Joanna Parsons Kellogg
October 4, 1937 - May 25, 2020

Joanna Parsons Kellogg, 82, of Southport, passed away Monday, May 25, 2020, in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Harold Parsons, and a stepson Michael E. Kellogg Jr.

Joanna is survived by her loving husband of 36 years Michael Edwin Kellogg Sr., her daughter Kathryn Jones Marcom, her son Kenneth Raynor Jones IV, stepdaughter Debra Anne Kellogg, and Grandchildren Alexandra Kellogg, Harry Kellogg, and Genevieve Kellogg.

She touched many lives with her love, smile, outgoing love of life and beautiful presence. She will be missed greatly by her many lifelong friends and family.

In lieu of flowers please burn a candle in memory of Joanna.


  • Bob and Karen Ashe Posted June 2, 2020 1:20 am

    Mike and family,
    We are so sorry ! Please except our condolences. Joanna was such a kind and loving person. She will be missed.

  • Jim andCharlotte Marra Posted June 2, 2020 2:50 pm

    Even though we only met and spoke to her two or three times we were impressed with her beauty and charm. She was a great asset to you Mike. May she rest in peace.

  • Diane Wattenbarger Posted June 2, 2020 2:59 pm

    She has been a vey special friend for over thirty. years and I already miss her greatly. She was a special person that was liked so much. I am praying for all the family. She was dearly loved and I still can’t believe she is gone. She will be in my heart forever.

  • Lori Ganim Posted June 2, 2020 3:59 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of her passing. When I met her, she was kind, caring and entertaining when sharing her life stories. I wish you all peace and light at this time of aorrow.

  • Kathy McClain Posted June 2, 2020 4:13 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, Mike. Jo was a beautiful, warm, loving person and it was my pleasure to see her on several occasions. My heart goes out to you and your family. Having lost a daughter and a spouse I know the grief is overwhelming. Hold on to the wonderful memories and if you ever need to talk, please know I am here for you.
    With loving thoughts, Kathy

  • Kristine Kruzich Posted June 2, 2020 8:16 pm

    Uncle Mike and Family I am saddened by such news. My deepest condolences. Many prayers and love I am sending at this time. Love your niece Kristine

  • Steve Swann Posted June 2, 2020 11:45 pm


    We are so sorry to hear about Jo. She was a classy fun loving lady with a smile that would light up a room. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Steve & Carol

  • Jack Kutchaver Posted June 2, 2020 11:49 pm

    Michael and family, I am so sorry to hear of Joe;s passing, she was a beautiful woman and a wonderful person. I often think of the good times that we had together.

  • Annie Bess anderson Posted June 3, 2020 5:41 pm

    Mike I’m saddened to learn of Jo’s passing. So many happy memories have come flooding back from our time in Raleigh. She was nothing but delightful and a true friend.

  • William Lance and Sharon Sutter Posted June 4, 2020 7:24 am

    A present to my mind, that will always live. A better gift no one could ever give. A present to my mind — a beginning with no end. For a memory never dies, when it’s of a precious friend.

  • Annie Bess anderson Posted June 4, 2020 9:06 pm

    Mike, Kathy and Kenny, I’m saddened to learn of Jo’s passing. So many happy memories have come flooding back from our time in Raleigh. She was nothing but delightful and a true friend.

  • Monsie MacNelly Thomas Posted June 5, 2020 7:50 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our families had so much fun back in the day. Jo was the sweetest lady and raised 2 sweet children. She always made me feel like I was one of hers. Me and Mama were talking about how much we loved your family and all of the fun we used to have. I hope you find peace knowing y’all had such a good life together, Mike. Love you all,

  • carol chapman martin Posted November 17, 2020 10:51 pm

    dear cousin Michael…I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please, when you feel up to it , get in touch with me . Love, Carol

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