OBITUARY

Jo Ann Clifford

July 3, 1955April 27, 2021

Jo Ann Clifford, 65, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021. She was a Methodist by faith, was kind to everyone, and never met a stranger. She dedicated over 30 years of her life loving, teaching, and caring for children in various roles in the child care world. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peggy and Ronnie Travis; grandparents, Edna and Henry Odle; and brother, Ronnie Travis Jr. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 50 years, William; children, April Abrams (Danny), Holly Rivera (John), Faith Baugh, William Clifford (Leslie); 7 grandchildren, Amber(Will), Cera Jo, Tabitha (Brandon), Isaiah, John Michael (Michaela), Erin, Will; great grandchild, Hazel; sister, Connie Conway; and several loving nieces and nephews, especially Brian Travis and Ronnie Conway (Angela); and loving friends. The Funeral Service will be on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 2:00pm at Evergreen Funeral Home with visitation on Friday beginning at 11:00am until the time of the service.

  • FAMILY

  • She was preceded in death by her parents, Peggy and Ronnie Travis; grandparents, Edna and Henry Odle; and brother, Ronnie Travis Jr.


    Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 50 years, William; children, April Abrams (Danny), Holly Rivera (John), Faith Baugh, William Clifford (Leslie); 7 grandchildren, Amber(Will), Cera Jo, Tabitha (Brandon), Isaiah, John Michael (Michaela), Erin, Will; great grandchild, Hazel; sister, Connie Conway; and several loving nieces and nephews, especially Brian Travis and Ronnie Conway (Angela); and loving friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 30, 2021

Memories

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Kristy Hamblin

May 2, 2021

I am so lost for words this woman was a saving grace for me and my family on many occasions. If I ever had a problem and needed a talk or advice no matter what she was doing she would stop and listen and give as much comfort as she could. She is hands down an all around woman. This earth will never be the same. I love you Ms Jo and now you have been called home please watch over us all and continue to be the guardian angel 😇 you have always been. Miss you already!

Angela Conway

April 30, 2021

It is rare to find someone with a heart as big as Jo’s. The love she had for her family is clear to anyone that crossed paths with her. She was a caretaker with every ounce of her soul. She has bettered the lives of countless children and people that she has cared for over the years. The thing I loved most about her was that she had a way of making anyone she talked to feel like the most important person in the room. It was impossible to not feel welcomed in her presence. She could make the shyest of children feel at ease. Although she did not ever want to be the center of attention, she drew you in and kept conversations going with ease. She has been a rock for so many.
I will forever be grateful for her teaching Ronnie how to love his family deeply, and how she passed along to him her passion and dedication to family above all. Jo has left a legacy of love.

Kisha Hopson

April 29, 2021

Ms.Jo this has been really hard for me I love you so much. You have always been there for me I just appreciate EVERYTHING you have done for me😭. God sure did pick a beautiful jewel. I’m some blessed to have gotten the pressure of knowing you. The last time we talked we laughed about the linking logs🤣.....My friend,my boss and my Angel. Get your rest no more pain🕊🕊🕊.

Rhonda McGrath

April 28, 2021

Ms. Joe was one of the kindest most genuine person I'd ever known. Was truly there for me in some pretty terrible times. She will be missed so deeply

Cindy Skaggs

April 28, 2021

Jo Ann lived next door to me on Marigold Avenue. She was always sweet and friendly. Connie always shared Ronnie with us. He was like another son. I’ll never forget Jo Ann’s kindness to everyone she met. She will be missed. My prayers go out to her family and loved ones.

FAITH BAUGH

April 28, 2021

Love you mommy. I will never get over the thought of not being able to see you, talk to you, watch your favorite moon pie videos.

Janet Hennessey

April 28, 2021

A Beautiful Soul inside and out. She always made my day a better one. Her family is Wonderful and very Loving. She Loved her family dearly. Thank you for share her with the world. Hugs

Susan Withrow

April 28, 2021

You were always such a good communicator. Even when we were in our teens and got into trouble, you always learned alot faster than me and Connie but we always stayed friends. I did grow up and l always remembered you giving good advice to me even if l didn't take it,but you did plant a seed.Been sober for 32 years now.The last time l saw you and Connie was back in 2002 when l brought my husband to meet my mom.We really enjoyed our visit and seening how much your kids had grown.William you were the best thing that ever happened to Joann my heart goes out to you.May god bless you all and keep you all in his loving care.Connie when you are up to it,please call me at 940-730-5595 or you can just text.Sending my love and prayers for healing at this time of loss.

Monica Culver

April 28, 2021

Jo,

There are more memories than I can count. You were such a big part of my life from the time I was 6 years old. You gave me the love of lifelong friends in Holly and April and an extended family. I will love and miss you always.
Monica Brockwell Culver

Dawnyele white

April 28, 2021

She a nice lady!! Would do whatever she could to help!! Weather it was to talk, needed a day off or words of wisdom! U will be missed!!!

FROM THE FAMILY