Joanne Elaine Thurston went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. She was born in Waterville, Maine on February 25, 1935 to the late Gertrude Witham and James Oliver Thurston.
Joanne was predeceased by her parents; her brother, James Frederick Thurston (late Margie Bissel Thurston); sister, Louise Mae Thurston; sister-in-law, Judy Thurston; nephew, Brad Thurston; and niece, Cynthia Thurston DuBose.
She is survived by her sister, Patricia Thurston Padgett of Gaston, SC; brother, Ronald Thurston of St. Augustine, FL; many nieces, nephews, great, and great-great nieces and nephews; as well as her beloved and faithful fur-baby, Ginger.
Joanne was an RN. She retired from Kings Park Hospital in New York. Upon retiring, she moved to St. Augustine, FL and began her employment at the State of Florida’s Deaf and Blind School. Also after retiring she became the care-giver for her sister, Louise Thurston. When Joanne became ill she moved to Gaston, SC to be with her sister Patricia. The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice Care, and her nurse, Deborah Cook.
A celebration of life service will be held for Joanne at a later date in St. Augustine, FL. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, has assisted the family.
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