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JoAnn Austin

Funeral Services for JoAnn Austin, 80 will be held August 6 , 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Lowe Funeral Home in Quitman, Texas with Pastor Mike Midkiff from Faith Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. Family will receive friends one hour prior to
the service.

Mrs. Austin died on August 3rd, 2018 at her home in Quitman Texas. She was born on December 21, 1937 in Quitman Texas to Oscar Odell Wheeler and Virgie Juanita Matheson. Her maiden name was Nita JoAnn Wheeler but changed it at a later date to JoAnn Austin.

She married Bobby Dean Atteberry in 1955. From this union six children were born.

As the oldest of three sisters JoAnn was very studious, always reading and studying unlike her two playful sisters. She was a straight A student. She gave her heart to the Lord Jesus at age 7. Later in life she was a personality plus person, fun loving and blessed with many friends. She loved to dance, play 42 and cards.

She graduated Crozier Tech High School in 1956. Later she attended Dallas Baptist University and graduated in 1982. She and her husband owned and operated Carpet Company of Dallas for many years.

At a later date she was employed by the City of Dallas in the Tax Office and later promoted to Aviation where she bought and sold property for the City. She retired in 1997.

JoAnn is survived by her six children, Karen Jean Schorlemer and husband Bobby, Bruce Wayne Atteberry and wife Margaret, Paul Stuart Atteberry, Gregg Lewis Atteberry, Scott Wesley Atteberry and Troy Dean Atteberry. Sisters Shirley Wheeler Ivy and Judy Wheeler Williams. Nine Grandchildren and five Greatgrandchildren. Three Loving Aunts, Corinne Tinney, Neta Matheson, Jean Matheson and One Loving Uncle Jon Dee Matheson and a very Special Cousin, Virgil Woodard and many other family and friends.

JoAnn was proceeded in death by her parents and one handsome grandson Derek Wayne Scott Atteberry.

Funeral Service

Lowe Funeral Home
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Thank you Mom for all you did and for all still being done well in the world because of the good you did here on earth. From your goodness, I know your in Heaven with Our Creator, His Son Jesus Christ, and the rest of the Family and Loved Ones. Thanks again Mom.

Gregg Atteberry Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM

Although, I have not seen Aunt JoAnn for many years I still remember her beautiful eyes, southern country accent and smile. She always kind to me...she ant Aunt Jenny Atteberry are my favorite aunts. I thought of her often and prayed she was doing well...May The Lord comfort your hearts in this time....Debbie-Atteberry-Leonard.

Steve and Debbie Leonard. (Debbie Atteberry) Aug 5 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. JoAnn and I worked at the City of Dallas tax office and never lost touch as we went our separate ways. She was my "second mom" and helped me through life in many ways. I loved her so and look forward to seeing her in heaven someday.

Debbie Barnes Aug 4 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. JoAnn was always a favorite cousin - smiling, joking & sarcastic which just endeared her to me even more. Her absence will be deeply felt by the entire family.

Connie Tanner Aug 3 2018 12:00 AM

JoAnn, I will treasure the last four weeks for the rest of my life. I can't thank you enough for the biggest blessing of my life your son. I will keep my promise and take care of him and the rest of his brothers. I miss you already. See you in paradise. I love you. Margaret

Margaret Aug 3 2018 12:00 AM