JoAnn McDonald peacefully passed away on September 17, 2023, at the age of 75. She was born on August 30, 1948, in her beloved hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. She later became a resident of NHC Murfreesboro in 2020. JoAnn's warm and caring nature touched the lives of all those who had the privilege of knowing her.
JoAnn was a remarkable woman who dedicated her career to helping others. In the 1980s, she served as a Phlebotomist at the American Red Cross in West Nashville, where she made a significant impact by collecting blood donations and supporting countless individuals in need. Her compassion and willingness to lend a helping hand were truly admirable.
As an active member of West Nashville Order of the Eastern Star 168 for five years, JoAnn contributed her time and energy to various community projects and initiatives. She displayed unwavering commitment and kindness in everything she did, earning her the admiration and respect of her peers.
JoAnn's educational journey included graduating from Cohn High School in the class of 1966. Determined to expand her knowledge and skills within the medical field, she successfully completed her studies at Nashville College of Medical Assistants, class of 1985. JoAnn's thirst for knowledge and dedication to professional growth were evident in her accomplishments.
Beyond her professional achievements, JoAnn held a deep love for her family and friends. She cherished every moment spent with them and eagerly expressed her excitement upon their arrival. Her warm presence radiated joy and created a welcoming atmosphere that made everyone feel loved.
In her leisure time, JoAnn found solace in simple pleasures. She enjoyed spending time with and taking walks with her faithful companion Dixie Lee by her side. Dixie Lee held a special place in JoAnn's heart, and she brought her great happiness. Additionally, JoAnn loved indulging in delicious meals at local restaurants, savoring good food and creating lasting memories with loved ones.
JoAnn McDonald’s legacy lives on through her nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, who were the source of immense pride and joy in her life. JoAnn will be dearly missed by her siblings, Tommy and Judy Sanders, Linda and Tommy Swafford, Carolyn Netherton, and Bobby and Patricia Sanders and her many Nieces, Nephews & Cousins. Joann's memory will forever be cherished by her daughter-in-law Julie Boyett and her husband Magnus Berglund.
JoAnn McDonald is preceded in death by her son Jeffery Len Boyett, and daughter, Stephanie Jo Barnhill. She also joins her late parents Dorothy and Ed Sanders and grandparents Annie Elizabeth & Knox Orman, Pearl & Audrey V. Sanders in eternal peace. She was also a beloved sister-in-law to the late Vic Netherton.
A visitation will be held on September 22, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Harpeth Funeral Home located at 6962 Charlotte Pike in Nashville, TN. Following the visitation, a funeral service will take place from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the same location. To honor
JoAnn's vibrant personality and loving spirit, an additional gathering to have a meal together will occur from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at West Harpeth Funeral Home.
Finally, JoAnn will be laid to rest on September 30, 2023 @11:00 AM in a burial service at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home located at 9090 TN-100 in Nashville, TN.
JoAnn McDonald left an indelible mark on the lives she touched. Her kindness and selflessness will continue to inspire us all to make a difference in the world around us. JoAnn was a very strong woman of faith, she prayed for others often, and always believed she would someday walk again. May she rest in eternal peace as we carry forward her spirit of love and compassion.