November 8, 1946 ~ October 10, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Jo Ann Gaddy Black, 73, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

An Asheville native, Jo Ann was a daughter of the late Troy and Betty Jones Gaddy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Von Junior Black, who passed in 2018.

Mrs. Black loved birdwatching, particularly cardinals and hummingbirds, and spending time with her family and two dogs, Chloe and Zoey. She retired from Square D.

Surviving are her daughters, Linda Black and Sandy Baxter (Rob); son, Gene Black; brother, Tim Gaddy; grandchildren, Hunter, Brandon, Cody, and Cagni; and several other family members.

The graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Keith Watkins officiating. For those who wish to pay their respects, Mrs. Black will lie in repose from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. Her family will be present with her beginning at 6:00 p.m.


For those who wish to pay their respects: October 16, 2020 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: October 17, 2020 11:00 am

New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
Olivette Road
Asheville, NC 28804


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  1. Sandy and family, my prayers are with you at this time. So sorry for your loss and I hope you can find comfort in your wonderful memories of your mom. God bless your family.

  2. Phyllis Nelon my.thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. It is a hard time for all. Being my first cousin we spent a lot of time together as children. A lot of memories which were precious. Love all of you.

  3. Dear Family,
    How precious your mom was! I know she was happy to be reunited with your Dad. May your memories be sweet and may you find comfort in them. Prayers for your all.

  4. Angela Gay Smith. 1st cousin to Jo Ann. She was always such an upbeat person, no matter what. She was my babysitter for many years when I was younger. Such a beautiful soul!! I miss you and love you so much!!!!

  5. Tim, Linda, Gene and Sandy, so sorry for your loss. Jo Ann was always happy, smiling and such a sweet person. I’ll always remember the good times we had. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Janet (Granny) Stewart

  6. Linda, Sandy, and Family- I am so sorry for your loss. Jo Ann was so sweet and funny. It was my pleasure to know her and be able to spend a little time with her. Thinking of you all during these times. Take good care.

  7. I am so saddened to hear about Jo Ann. It helps to know that she is in no more pain and is with Von, her mom and day and my mom and dad. I had just talked to her a week ago and she was going to make me some biscuits. She made the BEST biscuits! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love!


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