JoAnn Givens Rich

Published 1:04 pm Monday, May 10, 2021

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...


JoAnn Givens Rich

May 6, 2021

Email newsletter signup

Mrs. JoAnn Givens Rich, age 84, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021, at her home in Bainbridge, Georgia. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the Cadwell Chapel of Cox Funeral Home. Pastor Jimmy Walden will officiate. Interment will follow in Brinson Cemetery. Jeremy Jackson, Daniel Jackson, Dawson Jackson, Zachary Jackson, Dylan Jackson, Rae Givens, Charlie Cook, and Jimmy Smith will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mrs. Rich was born December 13, 1936 in Calhoun County, Georgia, to Henry Clayton Givens and Mattie King Givens. She married the love of her life, Huey Lafayette Rich. They were together for over 56 years. JoAnn retired from Memorial Hospital and Manor. She loved fishing, sewing, quilting, staying on the go and, especially, spending time with her family. JoAnn was a social butterfly who loved people. JoAnn was Mee Maw to everyone she met and everyone that knew her loved her. She loved her family, especially her great-grandchildren, in whom she thought the sun rose and set. She will be sorely missed by the many friends and family she loved so very much.

Mrs. Rich is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Dean Jackson of Bainbridge; brother, Oscar “Jr.” Givens of Brinson; sisters, Mary Polk of Cedar Springs, and Evelyn Williams of St. Louis, Missouri; brother-in-law, Rev. Devid Rich of Bainbridge; grandsons and their wives, Jeremy and Dawn Jackson and Daniel and Rosanna Jackson; great-grandchildren, Dawson, Zachary, Dylan, and Jenna Jackson; and several nieces, and nephews. Mrs. Rich was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister, Kathleen Size, and brothers, Robert Givens and Henry D. Givens.


On-line condolences may be sent at Cox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.