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Jo Ann Nettles

July 2, 1947 — September 13, 2019

Jo Ann Lee Nettles, 72, of Unadilla, Georgia passed away Friday, September 13 at her home following an extended illness.  She was born July 2, 1947 in Nahunta, Georgia to the late Jessie Marvin Lee and Hester Ann Morgan Snellgrove.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers:  Leslie Marvin Lee Sr, Larry Fairless Lee, a sister Odell Lee Nettles, and a great grandson:  Sampson Spurlock.

She is survived by her husband of almost 55 years:  Cleveland Morgan Nettles; 4-children:  Rachel Ann (Bruce) Wainwright, Lisa Faye (Jimmy) Spurlock, Joseph Cleveland (Melissa) Nettles and Sarah Louise Nettles; 2-brothers:  General Franklin Lee and Joseph Ezra (Karen) Lee; 12-Grandchildren and 9-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday September 16 at Shepard-Funeral Home from 6-8 PM.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 17  in the chapel of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home at 10:30 AM with Rev. James D. Aycock, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow in Homeland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Winn Dixie Campus, 1552 Shoup Court, Decatur, GA 30033

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at  Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Jo Ann Nettles, please visit our flower store.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

6:00 - 8:00pm

Shepard - Roberson Funeral Home


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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Starts at 10:30am

Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home

526 Oakwood St, Folkston, GA 31537

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