Jo Anne Pine MD
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Jo Anne Pine, MD, age 75, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2020 from COVID-19 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. She is survived by her son, Michael and his wife Emily of Phoenix, AZ, her brother, Henry and Aileen Pine of Prairieville, LA, Rusty and Susan Fortenberry and their daughter Susan, Shari Fortenberry and her son Drew, her daughter Madison, Ira and Jennifer Hall, their son Jenson, their daughter Hazelee, and Billy Nimon, all from McComb, MS, and numerous friends nationwide. Jo Anne attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine as one of the first female doctors to graduate there in 1972 continuing as an OB-GYN at Women's Hospital for many years. She was an avid LSU football and New Orleans Saints fan who also enjoyed traveling, fine wine, and laughing with family and friends. Besides her son, her legacy lives on in the countless babies she delivered at Woman's Hospital as well as helping each patient at the Lake After Hours clinic. Treating patients in need from 1972 until 2020, without any fanfare or publicity, in the middle of the night or in the early hours of the morning, there was always Doctor Pine. Doctor Pine's memorial service will be postponed until a later date. Donations can be made in her name to Our Lady of the Lake Foundation.

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Published in The Advocate from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 23, 2020
We will always remember the great times with Jo Anne. The world lost one of God’s true servants. Death Valley will be slightly quieter now without Jo Anne there.
Matt
Friend
November 23, 2020
Jo Anne was one of a kind. The mold was destroyed. She was fun loving, outgoing, caring, and very dedicated. I knew her for over 40 years and although I live in Colorado I tried to stay in touch. The last visit I made to Baton Rouge I was invited to her home to eat. It was like we saw each other everyday because we just picked up our friendship naturally. We ate. laughed,drank wine and had a memorable time. We have kept in touch the past few years and I loved her dearly. Just hearing her stories cheered you up and made you laugh. Jo Anne loved her son Michael so very much and glowed when speaking of him. She had such a zest for life and lived it to the fullest. I will always miss her but know that she is a true Angel in Heaven watching down on all of those she loved. She left footprints in our hearts and souls, and we are indeed blessed.
Linda Chaney
Friend
November 23, 2020
Jp Anne was one of a kind. Her laugh and love of life will always be remembered. I knew her for over 40 years and although I moved to Colorado years ago; I thought of her often. The last time I went home I had dinner at her home and we laughed, ate. and drank wine. She had an infectious sense of humor and laugh that made uou smile. I enjoyed keeping up with her on Facebook and admiring all the pictures of nature and her two cats she posted. Her son, Mike was the focus and love of her life, and she glowed when speaking of him. She is truly an Angel, and a special addition to Heaven. Jo Anne will forever live in our hearts because she left footprints in our souls.
Linda Chaney
Friend
November 23, 2020
This sweet lady treated my special needs adult sister in the 90’s. I’ve never witnessed such a wonderful mixture of professionalism and sincere concern. I will never forget her sweet, tender care. JoAnne was also my personal physician and I shall miss her.
Carolyn W
November 23, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Linda Chaney
Friend
November 23, 2020
I first met Dr. Pine in 1972 when I first went to work at EKLMC . She was always so kind and I enjoyed talking with her. Our paths crossed many times, through the years. My mother lived very near her in Broadmoor. My husband built the house she lived in by the hospital. Then after she went back to school I ran into her again. And now I read she has a Fortenberry in her family. My Mother was a Fortenberry from Tylertown, MS. A truly gracious lady, compassionate physician . Rest in Peace Dr. Pine
Nina Carazo Snapp
Friend
November 22, 2020
Dr. Pine treated me many times at the Lake After Hours in Central. She was very kind and caring every time I saw her there. Her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Patricia Gill
November 22, 2020
She was a beautiful person. Loved working with her. Prayers to the family
Denise
Coworker
November 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Denise
Coworker
November 21, 2020
Words cannot express how saddened I am and so many others are. You were such an amazing person to be around and always had something to say that would put a smile on my face. You are deeply missed and will forever be in my heart and in the hearts of so many.
Stephanie D
Coworker
November 21, 2020
Words cannot express the sadness I feel. She adored Oliver and me and we adored her. She, Joe H. and Heather were so wonderful to us. They helped me get Oliver in and out my car and laughed with us about anything and everything!! I will miss texting her and talking to her. Her happy place was the beach and I’ll never be able to think about the beach without thinking of her.
Emilie
Friend
November 21, 2020
Michael, I am so saddened by the death of your mother. I had some good times with her and will always remember how excited she became when telling me great stories about you. May she rest in peace.
Janice Parmelee
Friend
November 21, 2020
What a joy it was to call on Dr. Pine in the 80’s and early 90’s as a Pharma rep. She treated all reps with respect and dignity. As a sales rep in the industry this is a big statement. That showed me her true character. Dr. Pines staff reflected this same character. I am thankful that I got to call on her office as a young rep in the industry. My prayers go out to family.
Benton Aucoin
Acquaintance
November 20, 2020
Such a kind and caring physician. Praying for God to comfort the family.
Daisy P. Norman
Acquaintance
November 20, 2020
Had the pleasure of working with Dr Pine at Woman's Hospital for many years. In addition she was my personal physician .She was a wonderful Dr and loved by many.I am so sorry to hear this news . Many prayers for family / loved ones during this difficult time.
Debbie Grace
Friend
November 20, 2020
Lovely lady. Caring and dedicated MD. Baton Rouge will miss her.
D Murphy
Acquaintance
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