and your families.


Praying you will feel God's presence surrounding you through the love of family and friends.
Love, Virginia and Chick

Virginia Leftwich

Dear Claudia and Family,
On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of JoAnn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I really enjoyed the many years of working with JoAnn, many shopping and beach trips we had together. Prayers to both you and Claudia. Take care.

Judy Savage

Dear Claudia and family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister, JoAnn. She was such a sweet lady. Praying for you and your family that God surrounds you with comfort, peace, and healing during this difficult time. And that this time will soon fade into fond and loving memories. Richard and Brenda

Richard and Brenda Lynn

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