A Tribute to my Wife, Joann
She was an amazing woman. A woman with the love of God in her heart, and a personality sparked by humor. Her best friends were her sister, her closest friends, and me.
Joann found out that she had ovarian cancer on September 7, 1997. From that day on, her private life was hurt and questioning at times, but her public countenance reflected her love for the God who saved her, and would sustain her.
She affected many people in such positive ways that she never knew. When she was sick, she often told me, "When I get better, I'm going to speak for the Lord and help people." At her wake on August 29, 2001, over 275 people testified to the love and compassion she shared with them in her lifetime. People were her ministry, whether it be hosting a person new to the area, or driving someone to the doctors, or laughing with a person who was down. She ministered at church and in our home to many people. They, and we do miss her, but know she is in Heaven with God.
Joann wrote for this web site shortly after sustaining the second of many chemotherapy treatments and surgeries. It was the genesis for this web site, Southstation.org.
Please use the buttons on the left to explore Joann's world. Start with her testimony, near the top of the buttons on the left. And thank you for stopping in, I hope she inspires you.
And, if you've come to this site looking for information on ovarian cancer, please click here for an overview and resources on the Internet.