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Joann Majors

October 19, 1946 December 31, 2018
Joann Majors
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Joann Majors was born October 19, 1946 in Locust Grove, Oklahoma to Reverend Arthur Vinson and Minnie Rosena (Armentrout) Jackson. She departed this life on Monday, December 31, 2018 at the age of 72 years, 2 months, and 12 days.

Joann graduated from Locust Grove High School, class of 1964. She went on to further her education at Northeastern State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education followed by her master’s degree in reading.

Joann was a retired school teacher for the Locust Grove Public Schools. She was dedicated to teaching first grade for 21 years and had a passion to teach children to read. When she wasn’t teaching, Joann enjoyed sewing, quilting, and tending to her flower beds. Joann will be greatly missed by all her former students and everyone who knew her.

Joann is survived by one daughter, Lessa Eslinger of Locust Grove, Oklahoma; one son, Dean Majors of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Orr and her husband, Andrew of Admire, Kansas and Thomas Eslinger of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one great-grandson, Maverick Eslinger of Claremore, Oklahoma; three sisters, Shirley Duncan of Pryor, Oklahoma, Florence Hickman of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Mary Jane Austin of Locust Grove, Oklahoma; and one brother, Don Jackson and his wife, Paulette of Locust Grove, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Leester Jackson, Oscar Jackson, Bob Jackson, Johnny Jackson, Leon Jackson, and Clayton Jackson; and one sister, Josephine Jackson.

A Celebration of life was held, 2:00 P.M., January 7, 2019, at the Locust Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Blake Stephens, Elizabeth Orr, Lessa Eslinger, and Reverend Jeff Blair officiated.

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Celebration of Life




2:00 PM 1/7/2019 2:00:00 PM
Locust Grove Free Will Baptist Church

5670 E. Highway 412
P O Box 183
Locust Grove, OK 74352

Locust Grove Free Will Baptist Church
5670 E. Highway 412 Locust Grove 74352 OK
United States

Memorial Contribution

Locust Grove Public Schools

419 N. Broadway
Locust Grove, Oklahoma 74352

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