A celebration of the life of Mrs. JoAnn Jarrell Fielding, 85, of Henderson, was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021, in the chapel at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home with Rev. Doc Crow and Kenneth Orr officiating, under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

The family received friends before the service on Friday, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Fielding passed from this life on September 7, 2021, at UT Health in Henderson. She was born on June 29, 1936, to the late Lewis and Lillar (Clark) Jarrell in the family home in the Harper community near Minden and lived most all of her life in Rusk County. 

She attended, and graduated from, Kilgore College and shortly thereafter moved to Galveston where she worked for Bell Telephone as a telephone operator. Mrs. Fielding later moved home to Henderson and opened a bookkeeping service with her life-long best friend, Ginger Linton. She and Ginger went on to work for Eddie Wilkerson at Eddie’s Paint and Body Shop, later Henderson Collision Center, and JoAnn kept working for Eddie after her retirement from the body shop. 

She enjoyed playing cards and 42 and loved to go on long weekend drives, especially to see the Dogwoods in bloom. JoAnn was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and Memaw to her grandchildren, and was a long-time member of Minden Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, P.R. and Ruby Clark, and Henry Alston and Ella Belle Jarrell.

Survivors include her husband, Doss Fielding; son, Jarrell Doss Fielding, and daughter, Debra Jo Odom; brothers, Tommy Lewis Jarrell and wife Judy, and Don Willis Jarrell and wife Debbye, all of Henderson; grandchildren, Trinity Wheeler, Julie Denise Rowe and husband Matt, Dustin Ryan Fielding, Olivia Lane Odom, and Thomas Oliver Fielding; great-granddaughter, Ivy Analiese Odom; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

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