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Jo-Ann (Wilcox) Heath, age 81, of Valley Mills passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at Scott & White Hospital surrounded by family. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday at Valley Mills First Baptist Church. Interment will be at the Valley Mills Cemetery under the direction of Foss Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Memorials may be made to Valley Mills First Baptist Church. Jo-Ann was born on Nov. 1, 1932, in Alexander, LA. She was the daughter of Bob and Anna (Scruggs) Wilcox. She married Bobby Heath on Sept. 8, 1951. He preceded her in death in 2005. Jo-Ann loved the Lord, loved her family, especially her grandchildren, Derek, Adina, Sam and Nicole and her great granddaughter Izzy. They were the apples of her eye. Jo-Ann was the same on Sundays as she was during the week out in public. She loved her church, her friends and children. Her love for children showed in all the years of working with them at the elementary school, teaching Sunday School and helping on Wednesdays at the churches after school activities. She loved to talk and to do things for others, always busy. Jo-Ella compared her to an Energizer Bunny because she just kept on going. If we could have just a smidge of her energy and a smidge of her Christ likeness, we would be able to accomplish a lot. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son James Heath, great grandson Liam Slover, a sister Bettye Goains, and a brother Tommy Wilcox. Survivors include her daughter, Jo-Ella Slover and husband, Bryan; grandsons, Derek Slover and wife Adina, Sam Slover and wife Nicole, great grand daughter, Isabella; a sister, Bobbye Spitzer. Please join us in remembering Jo-Ann by visiting our memorial at fossfuneralhome.com.
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