Please Join us as we Celebrate the
Life of Joanne Way

  • Born on August 16, 1945 in Michigan, United States.
  • Passed away on March 29, 2019 in Florida, United States.

Thank you to everyone for your kind words of support, your thoughts and prayers, cards, and flowers following mom's passing. We are so grateful for you all to be in our lives, as well as,  had the opportunity to have shared this amazing women's life with us! She touched so many lives!  We appreciate all the love and support you've shown us, it helps with each day.

Please join our family as we celebrate the life of Joanne Way, aka as sister, mom, hun, dear, grandma, Jo-Jo, Joanie, Jo, and BFF.


Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at

Saint Andrews United Methodist Church - 3455 Canton Rd Marietta, GA. 30066

With a reception to follow in the Keheley Center


In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Emory Annual Giving.

Thank you all so much for all your love and support, we appreciate each of you.

The Way Family

Posted by Lawrence Poos on August 17, 2019
Hi Art,
Eileen & I are lifting you up in prayer today on Joanne's birthday, and believing the Lord will flood your heart with many pleasant memories of past birthdays that the two of you shared together.
"The memory of the righteous [person] is a [source of] blessing," Proverbs 10:7a (AMP).
Larry & Eileen
Posted by Gary Shull on August 16, 2019
How does a lifetime go by so quickly? Joanne's smile and positive attitude are sorely missed. 
Posted by Kathy VanAlstyne Pullen F... on August 16, 2019
I truly miss JoAnn and think of her and Art often. We didn’t know each other only a couple of years, but in that time I enjoyed her friendship very much. Love, Kathy
Posted by Don Mongin on April 10, 2019
Art so very sorry and deepest sympathy for the passing of Mrs. Way. My prayers are with you and the family
Posted by Lawrence Poos on April 9, 2019
Eileen & I never had the pleasure of meeting Joanne, but we have known Art for over 20 years, and learned about Joanne through many conversations with Art.
Art, please accept our condolences for your loss, and know that we are praying for the Lord to continually comfort you and flood you with fond and pleasant memories of Joanne and the 44 years you shared with her.
We don't always understand the ways of the Lord, but we can always count on His comfort.

21 This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
22 The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I have hope in Him.”
Lamentations 3:21-24
Larry & Eileen Poos
Posted by Wayne Todd on April 9, 2019
Sharon says will miss her greatly. Been a best friend since the IBM days. We had great times on other cruisers, eating out , going to the river and at Christmas. Se is sorry she can’t make it this Saturday but will keep her in our prayers. Wayne & Sharon Todd
Posted by Carol Burnison on April 7, 2019
Deepest sympathy to the Way family . We were great friends in high school. Well “Wood” as I called her in high school & she called me Simmons though that wasn’t my name we have great memories. Until we meet again love Carol
Posted by Daryl Neisess on April 7, 2019
JoAnn Way - My Angel
God called Jo home on Friday, March 29th. Jo is 73 years of age. She is a wife, a mother, a friend, a sister, a daughter and a servant of God.
I came to know Jo thru my best friend, my “brother” Art and their daughter Michelle.
Through the years, we were blessed with many memories. There were softball games, trips to Hilton Head, church at St.Andrews United Methodist Church, golf, birthdays, cards, trips to Huntsville and the Elk River “Cabin”, dinners, weddings, real estate deals, more trips, investments, and great “fellowship”.
On more than one occasion, we would share our reflections, our perspectives and our philosophies. One of the more important philosophies of life which I was fortunate to share with Jo, and which I will share with you today, is a philosophy dealing with personal relationships.
In the late 1980’s I was working for General Electric in the nuclear engineering field. I was on a flight to Seattle when I was blessed with the opportunity to speak with an individual that had a doctorate in psychology. He was the prison psychologist for the state of Washington. I don’t remember his name but I remember our conversation distinctively.
He sat in the seat next to me. We started a conversation. He asked about my family. At the time our oldest daughter was a young teenager struggling to find her independence. We discussed the population of the prison system and he shared with me his observations of some 35 years of dealing with that population.
It was prolific. It was thought provoking. And, it was heaven sent.
I believe it was an epiphany sent from God.
Here it is.
There are three distinct types of personal relationships in life the first of which is dependency. When we are born, we are born in a “dependent” relationship. We depend on others to exist. Someone has to feed us. Someone has to clothe us and keep us warm. This is the dependent stage of our personal relationship. We rely totally on others to provide for us.
While we are young, being in a totally dependent relationship is perfectly acceptable. However, God wants us to grow and it isn’t long before most of us transform into a new personal relationship. A relationship of independence.
It begins with us learning to feed ourselves. It isn’t long before we are potty trained and soon we learn to dress ourselves. Our parents, are the other side of this independent personal relationship and are happy to see our growth. At the tender age of 3-5, sometimes younger, sometimes older, we begin to have our independent thoughts. Over the next few years, we gradually become more and more Independant. Eventually, Many of us strike out in the world to establish ourselves as independent beings capable of taking care of ourselves and providing for ourselves.
The 3rd relationship type is the “interdependent” stage. In this relationship, we will put the benefits of others ahead of our own. In life, if we are doing things right, this is when we get married, when we have children, and I believe this is when God prepares us for our work in the life everlasting. We are willing to put the interests of our spouse ahead of our own. We are willing to protect our children even if it means suffering ourselves. We become our “brothers keeper”.
This relationship stage is the longest stage. It will last potentially forever if we grow with it. It is the relationships of Angels.
So now,
you ask,
“Daryl, what is your point?”
But deep down you already know
because you have known Joanne Way.
Jo lived her later years in an interdependent relationship with many.
She is .....
a true “brothers keeper” .....
to her loving husband.....
to her beautiful daughter and an equally beautiful granddaughter....
to her sister.....
to her nephews.....
and to many of you....
and to many others.....
And to me!
So, I call her...
My Angel!
And, I hope you can too!
While I will miss her physical presence, she will always live on in a spiritual sense. I will think of her often. I will use her being as a model, As a mentor, And, I will reflect upon her spirit to guide me towards heaven.
God’s speed Jo-Jo!
Posted by Diane Magnuson on April 6, 2019
Joanne was one of the kindest, most generous people I've known. She took being a friend seriously. She remembered birthdays and always had a gift to give to let you know that she cared about you. When we stayed at the condo, she always treated us like royalty. Even put our picture up in the guest room. She loved playing cards, but hated to lose! Especially hand and foot when it was guys against girls. We will miss her so much.
Posted by Kathy VanAlstyne Pullen F... on April 6, 2019
Art just want to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kathy and Moe
Posted by KATHLEEN LAWRENCE on April 6, 2019
Jo, you were my BFF & I miss you so very much! You were such a wonderful friend to me & thought of me so often. Every room in my house has something that reminds me of you. I pray for your family during this difficult time. I love you very much & will think of you so often.
Posted by Fred Beason on April 5, 2019
Our lives have been blessed by knowing our Christian friend Joanne who has been called home by our Lord.
Posted by Michelle Fasone on April 5, 2019
I’m having trouble with the site if you would like to contribute in lieu of flowers. There's 3 ways you may do it.
1. By mail: Emory Transplant Center 1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta GA 30322.

2., By phone: 404-712-GIVE (4483)
3 By email:
Sorry for the confusion. Love you mamma !!
Posted by Victoria Milam on April 4, 2019
Such a wonderful person; an inspiration to us all. Joanne is an example of a life well lived and a person well loved - especially now that she is in the arms of our creator..!! We will miss her.
Posted by Karen McGee on April 3, 2019
So sad to hear of this sweet lady's passing. Though we only saw each other a couple times a year, it was a treat to be able to visit awhile with her and make her laugh. The cabin won't be the same without her. What a peaceful and painfree paradise you must be living now! Rest in blissful peace dear friend.
Posted by Gary Shull on April 3, 2019
The most memorable trait of JoAnne was her constant smile and positive attitude. Seemed no matter what, she had a way of seeing the bright side. Rest well, dear friend. We will see you on the other side.
Posted by Kathy VanAlstyne Pullen F... on April 2, 2019
Sure going to miss JoAnn. I only knew JoAnn for about 2-3 years but really enjoyed the time spent together. ❤️
Posted by Don And Susanne Reynolds on April 2, 2019
Such terrific memories of Joanne from our first meeting at business conventions in Florida with her hubby Art, to pontoon boating on the river in Alabama with our granddaughter, to some really fun card games we've never heard of. Joanne was a "special miracle" that the good Lord gave us to be inspired by with her ability to endure some very tough medical procedures with strength and courage beyond what many of us might both physically, and spiritually have given up. Joanne, we will miss your kind words, your teasing Art during card games, your smile and your sincere loving heart for your friends and family which we've had the honor and privilege to become over the years. Rest well now Joanne.
Posted by Jenna Anshel on April 2, 2019
I had so many beautiful moments with Mrs.Way I love her so much. She was so beautiful and she raised such a beautiful young women. Whom has a beautiful strong loving caring family. I love you all so much and my prayers and thoughts are always with you guys. She is now in heaven and always in our hearts she will forever be missed and thought of. ❤️❤️

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