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Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home

1360 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL

OBITUARY

Joanne Morrison-Gonzalez

May 29, 1958June 5, 2019
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JoAnne Morrison-Gonzalez passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday June 5th at the age of 61. She was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to John and Elizabeth Morrison.

JoAnne loved the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Lions. She was an avid movie collector (loving the Lord of the Rings trilogy the most) and a music enthusiast. JoAnne always had the most recent Zelda game and could often tell you exactly what to do to find the best treasures in the game.

JoJo, as she was fondly known, held many different job titles working with UPS for over 20 years. Her veins truly did “bleed brown” as she wore her UPS socks and visor everywhere she went.

JoAnne is survived by her two daughters, Whitney and Tiffany; brother John Morrison (Mary); sister Karen Mrozielski (John); 3 nieces and 3 nephews; 4 great nieces and 4 great nephews; and two granddogs. JoAnne will be dearly missed by many extended family and friends and her cats.

A celebration of life service will be held Sunday June 9th, 2019 at 11am at Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, 1360 N. Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island FL 32953. Visitation will begin at 10am.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 9, 2019

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Nathalie Jungschläger

June 9, 2019

I'm glad I had the chance to meet JoAnne. We saw each other a few times when I was on vacation with my parents in Canada and in Florida.

I wish the whole family and especially her daughters a lot of strength in this difficult time.

Michael Howard

June 9, 2019

I know I have only met JoAnne once at Amanda’s wedding, but when I met her she was an amazing person who cared a lot about her family. I remember when we were leaving the reception, she told me to take care of Mallory and Peyton and I will always do that and not only for them but for her as well. The day after she passed, I found a penny heads up and right away thought of her. My heart goes out to Whitney and Tiffany and I am so sorry for your loss. She will always be in everyone’s heart. You will be missed JoAnne!! RIP

Mallory Howard

June 9, 2019

Oh Aunt JoAnne. I still can’t not believe you are gone. I will never forget you. You were such an amazing hard working woman who raised two beautiful and smart and caring and amazing daughters. I’m just at such a loss for words.

I am so glad you got to make the trip up here for Amanda’s wedding and all of us spend that time together. I’ll never forget yelling at you for leaving the next day.

You will always be my favorite Anut. You loved to remind me of how I signed your card like that one time.

I will always be in disbelief that you are gone. I will miss you forever and for always.

I love you Aunt JoAnne. Keep grandma company and watch over all of us.

John Morrison

June 8, 2019

For my sister Jo--Anne:

Even though Jo-Anne was a year and a half younger than me, I guess I always kind of considered her my big sister. She was always on my side, always in my corner. Whenever I had a dust-up with some other kid in the neighborhood, we would square off on the sidewalk on our street, or around the corner in the alley. Suddenly Jo-Anne would show up out of nowhere with claws out ready to do battle. I would push her away: "Jo-Anne, go home, I got this"...of course, she never listened. She wasn't going to let anyone hurt me. In the early 70's I had discovered a singer/songwriter named Dan Fogelberg, and became a lifelong fan. Jo-Anne was right there with me and she soon had all his albums/CDs. We would talk about him and his music, or we would talk about other songs and artists we had come across. We would talk about Detroit or Michigan sports teams, movies or television shows, or just about any subject under the sun. I could completely trust her, and talk to her about anything. She always supported me and believed in me, even when sometimes I didn't believe in myself. I'm not sure I ever fully understood that until now.

She raised 2 beautiful daughters who she was so proud of. It hurts me to see the hurt and pain they feel right now. I wish I could take that away and carry that myself.

Right now, I am still in a state off shock, sadness and disbelief, and a little bit of anger. This can't be happening. I now have to live in a world without my big sister in it? I can't believe I can't just pick up the phone and hear her voice. Something is terribly wrong with this picture.

She will always live on in my heart and mind, and I will certainly still talk to her always. I will love and cherish the thoughts and memories of her, and PRIDE to have had such a big sister. I hope my love and admiration travels with you wherever you may go; you will be with me always.

Annelies Jungschläger

June 8, 2019

I still can’t believe JoAnne has gone. She was my oldest niece and I did get to know her as a loving mother and daughter. I remember the times we have been on vacation in Florida and I saw she took such good care of her sick mother although she herself had a busy job. Her two girls meant everything to her.
Rest in piece JoAnne, you will always be remembered by me as the strong and loving woman you were.
Your aunt Annelies

Amanda Godios

June 8, 2019

I’m still in disbelief that you’re gone. But I hope you’re at peace and no longer suffering. You had the best personality, sense of humor and always spoke your mind, no matter what. I will never forget the times we had in the past years, from our time spent together in Michigan, to watching movies and ordering Pizza Hut at your apartment in Florida, to just a couple months ago at my wedding, which I will be forever grateful you were able to come to. You were the only one who understood and loved the Wizard Of Oz as much as me, probably even more. I only wish you could have met Grayson, he would have loved you. Make sure to watch over us with Grandma, I will love and miss you always.

Sandra Jungschläger

June 8, 2019

Even though we never met, thank you for always showing interest in our family. You were always in the thoughts of my mother, we wish the whole family especially Whitney and Tiffany all the strength in these difficult times..

Mary Morrison

June 7, 2019

JoAnne, when we first met, it was a bit strange but hey that was 1979.
Since that time you’ve made me cry, laugh and kept me from going ballistic on one of your friends. Funny, you thought so.
I’m so happy to have been accepted as a part of the Morrison family, getting to know and love the real and crazy you.
Rest peacefully dear sister, until we meet again. I’ll forever have the memories.
Whitney and Tiffany, the doors have always been and will always remain open for you. Your mom was one of a kind and very proud of you. She has left this world but she will always be near, carried in your hearts. You’re strong, precious and Loved.
Aunt Mary

Chrissy Murphy

June 7, 2019

There are so many fond memories and hysterical laughs we had at work. Joanne will be so missed, I will miss my friend who was such a loving caring mother and friend. I will never forgot always asking How’s Chicago? She’d roll her eyes and say “I am from Detroit Chrissy how many time do I have to tell you!” We had so many laughs on this It kept us sane during peak. Joanne always lit up talking about her girls and how proud she was of them. I will miss you sharing candy and hand warmers during our winter season. I admired all her strength she had throughout her career at UPS, there were some tough times. But she never backed down from a challenge. I will always have a place in my heart of our friendship. I am here for you Tiffany and Whitney for anything you need. I am thankful Joanne is with her loved ones in heaven and know we all will meet up again. Love you my friend until we meet again XOXOXOXO

Amy Wilborn

June 7, 2019

RIP Joanne (Joey as my niece used to call you). My heart is broken but I do know you are in a much better place and the fact that your suffering is over makes this a little bit easier to accept. We had so many good laughs at work. Usually at my stupid mistakes but none the less many great memories I will cherish forever! I always admired the love she had for her family. One day you all will be able to look back and share and laugh at all the happy memories you have of her. Tiffany & Whitney if I can be of any help to you I'm just a phone call away. You both are beautiful people because of your mother.

Much love to you all
Amy

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