LAWNDALE - Joanna Michie Connolly, 64, of 416 Elam Road, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby. Born May 27, 1949, in Fairfax County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Henry Braxton Calhoun Michie and Deloris Coffeen Michie.
She was a Geology Professor at Catawba Valley Community College and was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. She was passionate about the earth and all of its creatures. Joanna was a devoted wife and mother and leaves behind a large loving family.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" Joseph Connolly, III.
Survivors include two sons, James "Jimmy" Connolly, IV and John R. Connolly, both of Lawndale; three daughters, Erin Connolly, Catherine Connolly and Cory Connolly, all of Lawndale; and three grandchildren, Isaac Johnson, Callie Johnson and McCall Bolick.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lincolnton
Funeral home: Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston
Memorials: May be made to Stamey Funeral Home, PO Box 639, Fallston, NC 28042 to help with funeral expenses.
Guest register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com