JoAnn Fleming Carney was born on August 22, 1941 to Effie Fleming Rooks and Richard Hall. She transitioned from this earthly life on April 27, 2023.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Jacqueline Fleming.
JoAnn received her education through the Davidson County School System at Cameron High School. At age 17, Joann met her love, Carl, and courted him until their Holy Matrimony in 1961. From this union, three children were given; Carl Jr., Troy, and Kimberly.
She professed her belief in Christ under the leadership of her father-in-law, the late Minister Andrew L. Carney, Sr. in 1962 at the Old Hickory Blvd. Church of Christ where she was a faithful member until her health declined.
Joann often expressed that her greatest joy was in homemaking and caring for her children. Though she had been a diligent employee with a few employers, many relatives sought her advice on raising children.
Sis. Joann Fleming Carney was a loving wife and mother who could always get you in line but would love and share with you all at the same time. If anybody needed an ear, they knew she’d answer the phone. She’d listen, empathize, and tell you the hard truth, too. She always had time to listen and pray with people. First Lady was a job she had never imagined but became Minister Carl’s secretary without hesitation. Joann was a gracious caretaker and sitter, a great cook, a neat hairdresser, a stylish seamstress, and a wonderful relative and friend to so many.
She is survived by her loving and devoted Husband; Carl D. Carney, Sr., Sons; Carl Jr. and Troy, Daughters; Kimberly and Maxine (Phil), Aunt; Alice Fleming Brandon, Brother-in-laws; Andrew Jr. (Annie Jean), David (Priscilia), Ronald (Judy) and Sisters-in-laws; Annie Pearl and Mildred Joyce, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, church members, and friends.