Mrs. JoAnn Thornton Almond

June 26, 1938September 12, 2010

JoAnn Thornton Almond - Shreveport, LA

JoAnn Almond passed away on Sunday September 12, 2010 in Shreveport, LA surrounded by family and friends. Services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday September 16, 2010 at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Bro. Billy Pierce, Chaplin, Bossier Parish Sheriff's Dept. officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-8 P.M. Wednesday at Hill Crest Funeral Home. Interment will be in Hill Crest Memorial Park.

JoAnn was born on June 26, 1938 in Delhi, LA and was a graduate of Bossier High School. She worked for the Bossier City Water Department for about forty years and was a member of Airline Baptist Church.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her beloved husband David Milton Almond and her father Mack Thornton. She is survived by her three sons, Mike Almond and wife Renea of Bossier City, Clay Almond and wife Terrie of Benton, Wade Almond and wife Jennifer of Tampa, FL, mother, Irma Thornton of Bossier City, sister, Linda Ramsey and husband Allan of Darien, Illinois, grandchildren, Brandi St. Andre and husband Brian, Dustin Almond, Dani Brown and husband Jordan, Ariel Almond, Ricky Almond, Crystal Almond, and Brady Almond, great grandchildren, James David Almond, Jake St. Andre, and Bella Brown.

Pall Bearers will be Johnny Jones, Rudy Hines, Kevin Caughman, Mark Alleman, Ronnie Mercer, and Larry Harrell. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Billy Powell, Bill Gray, Tim Mitchell, Billy Thornton, and Dr. Kaylan Worley.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the Physicians and Nursing Staff at Willis-Knighton Pierremont for their compassionate care. You may share your condolences on line with the family at


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September 22, 2010

My thoughts and prayers for JoAnn's Family and many friends are with you in your time of loss. May God soften the greif with memories of a very special Lady and bring you comfort.
I Graduated BHS with JoAnn and it was not a sweeter soul on Gods' earth.
prayers to the family knowing she is waiting and saving us all a seat in Heaven
Bruce Asberry

Rev. Andy Harris

September 20, 2010

Clay, I just saw where you mother passed away. I am so very sorry! She was a wonderful lady who will be deeply missed. We will be keeping you and your family in our prayers.

Ray Whittington

September 18, 2010

Mike,Clay and families, Our thougts and prayers are with you. We were so sorry to hear about your mom. She has remained someone dear to our hearts. She called every day when Aunt Opal was in the hospital. Just wanted you to know we are thinking and praying for you. Love always, Uncle Ray and Kathleen

September 18, 2010

Our prayers and thoughts are with your family at this sad time. We are so sorry about the loss of your dear sweet mom. We got to meet her once at your home and she was so precious. May God give you peace and comfort at this time. We love you.
Jerry & Barbara Washburn
Nixa, Mo

Sue Farmer Johnson

September 18, 2010

What a loss!! I have know Joann, her mother and daddy all my life. I loved Joann and her family and as life went on we were in and out of each other's life. (but kept up with each other)
I will miss Joann, but as her family she will be with me in my heart.
Love God and love each other and remember the good times. sue

Sherry Conway

September 17, 2010

My prayers are with all of Joann's family. She was a very sweet person and she will be missed so much.

Brenda and Glenn Davis

September 17, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers with you and your family,Clay.


September 16, 2010

My prayers and thoughs to the family. I am so glad I got the honor of knowing her and working with her. She was a very sweet friend to me and I loved her.Mary James

September 16, 2010

My prayers are with the family. I met the sons in the ICU Waiting Room and the love and devotion to your loved one was evident. Ronnie Hooper

Marilyn Disante

September 16, 2010

May it help all of you to know that friends are sharing the sorrow in your hearts. Jo Ann was a special person. I loved to hear her and see her laugh...
She was a sincere, beautiful woman inside and out. She will be missed.
Especially at our Pokeno monthly get togethers.