Jo Ann Back Atkinson went to be with the Lord on October 23, 2022. She was born in Staunton, VA on December 5, 1932, the daughter of Samuel H. Back and Lula Belle (Moore) Lane.
Jo Ann continued to be an inactive member of Bon Air Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. Jo Ann worked as a licensed practical nurse over 40 years. She will be remembered for her kindness and generosity.
She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Newman (Charles); her son, Dean Atkinson; three grandchildren, Jennifer Barker, Jacob Newman, and Chelsey Atkinson; two great-grandchildren, Layla Barker and Liam Barker; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Atkinson; siblings, Gene Back, Isabell Floyd, Jerry Herbaugh, Ferraba Smith, and Carolyn Myers.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. with a funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. Interment to follow in Westhampton Memorial Park.