Joan Lorraine Moss was born June 24, 1948 to the late Elizabeth Watson and William Watson in Middletown Ohio. She departed on October 10, 2019 after a lengthy illness at Riverside Hospital in Columbus Ohio, she was surrounded by family and the love of all at the age of 71. Joan graduated from Admiral King High School in Lorain Ohio in 1966. She had been a member of United Missionary Baptist Church in Middletown Ohio where she was also married to the late Anthony Q. Moss (d.1999) before moving to Lorain Ohio where she worked as a nursing assistant for many years
Joan was a Mother to many, Mentor, Role Model, and an example of what strength in a woman entails. Joan embodied all of these qualities to many. Joan moved from Middletown Ohio to Colorado Springs where she lived for 25 years before movingback to Ohio to live the rest of her days in Columbus Ohio to be closer to her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother Raymond Watson of Lorain Ohio and her granddaughter Iyanna Moss of Columbus Ohio (d.2015). Joan enjoyed cooking, dancing, and being the life of any festive gathering with her warm personality and vibrant smile, and she was known to be a mother, nurturer and inspiration to many by the strength she showed. Joan was a solid rock for her family and friends, she was called Joanzie by many who knew her. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Torrey Moss of Columbus Ohio and an adopted daughter Jamie Waughalso of Columbus Ohio. She will also be missed by her sistersJoyce Green (Eric Jones, Mickey Jones, Kortney Jones and Ashely Jones), Tracy Denmark of Virginia and Carol Fuller- Bryant (Samuel) and her brothers Richard Watson (Denise), (nieces Jordan Watson and Tiffany Whitehead), Royce Fuller of Columbus Ohio, and Roland Fuller of Middletown Ohio, herfirst cousins that she was raised up with as her sister Portia Rogers, Tootie, Carol Winfield, Sara Hill and Lois Hall. Joan is survived by a host of grandchildren also (Maureen, Lisa, and Torrey Jr. Prince Tyler Jackson, Shyla Jackson and Ronald Jackson d.2012) and a host of great grandchildren (Nathalia, Daniel, Muara, Olivia, Jerimiah, Janaya, Jaydon, Jariah, Jashia, Zariah, and Lili, Richard) Her love will endure on by the legacy she has left behind through her loved ones. Joan will be remembered and missed by her smile and warm spirit cause she was also a peace keeper.
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