Jo Anna Valentine LaBarbera

October 28, 1936April 5, 2021

Jo Anna Valentine LaBarbera, 84, of Houston, Texas, passed away on April 5, 2021. She was born on October 28, 1936 in Tenaha, Texas, to Leon and Lura Valentine. Jo Anna is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Leonard LaBarbera. She is survived by her sons, Robert LaBarbera and wife, Donna, and Joe LaBarbera and wife Patricia; grandchildren, Preston LaBarbera, Chris LaBarbera, and Ashley LaBarbera; great-grandchildren, Max and McKenzie LaBarbera. She was a longtime member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday April 13, 2021 at Pat H. Foley & Company. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, and interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021


Jo Anna Valentine LaBarbera

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Van Valentine

April 8, 2021

We shared many good times and happy memories growing up together. JoAnna and I were blessed to be part of a family that loved and cared for each other. I know that God has a special place for you. When you get your halo and wings fitted, give our family a big hug--especially Leonard, Uncle Leon, and Aunt Lura. I love you cuz.

Ellen Valentine

April 8, 2021

JoAnna was one of the kindest, sweetest people I’ve ever known. She was beautiful both inside and out. God has a very special angel. RIP JoAnna. You will be forever missed.

Teresa & John Davis

April 7, 2021

Go in peace sweet Aunt JoAnna. Always beautiful, always so sweet and gracious. We love you. Prayers to Bobbie and Joe and your beautiful families.