Obituary- Joann Johnson (1940 – 2020)


Joann Johnson of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Wednesday, November 25, 2020, in Waldron, Arkansas. Joann was born August 3, 1940, to James Robert Goddard and Rwilta (Johnson) Goddard in Scott County, Arkansas. She was 80 years old.

Joann worked at Tyson Foods for many years. Over the years she had made many many friends she loved and held dear to her heart. She was a good woman that was loved by everyone that knew her. Joann enjoyed and loved animals.

Joann leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Gwen Johnson of Waldron, Arkansas and her siblings: Sally Szabo of Missouri, Robbie Wright of Waldron, Arkansas and Doris Houston of Greenwood, Arkansas. Joann will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted, including a host of nieces and nephews, friends and loved ones.

Joann was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Rwilta Goddard, her former husband Otis Johnson and one brother, Jackie Goddard.

Joann’s memorial life celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, Joann’s wish was for for donations to be made to any local animal shelter.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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