Celebrating the Life of Joann Emerson
Dance as though no one’s watching. Love as though you’ve never loved before.
Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though Heaven is on earth.
Jolane Rita Cardrin was born May 24, 1941 in Lynn Massachusetts and on June 28, 2020 (age 79) passed peacefully in her sleep at home from this life to a life of eternity in Heaven. Known by most as Joann and known by some as Mrs. Emerson, she was a loving wife to Willard (Bill) Emerson. She was a generous Mom to her 5 children; Sharon Carman, Lori (Andy) Everson, Tammy Emerson, Jay Emerson, and Kevin (Joanna) Emerson. A fun-loving Nana to her 8 grandchildren; Kristen, Jessica, Ryan, Little Jay, Brandon, Trevor, Garrett and Kamryn and 16 great grandchildren. To her Sisters Melody Knowlton and Donna Ruger, she was called Joey. Friend to all and Sister-in-Christ to Lori Williams, Susie Hall, and Ginny Saunders. Joann loved to go on vacations with Bill and met new friends wherever she went. Havasu and the beach were two of her favorite places to go. Joann loved to dance and played her music (loudly) especially while driving her red convertible Miata.
Point of emphasis:
*Her life was centered around her children and her grandchildren
What if Mom was right? Nana’s favorite sayings..
“What you say with your mouth”
“Scratch that Lord”
“Never drive faster than your angels can fly”
“You’ve got angels protecting you”
“When in doubt, take yellow Triaminic”
“Blindfold is under the seat”
“Let’s not speak that into existence”
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I am following the path that God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day;
to laugh, to love, to dance, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy.
A hug, a laugh, a kiss; ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorry,
I wish you the sunshine and puffy white clouds of tomorrow.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief, don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and smile with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
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