Joe Ann Thomas, 71, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Monday, June 23, 2008, at her residence.
Born Oct. 18, 1936, in Akerman, Miss., daughter of the late Jasper and Ida Robinson, she was a member of Prince of Peace Church in Blytheville, Ark.
In 1952, she married Andrew Howell, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three children, Jimmy, John and James.
Survivors include three daughters, Patricia and husband, Tony, Yvonne and husband, Paul and Deborah; four sons, Andrew, Odell, Reginald and Kim Lamar and wife, Maria; brothers and sisters, Earlene, Pauline, Lawrence, Richard, Burney, Jeanette, Lille and Bobbie; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Andrew Stillwell, Donald and Ramon Howell, Kenneth Smith, Reginald Gant and Preston Hall.
Honorary pallbearers were Andrew Howard, Kim Lamar Howell, Tony Brown and Paul Greer.
H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.