JoAnn Carrier Mitchell
May 29, 1945 - October 08, 2021
Jo Ann Carrier Barber Mitchell, 76 passed away peacefully at home on October 8, 2021, after a lengthy illness. She was born May 29, 1945 to parents Gilbert S. & Myrtis Kuhn Carrier. Mrs. Mitchell was a devoted hairdresser for several years, then returned to school for respiratory therapy. She retired after 18 years of service from LSU Bogalusa Medical Center, as a Respiratory Therapist. A music lover, Mrs. Mitchell was a pianist and organist at Pleasant Hill and Edgewood Baptist Churches and also Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, where she is a member.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by daughter, Teresa Barber Davis and son-in-law John of Ponchatoula; daughter, Pamela Barber Reid, son-in-law and devoted caregiver, Anthony of Bogalusa; grandchildren, Christopher Mizell of Ponchatoula, Justin Brumfield of Sandy Hook, Jay Reid, of Bogalusa, Tyler Davis and his wife, Lindsey of Denham Springs, Sarah Reid of Bogalusa and Hannah Davis Trammel and her husband Will, of Pearl. Great-grandchildren, Landyn Reid Anderson of Bogalusa and Eleanor Grace Trammel of Pearl. She was also excited about the upcoming birth of two additional great-grandchildren, expected in November and in March. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Carrier Pittman and brother, Rodney Carrier both of Bogalusa. Mrs. Mitchell was also survived by stepchildren Robyn Mitchell Seal (Terry) of Bogalusa, Rikki Mitchell Daley of Gulfport, MS and Joshua (Katrina) Mitchell of Bogalusa.
In addition to her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carrier, she is preceded in death by sisters Velma Graham, Doris Naretto, Ollie Smith and brothers, Elbert "Blinker" Carrier, Louis "Chubby " Carrier, Sidney Carrier, Olin "Rozo" Carrier, and Gary Carrier.
Funeral services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with visitation on Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. and again on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm until the service time at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Christopher Mizell, Justin Brumfield, Jay Reid, Tyler Davis, Will Trammel and nephew, Richard Smith.