Our beloved angel, Joanne Reese, transitioned to her heavenly home on Thursday, July 20, 2017 after a lengthy illness; she fought a great fight all the way to the end.Joanne, affectionately known as "G-Ma" was born September 20, 1941 in Owensboro, Kentucky to Eula and George Danzy who preceded her in death.Joanne loved to work with children for over 25 dedicated years. She worked at the following facilities; Stewart Settlement House, Gary Neighborhood Services and The Children's Room located in the Lake County Court. Joanne attended Froebel High School, class of 1960. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph Reese Jr., daughter, Brenda Forbes-McDaniel, sisters, Bernice Culver, Marian Garner and Junetta Heffner, brothers, Charles Danzy, Eugene Danzy, Jessie Danzy and Norman Danzy. She leaves to cherish her memory, loving daughter Joyce Reese, son Joseph (Alisa) Reese, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11 a.m., Beyond 4 Walls Christian Center, 875 S. Lake Street, Gary, Indiana. Dr. W. Maurice White Jr. is the Pastor.