November 30, -0001 - December 3, 2010
CHINN Joyce (nee Clifford) loving mother of William, Lajuana, Renee, David and Jimmy (Carrie) Shepherd, and Bobby (Nichole) Chinn, devoted grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of 3, also survived by three brothers. Friday December 3, 2010, age 72. Visitation at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 7401 Vine St., Carthage, Monday from 5PM until 8PM. Funeral Service will take place Tuesday at 11AM at the funeral home. Donations can be made to Senior Independence 9600 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45251. Condolences to hodappfuneralhome.com
My mom and I wrote this for you. Sorry it took me so long. We cried so many nights when we heard. I miss you and I know you giggle at mom when she brings up your song. Istill remember you two singing it in the car. I sing it too. I <3 you grandma.
I am sorry I didn’t see you one last time before the angel came.
But like you said on the telephone, you just don’t look the same.
You want me to remember you the way you used to be,
So full of life and shine and spark that’s what I’ll take with me.
“Don’t be sad, don’t you cry” I’ll never forget those words.
But you know I just can’t hold inside all these tears and hurt.
But like you asked, I’ll push away the memories of your cancer and pain.
And focus on the joys of life and what I’ve yet to gain.
And remember that God is kind and God is great and hugged you in his arms,
And held you close so now you’re safe from any more earthly harms.
Just please continue to watch over us like you promised me you’d do,
And I will keep my promise to NEVER stop loving you.
Grandma Jo was an amazing woman. She was unique in her own ways and one of the strongest women that I know. She grew to love everyone person she met and was never afraid to talk to a stranger. She was very welcoming when I came into the family. Casey and I spent many weekends visiting with her or bringing her out to the “country” as she would say. Her love for church, her family, her friends and life itself was never ending. She has left many impressions on my life and memories that could last a lifetime. I cherish all of the time that we spent with her! I love you Grandma Jo!
We never got to meet her in life, but Melissa has told us many stories about growing up with her as a grandmother. She will be very missed by so many people. We truly wish we could have had the pleasure of meeting her before her passing. God bless her family and we will keep her in our prayers.
I love you grandma. I bet you are a beautiful angel. i know i’ll see you again one day. Love you so much.
I knew your Mother for a very short period of time but this poem I believe expresses her wishes to you all.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)
Your pain of losing a parent is great but your memories will bring you comfort in your time of grief.
Mama Jo will be truly missed. She was a wonderful person. She has touched all of our lives in some way. We love you Mama Jo.
RIP grandma I love u