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JoAnn Thomas

November 30, 1961 — January 18, 2024

Dickson, TN

Age: 62


Of: Dickson, TN                         

Passed Away: on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at Horizon Medical Center.


Throughout her life, JoAnn found solace in the written word. She channeled her imaginative spirit into becoming a proud author of children's books. Through her stories, she nurtured the imaginations of countless young minds and sparked their curiosity for adventure. JoAnn's profound love for literature will forever remain etched in the hearts of those who had the pleasure of reading her enchanting tales.

While JoAnn was a gifted wordsmith, she also found immense joy in exploring nature's beauty. She had an insatiable wanderlust that led her to explore various corners of our world - from tranquil fishing trips to adventurous encounters with the vast ocean. These experiences not only allowed JoAnn to connect with nature but also inspired her writing. The captivating stories she penned were often influenced by the vivid imagery she encountered during her travels.

However, above all else, JoAnn cherished meaningful connections with others. A devout Christian follower, she wholeheartedly embraced compassion and empathy as guiding principles in every aspect of her life. Her warm smile and kind heart were unifying forces that brought people closer together. Family time was a cherished time for JoAnn; she treasured every moment spent creating lasting memories with loved ones. Whether it was engaging in lively conversations or engaging in friendly competition over a deck of cards, JoAnn reveled in the simple joys derived from being surrounded by those she held dear.

JoAnn's legacy extends far beyond her written works or hobbies; it resides in the hearts of all who knew her. Her unwavering love and support continue to inspire and guide us even in her physical absence. May we remember her for the warmth that radiated from her soul, the wisdom she shared, and the joy she effortlessly brought into our lives.

Memorial Gathering:  Monday, February 05, 2024 from 4 – 8 PM at Spann Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to

The Wounded Warrior Project or CareNet Medical

Survived by: 


   Cory Edwards of San Diego, CA

   Leslie Edwards of Charlotte, TN

   Brandy Ewing of Cumberland Furnace, TN

   Joshua Thomas of Charlotte, TN


   Kenneth Nelson (Megan) of Washington


   Judy Clanin of Mena, AR


   Waylon Thomas


Preceded in death by

Parents: Vernon and Lavonia (Lawson) Nelson


Arrangements by Spann Funeral Home & Cremation Services (615) 446-1123

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