JoAnn was born in Dungannon, VA on November 17, 1944, and was the daughter of the late Thurman and Annie Eliza (Gibson) Castle.
She was a retired C.N.A. with 22 years in the healthcare profession.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Charles Everett Sexton, Sr. (2014), and sisters, Margie Bishop and Willie Sexton.
She is survived by her daughters, Allison (Lonnie) Lucas, Dungannon, VA and Pamela (Owen) Veazey, Hixson, TN; her adopted daughter, Charlotte (Jeffery) Sexton, Dungannon, VA; sons, Charles Everett (Jeanette) Sexton, Jr., Dungannon, VA and Joey Heath Sexton, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Jessica Veazey, Corey Veazey, Samantha Webb, Racheal Quillen, Heather Ervin, Sarah Trivette, Ryan Gilreath, Jessy Sexton, Amanda Hilliard, and Casey Sexton; great grandchildren, Lilian Murray, Evrin Veazey, Ian Webb, Alexis Ervin, Bentley Trivette, Parker Gilreath, Paisley Gilreath, Coda Gilreath, Owen and Nevaeh Lane, Emmalei Sexton, Grayson Sexton, Carter Hilliard, and Jaxon Hilliard; an expectant great granddaughter, Gabriella Kate; sisters, Juanita (Hascue) Sexton, Ft. Blackmore, VA and Bernice Quillen, Ft. Blackmore, VA; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Rick Quillen and Pastor John Fultz officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Cox Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Dale Nuckels, Ryan Gilreath, Jessy Sexton, James Hale and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at12:00 noon, Tuesday to go in procession to the graveside service.
An online guest register is available for the Sexton family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Violeta “JoAnn” Sexton.