Jo Ann McAdoo

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Jo Ann McAdoo passed into the presence of our Most Holy Lord and Savior on Monday, April 29, 2013. She died peacefully with her loving and devoted husband Jack, her loving daughter, Donna, her sweet and loving sister, Nelda, and Donna's husband, Steve by her side praying over her and reading her favorite scriptures from the Bible. She was born August 17, 1937 in Como, Texas to Elizabeth and Jack McGinnis. She was a graduate of honors from Longview High School in 1955 in Longview, Texas. She and her husband, Jack, were married January 10, 1958. Four years later, they were blessed with the miracle birth of their precious daughter, Donna. Jo Ann had a love of children and a passion for teaching them about God and His love. She taught first grade Sunday School in Longview and in Arlington for 30 years along with leading Sunday School and Vacation Bible School conferences for 15 years. Jack and Donna were the light of her life that she cherished and loved dearly. Love, laughter, and security were always felt in their home. Jo Ann treasured wonderful moments of watching movies, talking with her family, and doing for others. Jo Ann had many friends who looked to her as someone who gave them encouragement when needed, who had a loving and kind spirit, and an unselfish nature. She was a “joyful Christian.” She leaves behind a legacy of loving God and life. Jo Ann is survived by Jack and Donna, Nelda Briley, her sister, of Burleson, Texas, brother, Ken McGinnis of Longview, Texas and many other special and faithful family members and friends. A celebration to honor Jo Ann's life will be held at the Wade Family Funeral Home 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:30 for visitation and 12:30 for the service. Burial will be held at the Fort Worth-Dallas National Cemetery at 2:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Martha Foster Lung Center at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

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  1. Dear Donna and Jack,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are aching for you, because we know of your great love for one another. Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13). I know that you both would have done so for Jo Ann if you could, and she knew it. Your lives of love and sacrifice are an example for all of those in your spheres of influence. Your memories of times shared together will hold you up in the hard times ahead. Know that others love you all very much and are praying for you every day.

  2. Donna, I wanted you to know that you and your family are in my heart and prayers. I pray for your strength. You are loved by so very many friends near and far. You are never far from my thoughts. Gabby and I send our love.

  3. Dear Donna, My heart grieves with you at this time. I didn’t know your mother, but I know she was a wonderful woman because I know you are and from all the things I heard you say about her. Losing a parent, especially your mom is always as hard thing to bear. However, God’s comforting hand is with you during this difficult transition in your life. You will always miss her, but have your memories, and her love to warm your heart. Love to you, Karen

  4. Our hearts are with you. My love for your mother will never stray. Keep the faith. God be with you and your dad. Call me if you need me. The Hicks Family (LaMarcus, Sonya, and Lance)

  5. Jo Ann was a friend and mentor to me when I was a seminary student and part-time staff member at Fielder Road in 1987 – 88. She always was encouraging me as I began my vocational ministry to children and their families. It was a blessing to serve the Lord along side of her and learn from her.
    What a joy to know we meet again some day at the foot of the throne where she is already praising the Lord. -Phil Hoyt, FBC Hendersonville, TN

  6. My friend you will be missed. God loved you more than anyone of us on earth.He have called you by name.He is now your Doctor & everything in life he hold. JoAnn you will be missed. You knew I was afraid to ride the elevator by myself, you would wait on me and ride down with me. LOVE YOU. RIP my friend. JoAnn was a special person, Family rejoice,for her there is no more pain & suffering. Take comfort that all her medication is now given in God’s house. HIS EVERLASTING LOVE. she is one of his Angels. The voice of the archangel and the trump of God,the dead in Christ shall rise first.We that belive in him will be caught up together in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air to be with him forever. Family that comfort in one another knowing that JoAnn is with God. I loved her to. God blessed

  7. Jack, I am so sorry. I just read your e-mail about 2:45 on Thursday. I sorry I did not get to come to her memorial service. I was not aware she was so sick.

  8. We knew JoAnn McAdoo through our business. She and Jack were such nice and gracious people, whom we called “Good People” very few of those type around. We will miss her, she was always so happy and outgoing. God be with you Jack during your time of grieving. She was truely Good People.

  9. CandleImageI can’t believe you’ve been gone 10 years. It seems like yesterday we lost you but Heaven gained an angel. I know the children there adore you and brings a smile to your face.
    Daddy and I miss you every single day. I love you and wait for the day we can see each other again. I thank God for sending His Son so we could have eternal life.
    I love you, Mother.

  10. I cannot believe it has been 11 years since you left.
    I think of you every single day wishing I could hold your hand, hear your voice, see your smile, and enjoy or talks.
    I know daddy misses you so much. You would be so proud of him and the grace in which he has dealt with losing you.
    I love you and can’t wait till we see each other once again.
    I ihope you know how much I love you and am grateful for everything you ever did for me.

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