JoAnn is a retired nurse who was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She attending nursing school in Raleigh and worked at Wake Memorial in surgery and the E.R. Before her daughters were born, she was an O.R. Supervisor in a small hospital in Florida. Following her marriage in 1963, she began a series of moving to a variety of wonderful places to live with her husband and three daughters. Her nursing career took a back seat to staying at home with the children. After they were grown, she volunteered in hospitals in several states. Nursing has and will always be an important part of her activities. JoAnn goes medial mission trips out of the US trice a year. She is active at First Baptist Church of Rome as a Deacon and on several committees. Travel is her passion and has traveled to 76 countries to date and is looking forward to visiting even more!