Joan L. Lanning, 64, of Hendersonville passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Elizabeth House after a long illness.
A resident of Henderson County for most of her life, she was born in Buncombe County on April 6, 1950, a daughter of the late Charlie T. Lanning and Ruby Huntley Lanning. She was also preceded in death by her only son Jeffrey M. Pace and her brother Charlie T. ìTedî Lanning, Jr.
Joan was a graduate of East Henderson High School, worked as a hair stylist, and later in retail sales. Known as JoJo to some of her friends, she will be remembered for her giving spirit and sense of humor.
Joan is survived by her sister, Cathey Bell and husband John D. Johnson; three nephews; and one niece.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, December 16 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Rhett Carson of Pinecrest Presbyterian Church will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.