Joanna T. McCullough, age 89, of Shelbyville, passed from this life early Thursday morning, March 2, 2023, at her daughter’s home in Yucca Valley, California, after a brief illness.
Joanna was born on July 7th, 1933, in Shelbyville to the late J.R. (Hop) and Pauline Landers Turner. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Walter Clarence (Top) Mccullough
Joanna was a 1951 graduate of Shelbyville Central High School, and worked at the Shelbyville Times-Gazette and The National Store before becoming a mother and devoted housewife. She was strong in her Christian faith having been a faithful member of Fellowship for Christ Church for over 25 years.
She was a loving and caring friend, mother and grandmother. Mee Maw, as she was affectionally known, lived a full life. She was a committed volunteer for many organizations in Shelbyville including the Shelbyville Recreation Center, Bedford County Nursing home, and her church. She was an avid walker in her younger years. She was known to walk 20+ miles a day with her friends, once walking all the way to Tullahoma.
Survivors include: children, daughter Nena McCullough (Edward Corrick) of Yucca Valley, CA. son John (Lisa) McCullough of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Amanda (Shawn) Cook, Corven Corrick; and one great-grandson, Leon Cook.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m. at Fellowship Christ Church with Pastor Ray Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Fellowship for Christ Church, 142 Richdale Lane. Shelbyville, TN 37160 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or by mail: 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.
Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.
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