Joan Carlson

joan carlson
Joanie Carlson, 50, of Mesa Trail, Candler, went home to Heaven on Thursday, December 23, 2010, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. A native of Jamestown, NY, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Gloria Beth VanOrder Carlson. Ms. Carlson loved to take care of her cats and chickens and to go to flea markets. Ms. Carlson is survived by her daughters, Kelly Carlson and Donna Foringer, both of Jamestown, NY; sisters, Jean Harrington, of New York, Marie Fisher, of Florida, and Kathleen Winser and Karen Wiley, both of Georgia; brothers, Gerald Carlson, of South Carolina, Stephen Carlson, of New York, and Stanley Carlson, of Virginia; boyfriend, Bobby Brooker, of Candler; 10 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Ms. Carlson will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave with the Rev. Dr. Dan McCurry officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

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  1. Joan I will miss you a lot, but I know that you are in a far better place then here. I know that you are no longer in pain. Rest in Peace and someday I will see you again.

  2. Take with you all the love and happiness that famly and friends have blessed you with, and rejoice in the eternal peace and serenity from this time forward as you dwell in the Kingdom of Heaven.
    We shall all be together again someday Joanie.

  3. Joan, I am going to miss you everyday. I understand that you had to leave, God called you home, where you will not be in any pain. I know we will be together again. Nothing can break our bond. Rest in peace.

  4. Joan I am grateful for all the time we got to spend together. You were like my second mom. I will never forget you and I love you very much. I hope you are truely at peace now

  5. Joanie, I will miss yoo very much. The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. ( numbers 6:24 NIV )

  6. Aunt Joan,

    You were so tough for so long, surviving and defeating so much in your life that you are an inspiration to all of us to not give up when life tries to knock us down. Your legacy as a fighter and surviver will live on in our family through all of us, for we will never forget you or let you be far from our hearts.
    You went to the angels in Heaven, but left us words of encouragement and I can’t thank you enough for showing all of us that sometimes the strongest thing you can do, is embrace when enough is enough. Your fight is over, but your courage and strength live on. I love you and thank you for teaching me so much. I think I speak for all of us when I say you will be dearly missed. Until we all are together again.. -Your Neice Stacey.

  7. Joan we are better off having known you. Always a good friend and willing to listen. God has a special place for you till the day we all see you in heaven. May god send his hand of love to touch your family during these hard times
    our thoughts and prayers are with them even though we cannot. We will remember you Always. Your Friends Rick Laurie and Family

  8. joanie its funny how we all grow up and go our own ways some more tragically than others I grew up with you and i will meet with you again someday.frienda forever rip

  9. We were friends for many,many years!Life put us down diff. paths. We went to school together at Lincoln jr. high from our hometown Jamestown,N.Y. I have been trying to contact your sisters on fb. Just hope they remember me and will respond. We had some GOOD times together!! I pray your at peace Joan. My thoughts and prayers be with you all.Especially Kelly and Donna! Your Mom was a good person and could be SOOOO FUNNY!! LOTS of GOOD times Laurie(Town)Marrs Raecher

  10. i am very sorry to here that she passed away. Our families will pray for you all. We will keep you in our prayers and in our hearts.

  11. I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new
    I thought about you yesterday and days before that too,
    I think of you in silence I often speak your name
    All I have are memories and your picture in a frame
    Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part
    God has you in His keeping I have you in my heart.

    Aunt Joan I love you and know you are safe and happy and now have a perfect body and mind without disability. We were so sad to see you go, but knew you could not stay. God bless you.

  12. Mommy, I miss you so much I cant believe you are gone. Its so hard not to be able to talk to you on the phone and have our morning coffee together. I know you are in a better place now. Please watch over all of us. I love you mommy

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