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Ted Dickey West Funeral Home

7990 President George Bush, Dallas, TX

OBITUARY

Anna Josephine Jarrett

April 9, 1934June 22, 2020

Anna Josephine Jarrett, age 86, of Allen, Texas passed away on Monday June 22, 2020. Anna was born April 9, 1934 to Pleasant and Fanny Viers in Williamsburg, West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by both her parents and seven of her brothers and sisters.

Anna is survived by one sister, Mick Baldwin, Her husband of 58 years Howard Jarrett, her daughter Tammy Evans and her husband Andy, her son Chip Jarrett and his wife Catherine. Grandchildren, David and Kennedy Jarrett, Lisa Kinsey and Great Grandchild Hayden.

Flowers are welcome or in lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Anna’s name to a charity of your choice.

A private visitation will be held prior to a graveside service at Dallas/Ft Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas on Monday, June 29th, 2020 at 11am. In order to stay within the guidelines of Dallas County, all guests will be required to have masks on for the duration of the graveside services.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

Memories

Anna Josephine Jarrett

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Mary Nguyen

June 29, 2020

There is no words to express ms Anna. I met this amazing woman when she came in the salon for shampoo and set. Every week I expected pops driving her in, in the big red truck. They are 2 of the finest people that loved each other more than anything. Some days they would have jokes about each other, and then I met their daughter, Tammy. Tammy has always cared for mom and pop. We laugh, jokes and even made fun of pops. I will miss all of those moments. Ms Anna was like another mom to me. I miss seeing her once a week, her memories will definitely be with me forever. This women is truly an incredible person!!! I love you and miss you dearly, Ms Anna.
Love you always, Mary

Andrew Evans

June 28, 2020

The first time I spoke to Jo was the first time I called America...I didn’t know what “collect call” meant so I nervously said “yes”.... the phone rang and I heard the operator say “collect call from England will you accept the charges?”.... then I heard this strong American lady emphatically say: “NO!” - little did I know that American lady would become my Mother-in-law. From the first day I met Her (104 degrees in a wool suit!) , She welcomed me with such warmth, She made me feel like family. Years later, I was working at an impossibly dissatisfying job, and it was that strong American Lady that said : “Come, move in with us so you can go back to school.” Years later, when my in-laws began declining, it was my honor and my blessing to say: “come, move in with us.” I watched Jo become the loving Grandmother to our Daughter Lisa and proud Great Grandmother to our Grandson Hayden... though our accents may be different, She loved us the same- I will never forget that.... The years I’ve shared with my Mother-in-law have solidified our family bonds, I truly loved Her and will forever cherish our time together. Her laugh and Her smile will live in my memory and my heart for evermore.
Andy

Carherine Dafft Jarrett

June 27, 2020

I could not have asked God to give me a better Mother-in-law. In fact, I believe He out-did Himself. I remember the exact moment I met you, Senior and Tammy. Chip introduced us then walked away for a moment...from that time on and for the next almost 30 years I have felt like one of your children. You have left such a wound on my heart by leaving. Knowing I will see you again brings my heart a little comfort.

I will miss all of our LONG drives to West Virginia where we made fun of Chip and Senior all the way.
I will miss you reminding me how perfect your grandchildren are and then laughing because you know all grandparents think their grandchildren are perfect.
I will miss seeing how much you loved to watch them play in your backyard.
I will miss all the giant holiday dinners at your house and laughing because you would be so full you had to take off your bra.
I miss our long talks at Tammy’s office about what heaven will be like and angels and Jesus.
I will miss you asking me to look-up things on my smart butt (aka cell phone in my back pocket).
I will miss you telling me all the crazy farm stories and answering my endless questions about growing up in West Virginia on the farm.
I will miss our Fridays together, solving world peace and laughing because if only everyone was as smart as we were there would be peace through the world.
I will miss you telling me all the family news from WV and Ohio.
I will miss showing you countless family photos posted on Facebook.
I will miss calling you “Dirty Jo” and meaning it because you were always so mischievous, laughing all the way.
I will miss you saying this is the greatest day of your life and chuckling because you knew the next day was going to be just as grand!
Mostly I will miss your continuous laughter and eternal happiness. I will love and cherish you always Dirty Jo!
Cat Girl

Chip and Tammy Jo

June 27, 2020

Our Mom
When people think of the perfect Mom they conjure up visions of June Cleaver, Carol Brady..but those are just actresses playing imaginary roles..our Mom was the real deal. She never put Her needs before our needs - or even our wants.. She never required a designer handbag or expensive jewelry..She never thought of Herself..we knew we were loved. Every holiday was “Currier & Ives”..every school function She was the volunteer...She became a second Mom to Cousins and friends..Everyone who met Her felt comfortable enough to tell Her their troubles and triumphs..She was the wise council Moms should be. She taught us how to love others & most importantly a reverence for our Savior JESUS Christ. She taught us the meaning of “I do” as we watched our Parents stand by each other-thick & thin- through 58 yrs of marriage. She supported us in every endeavor to celebrate when we achieved & lift us up when we failed. She was funny, mischievous, strong, tough... Her love was truly unconditional. The Bible says women should be clothed in good deeds... She definitely was..Our Mom fulfilled every duty our Heavenly Father expects from women on this earth. We will miss Her everyday and we will be grateful everyday for the joy She brought to our lives. Thank you Heavenly FATHER for the blessing of our Mom.
Chip and Tammy Jo

Jessica Fauber

June 24, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Aunt Jo, I don’t know where to start. I knew it was going to be a good time on the farm if Aunt Jo was going to be there. Also, I was called Josephine my entire life by my father who was searching for the right “J” female name (and I was usually in trouble). I do specifically remember one time, she asked me to help her plant a tree in the front yard. We planted was is today the most beautiful mimosa tree. I got wind of Jo’s final words, and what a gift from heaven!! I’ve joyfully cried for two days! Yes, I’m sure there is a beautiful reunion in heaven-with a few coffee laces, too. To my family, I know you are going through unimaginable pain; however, try to be at peace knowing that Jo is dancing in heaven with a renewed body. Love you all.

Lynn Neal

June 24, 2020

We had great fun with Aunt Jo. She was like a second Mom while living with us but after she moved out on her own she was the instigator of fun. We had such great times. I will miss not being able to talk to her.
Love and prayers.

Nola Sue Cottrell

June 24, 2020

Aunt Jo will always hold a place in my heart. She was my second mom growing up. All the things she did for us that our parents could not afford. It really meant a lot.

I will miss her dearly she was a very special lady.

Sue Cottrell

Gail Welden (Thompson)

June 24, 2020

I'll miss Aunt Josie even though we didn't see her that much once she moved off to Texas. I have a bunch of photos of the family that I can look at and remember fondly. Will always remember Her and Duke and the kids rolling in to the reunion down on the farm in W Va in their huge motor home with all the amenities, esp the shower.
Love Always,
Gail

Steve Oliver

June 24, 2020

I was one of the lucky ones, I met Jo when she agreed to watch our infant daughter Sally in 1987. Sally was also very lucky to have know Jo. Jo was always taking the money she earned watching Sally and bought Sally things she "had" to have. Jo was more like a second mom than Sally's babysitter. We spent many hours talking about life and the people in it. Jo loved her some Duke! between Jo, Tammy and Sally they always kept Duke inline. I will truly miss that smile and that laugh. God has gained a true angle. Rest in peace Jo!
Love Steve

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY