Joanne Nelson, born February 7, 1963, departed this life November 21, 2021, due to medical complications.
She was born in Winter Garden, FL to the late Jurlene Stewart and Clifford Buggs. At a young age, the family moved to Dayton, Ohio where she made her home ever since.
Joanne attended Dayton Public Schools where she graduated from Nettie Lee Roth High School in 1983. She went on to obtain her certificate in business from Miami Jacobs College.
Joanne had a short career at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, The Dayton VA Medical Center, and the RTA bus system.
She was married to James Nelson for a short while and divorced. Later, she met and married Gregory Dixie for a short while where from that union she had her only child, Evan.
Joanne was a believer of Jesus Christ and attended Solid Rock Church from time to time. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and messages on spiritual warfare.
Joanne was preceded in death by her mother, Jurlene Stewart; oldest sister, Philadelphia "Laura" Sanders; aunt and uncle, Jean and Jimmie Johnson.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her beloved son, Evan; father, Clifford Buggs; sisters, Sharon Sanders and Arlene "Marie" Bryant; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday, December 4, at the House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Calling hours 9-11 am. (Mask Required).
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