Jo Ann Bohannon Lewis, of Centerville, Georgia, passed away February 16, 2021 after an extended battle with heart disease and cancer. Jo was born on August 22, 1933 in Hazlehurst, Georgia to the late A.C. and Irene Wilson Bohannon. She attended Middle Georgia College, South Georgia College, and Macon State College.
Creative, beautiful and gregarious, Jo was a natural at marketing and enjoyed many years operating her ladies’ clothing shop, the Parkway Boutique. She loved to talk and make people laugh. She was passionate about the quality of her merchandise and would offer nothing to her customers that she would not wear herself. Customers were loyal and many became personal friends. She had a flair for interior decorating and could make a new home a showcase soon after her family’s relocations during earlier years.
Jo was preceded in death by her sons, Glen and Stan Lewis. She is survived by four grandchildren, James, Jeremy, Jay (Mallory) and Leigh Lewis; one great-grandson, Edison; two daughters-in-law, Charlotte and Kim Lewis; three sisters, Peggy Holz (Jim), Bobbie Gallia (Al), and Shala Glennon (Mike); several nieces and nephews; and her special friend, Alice Burwell (Bruce).
Due to the seriousness of the Covid 19 Pandemic and family members who are at risk, the family regretfully requests immediate family only attendance at the graveside service which will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Eureka Baptist Church in Hazlehurst, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made to Eureka Baptist Church or your favorite hospice.
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