JoAnn Thames Memorial Program

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The broadcast of JoAnn Thames memorial services will be being at 11:40 AM on Friday, February 12, 2021.

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Jo Ann Thames transitioned from this earthly life on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at her home. Jo Ann Thames was born to the late Emma Adams on April 13, 1946 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband of 55 years, Denver Thames, one brother; Walter, her Sisters; Barbara, Bernadine, Erma, Rickie, Betty, Ellen and one Great Grandson; D’Kavion Martin.

She was educated at Harrison High School, and later received her GED in 1979. She attended Loop College for two years in the career studies of Data Processing.

She was employed at Motorola Electronics for two and half years, Wells Gardner Electronics for two years, American Locker Company, seven years, Urkove Manufacturing Company, four years, and Brewer Sewing Supplies nineteen years as a Customer Service Representative.

She was joined in Holy Matrimony in 1964, to Denver Thames, to the union, they had three children; Denise, Dennis, and Alethea (Boo)

She leaves to Cherish one son and two daughters: Denise Richardon (Kurtiss), Dennis Thames (Kimberly Tutson-Thames), Alethea Thames-Auston (Lamont), Two Sisters: Eva Adams, and Jacqueline Marks (Gus), one sister-In Law Adlesia Chapman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; three brothers-in-laws; B.F. Thames (Charlotte), Chicago, Illinois, Justice Thames, Little Rock, Mississippi and James A. Wynne Black Jack, Missouri, Ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a 50 year best friendship Willie Clemons(Road Dog), and concerned (Security) Ted, and Andrea Clemons.

Jo Ann loved working on computers and working with computer graphics. She was very creative in developing a variety of greeting cards, obituaries, calendars and other talented artifacts. She was also known as Jo’s Jo’s One-Stop Shop. If you needed anything, she had it in electronics and she was also very supportive in her words of wisdom. We will miss her jollyful laughter, β€œYes, Indeed,” β€œNot bad for an old lady,”” See you later alligator, afterwhile crocodile,” β€œOkie, Dokie” and β€œA girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!”

Services Entrusted to:
AA Rayner & Sons Funeral Home
5911 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60644
773-626-42222

Graphic Design & Printing Entrusted to:
SSMedia7 :: Graphic Design & Print Studio
5853 W Madison St | Chicago, Illinois 60644
708-398-3232Β 

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10 comments

Alethea Thames-Auston

Alethea Thames-Auston

I love you mama and will miss you!!!Until we meet again!!!πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

Alethea Thames-Auston

Alethea Thames-Auston

I love you mama and will miss you!!!Until meet again!!!πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

Alethea Thames-Auston

Alethea Thames-Auston

I love you mama and will miss you!!!Until meet again!!!πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

Frederic Langston

Frederic Langston

My condolences to the family, wish I was there, l will miss Mrs. Thames smile and laugh, peace and love always !

DEIDRE ADAMS

DEIDRE ADAMS

My grandmothers sister. I wish that I can be there with my family. I love you all! Heaven has gained another Angel.

Jack & Louella Langston and Family

Jack & Louella Langston and Family

May god be with youπŸ•Š

Valerie Swift

Valerie Swift

Another Angel has gotten her wings! Rest well in God’s care JoJo, you’re in your eternal home! Your beautiful, kind and loving spirit, your infectious laughter and words of wisdom will be missed immensely here on earth. To be absent from the body is to be present in the Lord. We love you!!!!

Clementine West & LynetteMillerJohnson

Clementine West & LynetteMillerJohnson

May you Rest In Peace. My Lovely and beautiful neighbor.

Bernadette Adams

Bernadette Adams

You got your wing go and rest love you .wish we could have spent more time together ❀ πŸ˜ͺ praying for the family love πŸ’˜ y’all Dearly

Darwin Clemons aka DC

Darwin Clemons aka DC

Rest is heaven great auntie. I love you. Wish we spent more time as our family grew. I never forgot about you and you will be missed. Tell Granny Irma , Greygrand and the rest of the family I love them up there. ❀❀

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