June 12, 1947 – August 12, 2019
God gave her peace on Monday, August 12, 2019, at 9:50 a.m. She awaits the resurrection of the dead (I The. 4:16) into God’s Kingdom.
Her love will live on through her mother, Anna DelGaudio; and brother, James; her husband, Stephen; son, Darrell; daughter-in-law, Jennifer (Allen); and three precious grandchildren, Allison (14), Libby (7) and Hannah (3); as well as her beloved niece, Mariangela Mercurio and her mother, Jo-Ann.
We will gather to celebrate the love God shared through her Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Woody Funeral Home - Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23116, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Services will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the same location.
Although she loved flowers, your expressions of love can be directed to either of these loving organizations that she supported: Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions (MCEF), P.O. Box 604, Mechanicsville, Va. 23111 or Foothold International, P.O. Box 493, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
- Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
August 18, 2019
Back in 1992, I met Steve and Joann Estabrook after moving to Richmond from Chicago. They took me under their wing and befriended me after a rather tragic turn of events in my life. It was their love and encouragement that gave me the support I needed so desperately then, but their friendship continued on to this day. For this, I will be forever grateful.
The memories of Joann that I hold in my heart will remain for the rest of my life. She was always caring for those who were in need of encouragement no matter what the circumstances. And she never gave up either. Her love and concern were constant, as were the many cards and notes for birthdays, anniversaries, get well, and you-name-it!
In 1995, Steve and Joann opened their lovely home for an unforgettable wedding ceremony for a marriage that would last for the next 22 years until the passing of my dear wife. For all those years, the unbroken bond of friendship never ended.
Another remarkable gift that Joann extended to all of us was her unmatched talent for whatever came out of her gourmet kitchen. Perhaps that’s where the taste of Italy originated, but it went far beyond Italian cooking! She had a knack to make the simplest recipe come out like a blue-ribbon winner every time!
I will never forget Joann’s rendition of Steve’s first visit with her family. She told the story as if you were sitting right there at the dinner table with all the conversation among everyone present at the time. She had all of us laughing—almost crying, as it was so funny!
Dear Joann, you left us all with a legacy of love in so many ways that will never be forgotten! God surely had a plan for you then, and you’ve now fulfilled that plan just as He expected.
August 17, 2019
Meeting and getting to know JoAnn was a game changer...She set such a beautiful EXAMPLE of a woman with faith. It was wonderful for us even when you guys moved to VA because Peggy would always tell me about you guys. You guys are such loving and giving people. Thank you JoAnn, I love you and look forward to seeing you again strong and healthy. 🧡Rest my beautiful sister 🧡
August 16, 2019
Joann will forever be remembered by her laughter. It has been many years since the last time I saw her at a Metro Christmas Party but I can still hear her joy in my heart. She is with our LORD now and that is the ultimate gift his Son provides us all who believe.
August 15, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family. Joann is now resting in God 's loving arms even though I will miss her loving smile, hugs and always giving heart. Over the 30 years of knowing her, she has given me strength and encourgement when I needed it the most. A true angel has enter God kingdom. I remember one year I received a candle from Joann and Steve that sits at my from door and it says" Where you only see one set of footprint, it was then I carried you" Always remember God has you family in his arms.
Love always, Phyllis
August 15, 2019
Joann and I met when we were 12 Years old. We shared sixty years of friendship. We learned how to live and love. Now she has shown me how to die. We celebrated the happy times and helped each other get through the sorrowful times. In losing Joann I have lost part of myself. I look forward to be re-united with her in God's Kingdom.
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