Joanne King
1926 - 2021
Joanne King

Dec. 13, 1926 - Feb. 18, 2021

Joanne Hicks King

DOB December 13, 1926 to Edgar A. and Shelby Brown Hicks.

Attended schools in Waco and graduated from Waco High School in 1944.

Graduated from Baylor University in 1948.

Married Ray Laurence Comer January 25, 1947. Ray died in the Waco tornado May 11, 1953. Ray and Joanne had three children, Deborah Ann (Debbie) age four, Marc Edgar age two, and Joe Shelby age eight months.

June 28, 1962, Joanne married Bertram Emory (Bert) King. He later adopted her children and together they had Virginia Lee and Bertram Neilson (Spider).

Joanne LOVED Waco. She grew up there and never wanted to leave it. She loved its people, its land, and its history. She especially loved her family.

Joanne served on many committees including Hedonia, Cotton Palace, and the Waco Historic Foundation. She served on many boards, but most loved her work on the East Terrace board. She hosted many luncheons, parties, and dinner groups at her home on Pecan Terrace. Her family gathered at their home for weddings, receptions, and many other family gatherings.

She loved her days sitting by The Fish Pond, floating on the barge on Lake Waco, and digging her toes in the sand at Port Aransas.

Survivors include: Bert King,

Sister Peggy McGregor, Debbie Ballard, Shelby King, Virginia Avant, and Bert (Spider) King.

Grandchildren and great-grandchildren include Jeff Ballard, wife, Mariam, and children, Blake and Mac; Ray Ballard and daughter, Chloe; Leah, husband, Derek Thompson, and children, Connor, Megan, and Parker; Margorie Rose, her husband, Silas Parker, and their son, August; Eddie King and his children, Marc Edgar 111 (Tritt) and Rheagan; Mason King, Katie King; Walter, Danny, Sarah Jo, and Rebecca Avant

Family graveside services will be held--date to be determined.

She will be greatly missed.
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Published by Waco Tribune-Herald on Feb. 21, 2021.
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Joanne was always very friendly to me and especially in my younger days hanging out with Shelby. Sorry for the families loss.
Weldon Mahan
February 26, 2021
Shelby and family. Linda and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time and always.
Earl Riley
February 23, 2021
David and I are so sorry for your loss. She was a gracious and lovely lady. May God grant you sweet memories to comfort you and may he give you peace during this difficult time.
Sara Risinger
February 23, 2021
We at Seniors Complete Insurance are saddened to hear of Joanne's passing. We would like the family to know it was an honor to serve her the past 5 years with her insurance needs. We know that she will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Teresa Cassidy and Staff
Teresa Cassidy
February 22, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Joanne's passing. I lost my husband, Grover earlier this month. My thoughts are with the family.
Sandy Culverhouse
February 22, 2021
With deepest sympathy. I have fond memories of our days swimming at the Fish Pond many years ago.
Bradford Willis
February 22, 2021
Godspeed to you on your journey, Miss Joanne
Susan Walsh
February 21, 2021
Worked for Bert at Farmers Supply. My Dad (James) was manager. We loved Joanne! She was a beautiful lady inside and out! Sorry for your loss ... Shelby and Debbie ...
Debbie Gordon Gamble
February 21, 2021
My mother JoAnn was a close friend and I have many memories of Jo Anne and her beautiful smile. She was always smiling and laughing and always made me feel welcome. Prayers to Debbie and all the family.
Pamela Peek Jeffrey
February 21, 2021