Obituary of Joan Ann Duncan Winters
Joan Ann Duncan Winters, born March 25, 1943 met her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 6, 2022.
She was the daughter of Fred A. Duncan Sr. and Avalee Duncan Atkins; and step father, Munsey Atkins, who all preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her four day old son, David in 1968; her sister, Mary Ellen Williams Carneal and her first husband, Richard Williams; her sister, Jean Jamison and husband, Jerry Jamison; and her sister, Patricia Dickenson and former husband, John Dickenson Sr.
Joan is survived by her husband, Arthur Winters; beloved son, Harvey Howell and wife, LouAnn; grandson, Corey Howell; and former husband, Glen Howell. Also surviving is her cherished brother, Fred A. Duncan Jr. and his wife, Patricia (who was like her fourth sister); and a brother-in-law, Rocky Carneal. Joan had many nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly.
Joan grew up in Galax, Va. with her brother and sisters. She graduated from Galax High School in 1962, and while there she was a member of the BETA Club, French Club, FHA, Glee Club, Choral Society, and was cheerleader captain, Key Club sweetheart, Homecoming Queen, as well as voted “most popular” in her senior year. She was also named Miss Grayson County in 1960.
She attended Radford University, and while there met Glen Howell, whom she married in 1964. From this union came Harvey and baby David.
Joan worked as a medical transcriptionist and retired from the Carilion Health System after 23 years of service.
In Joan’s life, she found joy in singing in church and several choral groups, shopping with her sisters, cooking, and tapping into her creativity by making wreaths, flower arrangements, cards, and putting together beautiful outfits. She crafted her dining room table with elegance for dinner parties for family and friends.
In the later years of Joan’s life, she battled multiple illnesses, but always kept a positive outlook while trusting in the Lord.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
A celebration of her life will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the Electric Road Chapel of Simpson Funeral Home 3912 Electric Road. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Casual dress is encouraged. Arrangements by the Electric Road Chapel of Simpson Funeral Home.
In Loving Memory
Joan Ann Winters
1943 - 2022
5160 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
3912 Electric Road
Roanoke, VA 24018
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