She was born March 15, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Joseph Sighion Mize and Callie E. Truesdell Mize. Jo Ann was a homemaker and a member of the Noble Learning Center in Cove. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and a friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.
She is survived by daughter Roxanna Kirby and husband Keith of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; son Benjamin Shelton and wife Patty of Cove, Arkansas; brothers Frank Mize and wife Sharon of Oroville, California, Malvin Mize and wife Sue of Hatfield, Arkansas; sisters Eleanor Jefferson of Hatfield, Arkansas, Sharon Snider and husband Albert of Cove, Arkansas; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Wayne “Bud” Shelton; two grandsons Robert Lavoy “ Robby” Barrett and Jonathan Monroe Barrett.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 27, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at the Noble Learning Center in Cove with Brother Steve Squires officiating. Interment will follow in the Grannis Cemetery in Grannis, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friends visitation will be Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren Josh Snider, Devin Peace, Joel Freeman, Madison Barrett, Wayne Shelton, and William Barrett.
Honorary pallbearers are Daris Burk, Mike Nelson, Danker Mize, Gordon Diffee, Heiram Crump, and Waylon Shelton.