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Joanne Radocy Nelson ’65 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 27, 2014

Joanne Radocy Nelson – SAVANNAH – Joanne Radocy Nelson, 67, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Hospice Savannah after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Nelson was born in Toledo, Ohio March 27, 1947 to Joseph Anthony Radocy and Eleanor Trenchick Radocy. She was a graduate of McCauley High School in Toledo, Ohio. She was a floral designer for over 50 years with her work mostly at Barkley’s, Linderman’s, and Pink House Florist in Savannah. She was a member of the Savannah Elks Auxiliary serving two terms as President, a member of the Wymberly Garden Club where she served as President, and a member of the Isle of Hope Baptist Church. She had a love for art, flower and vegetable gardens, and was a devoted Christian. Survivors include her husband John L. Nelson; daughter Audra Marie Lofton of Winder, Georgia; grandchildren Caitlyn Eyre Lofton and Nelson Mayes Lofton; Brother Joseph Radocy (Connie) of Elyria, Ohio; Sister Janet Free (John) of Oregon, Ohio, several nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held 6-8 P.M., Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Fairhaven Funeral Home Hubert C. Baker Chapel. A memorial service will be held 11 A.M., Friday, June 27, 2014 at Isle of Hope Baptist Church, graveside following at Elkins Family Cemetery with fellowship following at the Elks Lodge #183. Remembrances can be made to the Isle of Hope Baptist Church Vision of Hope or Hospice Savannah. Savannah Morning News June 26, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at

Published in Savannah Morning News from June 25 to June 26, 2014

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