Tyler Memorial Funeral Home - Cemetery and Mausoleum

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Jo Ann Moreland

July 5, 1934November 2, 2019

Jo Ann Moreland, age 85, of Jacksonville, Texas passed away on Saturday November 2, 2019. She was born on July 7, 1934 to Braxton Commer Shelby and Estelle Holmes.

Jo Ann was known for crafting, sewing and quilting. She loved attending and hosting garage sales to build her many collections throughout her life. Jo Ann met the love of her life, Royce, at Bass café as a waitress; she then became a devoted wife on March 20, 1953. Jo Ann was an amazing mother to her children. She enjoyed being the secretary and treasurer at Bailes Baptist in her early years, then at East Tyler Baptist in her later years. ‘Nannie Moreland’ was known as the professional grandmother,; she took great pride in watching her grandbabies.

In her last weeks, Jo Ann dearly loved a therapy dog companion, Rocky, that would visit her daily. At her old house on Hardy road, everyone knew that open curtains meant they were ready to receive guests. Now that the curtains are permanently closed for the Moreland household, it brings peace knowing she is in heaven and watching over those who miss her dearly.

Jo Ann is survived by her daughter Melinda (Archie) Warren; grandchildren Jimmy (Wendy) Warren, Jarrod (Amber) Finley, Frank (Jon-Paul Leduc) Warren, and Milisia Shelby; sister Norma Johnson; great-grandchildren Brianne and Austin Jones, Cayson Jester, Hayden Finley, and Avery and Trey Clayton.

Jo Ann is proceded in death by her loving husband, Royce Moreland; daughter Rhonda Finley; parents Braxton Commer and Estelle Holmes Shelby; sister Trudie Lynch; and brother Commer Shelby.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hospice of East Texas in her honor.

A memorial service for Jo Ann will be held at the First Baptist church in Troup, Texas on Friday at 11:00 a.m.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.tylermemorial.com for Mrs. Moreland’s family.


  • Memorial Service Friday, November 8, 2019


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Brenda White

November 10, 2019

Sweet Melinda,
I was so shocked & saddened to hear this news! My thoughts & prayers will be with you in the coming days, weeks & months as you face this difficult time. May God bless you with peace & comfort in the days ahead. Love you ❤️

Louise Thompson

November 8, 2019

Melinda, I only saw your Mother a few times over the years, but always thought of her as a beautiful lady who loved the Lord. For you and all the family, I know she left many memories of special times you had together, and because of these memories, she will never leave your hearts. You and your family have suffered great losses in a short period of time, so I pray for special blessings of comfort to each of you as you go through the coming days and weeks ahead. May He give peace as only He can give. With love and deepest sympathy, Aunt Louise

Joe and Tami Fife

November 5, 2019

Melinda we want you to know how very sorry we are in the loss of your mom. Heaven will be a sweeter place with her there. Our hearts are with you all during this time and the days and weeks ahead. We will be praying that God will sustain you all. We love y’all!

Gene and Gina Barnes

November 5, 2019

Melinda we want you to know how much we love you. We cannot begin to understand the depth of sadness you all have had to endure this past week. Our hearts and prayers with you all! 💗