Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother, and Aunt and friend, JoAnn Lucille Potter Pasill passed away Friday, September 18, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born in Paw Paw, Michigan on May 31, 1933, to James Vernon Potter and Edith Gaile (Munson) Potter and grew up in Paw Paw, Michigan. She graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1951 and then moved to Chicago with her Sister Verna (Potter) Gibbs and worked at Carson Pierre Scott in the restaurant there.
In 1955, JoAnn. her husband and young family moved to Mount Dora, Fl, and put down roots. She found a job at the local Winn-Dixie and later went to work at Bronson’s where she became part owner. She loved her work and quickly learned the ropes of merchandising, buying, and sales. She later found her way to Links Stationary where she spent many years as a buyer for their gift and specialty goods department. She went on to work and retire from The Piercing Pagoda at Lake Square Mall.
JoAnn was an avid NASCAR fan and shared that love with her Son Tim and her Nephew Kevin Gibbs. She was blessed to be able to go to a race at Daytona with Tim just weeks before her death. In addition to NASCAR, JoAnn loved gardening, music, reading, the arts in Mount Dora, her Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren, and a great adventure. She adored her children above all, and they will miss her dearly. Her Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren cherished time spent with her and they were the light of her life.
JoAnn was a member of the Mount Dora Village Merchants Association, the Greater Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce (President, 1980), and Mount Dora Presbyterian Church. She was always eager to serve in any way she could.
She was predeceased by her parents, Vern and Gaile (Munson) Potter; her Son Mark Alan Pasill; her sister, Verna (Potter) Gibbs; and her Brother, Maxwell Potter.
She is survived by her Daughters Tina (Pasill) & Scott Blankenbaker, Valerie (Pasill) Lamb & Herb Krihwan; her Son Tim Pasill & Trudy Grzeszczak; Grandchildren Brandon Riley, Brianne (Riley) Gillette, Ashley Cox, and Christine Riley; her Great-grandchildren Tessa Hollock, and Julie, Justin, Jeremy, and Journey Cox; her many Nieces and Nephews and her Best friend since childhood Joyce (Schallhorn) Williams.
A memorial service will be held on October 26, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mount Dora Presbyterian Church in Mount Dora, FL. Gifts in lieu of flowers can be made to the church in JoAnn’s name.
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