JoAnn  Thibodeaux Stitely

Published 4:10 pm Monday, August 30, 2021

JoAnn Thibodeaux Stitely, 80, of Sulphur, La., passed away early 26 Aug. 2021.  She was born in Church Point, La., then moved to Sulphur, La., with her family where she graduated from Sulphur High School in 1959.  Later in that same year, she married Wilton F. Stitely, Jr and moved to Maryland to start a family.  She worked as a bookkeeper at various locations in Maryland, including Colonial Music, Ken Lloyd’s Carpet Town, Jenkins Motors, and Potomac Tile and Carpet before returning to Sulphur in 2001.

JoAnn loved and valued family, above all, and she happily and joyfully adopted many to become part of her family.  She loved to cook and share meals. She loved children, and she loved helping others.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Corinne Barnes, her father, Emery J. Thibodeaux, her brother, Edward Barnes, Jr, her sister-in-law, Linda Thibodeaux, and her son, Michael Joseph Stitely.  She is survived by her brothers, E.J. Thibodeaux, Gary Barnes and his wife Connie all of Sulphur; her daughter-in-law, Theresa Stitely, and grandson Matthew of Rocky Ridge, MD; and her son, Wilton F. Stitely, III, wife Karen, and grandsons, Noah, and Alec of Woodsboro, MD.  Also left behind are many nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins, all dear to her heart.

The family would like to thank Brighton Bridge hospice for the care they gave.  Also, a special and heartfelt thank you to Brandy, Lanie, and Lori for the love and care they brought to JoAnn.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Cancer Research or a charity you hold close to your heart.

Funeral service to honor JoAnn’s life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at Johnson & Robison Funeral Home of Sulphur. Burial will follow in Big Woods Cemetery of Edgerly. Father Andrews Kollannoor will officiate. Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thursday, with a recitation of the Rosary at 11:30 a.m.

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