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Jo Ann Meador

Jo Ann Meador

Saturday, September 11th, 1937 - Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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Obituary

Fort Worth, Texas-Jo Ann Baty Meador, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, 82, went to be with Jesus Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Service: Memorial Service with be scheduled at a later date.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mission Arlington.

Jo Ann was born on September 11, 1937 to Vance Baley Baty and Julia Jewell (Davis) Baty in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Little Rock where she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She attended Quachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. While there she met her husband of 46 years, Richard Meador. They lived in Little Rock with their two daughters, Julie and Tami, until moving to Fort Worth, Texas in 1965. She was a member of Sagamore Hill Baptist Church where she worked as a church secretary and a preschool coordinator. Her next journey was East Meadows Baptist Church where she was also a church secretary for 20 years. She then became a member of the Winsome Class at First Baptist Church, Arlington. After taking some time off she began working for Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington until her retirement. She also volunteered at Mission Arlington for many years. She loved spending time with her family and will be dearly missed by them and many friends. The family would like to thank Courtyards at River Park Memory Care and Encompass Hospice for the care she was given.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Meador, her parents, Vance and Jewell Baty and her sister, Patsy Herrin.

Survivors: Daughters, Julie Stocker (Dean), Tami Kelley (Dick); granddaughters, Falan Simpson (Beau), Tristan Beard (Matt), Lauren Zimmerman (Tyler), Jennifer Ardoyno (Toby), Brooke Granger (Dave), Cyndi Woodward (Shawn); great-grandchildren, Jesse and Cale Zimmerman, Connor Beard, Henzie Simpson, Madi Vick, Kenzie and Pippa Woodward, Andon, Nina and Farrah Ardoyno, Zoe Gardner; and several nieces and nephews.

Wade Family Funeral Home & Crematory
817-274-9233
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Service Details

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    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Greenwood Memorial Park
    Address
    3100 White Settlement Rd.
    FORT WORTH, TX 76107
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Larry Hampton

Posted at 03:23pm
Jo Ann worked in the church nursery with my wife, Judy, at East Meadows Baptist Church for many years. She and Judy became good friends. When Jo Ann was church receptionist she would call me on occasions to help with computer questions. I got to know her through that effort. Jo Ann and her husband, Dick, were very friendly to my children. Janey and Steve. Janey worked with Jo Ann one summer during high school and Steve and Dick were good friends at church. Jo Ann was very friendly to other people. She was very competent in handling church business. She will be missed.
I told Janey and Steve about Jo Ann's passing and they expressed their sympathy.
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Gloria cox

Posted at 05:38pm
Jo Ann was a sweet loving friend to me and our Winsome Sunday school class at First Baptist Church Arlington. She loved her Lord and Savior and showed it by her love to her friends. I know she received many blessings while serving at Mission Arlington. Her smiling face and just her presence will be missed by everyone who knew her.
In my memory forever—Gloria
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Celeste McCown

Posted at 03:26pm
I knew Jo Ann from the Winsome Class, First Baptist Church. She was a lovely friend , so kind and loving. We shared volunteer time at Mission Arlington, such good memories. I have missed her already so much since she has not been able to be there. Heaven will be a little brighter! Celeste McCown
 
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Donna Lane Posted at 04:26am

I have known JoAnn since 1962. We went to church together. We shopped, did hair together played cards. She was a very special, loving , caring person. . She loved her family so much. .My thoughts and Prayers are with the Family during this time of sorrow. Donna Lane
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