Joanna Elizabeth Hawkins McCurry, age 85, of Lexington, NC, formerly of Caroleen, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022 at Brookdale of Lexington.Joanna was born on Saturday, August 28, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late Everett McCoy Hawkins and the late Bertha Willis Hawkins. She was a nurse at Rutherford Hospital for nearly 40 years, of which she was very proud and cherished her time working there. She was a past member of Caroleen Baptist Church and, after their move to Wilmington, a member of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, both of which she truly enjoyed attending and cherished all the people she met at both.
She was married to the late Earl Junior McCurry, who passed away last October, and who she cherished with all her heart. They were married for over 61 years.
She leaves behind her son, Todd McCurry and wife, Vicky; daughter, Alicia McCurry Trollinger, grandson, Justin Schultz, and granddaughter, Jordan Schultz. She also leaves behind one sister, Rebecca Price, and husband, Roger, of Arizona, and is preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Ed Lohr.
She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom she cherished as well.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with the Reverend Lanny J. Funchess officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Dementia and Alzheimers research at www.act.alz.org or www.dementiasociety.org, as this cruel disease affected both Joanna and Earl.
Donations can also be made to Caroleen Baptist Church, PO Box 489, Caroleen, NC 28019, where she and Earl attended faithfully for many years prior to their move to Wilmington.