Jo Ann (Johnson) Cordell

GASTONIA - Jo Ann Johnson Cordell, 79, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Born in Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Oma Lee Bolick Johnson.

Mrs. Cordell was retired from Covenant Village, where she served as a housekeeper. She also was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cordell was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Lee Cordell; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Robert Gunter; brother, Earl Johnson Jr.; and a sister, Helen Black.

Mrs. Cordell is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Alan Bradbury, of Belmont, Faye and Terry Gregoire and Nancy and Lynn Essary, all of Dallas; grandchildren and spouses, Christopher Bradbury, Matthew Bradbury, Bryan Gunter, Kim Gunter, Andrea and Josh Rhyne, Nick and Megan Gregoire, Terese Gregoire, Leah Gregoire and Brent Ratchford; great-grandchildren, Dylan Bradbury, Landon Rhyne, Madison Gregoire and Gabe Gregoire; and a sister, Beulah Richardson of Gastonia.

Family and friends of Jo Ann Cordell are invited to attend her visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6 at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with her funeral service to follow at noon in Founders Chapel. Dr. Gil Gilbert will officiate. Burial will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent online to

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 725 Gastonia Technology Parkway, Dallas, NC 28034 or the , 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte NC 28215.

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mrs. Cordell.

Funeral Home

McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 865-3451

Published in Gaston Gazette from May 4 to May 6, 2013