Joan Nowell LeJeune, 71, of Covington, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 after her 14-year courageous battle with breast cancer. From the time Joan was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was brave and fought hard. Joan’s determination was fueled by her deep love for her family, friends, animals and her work. She was a fierce warrior until the end. Joan will always be remembered for her strength, smile and perseverance.
Joan was a member of the Abiding Grace Lutheran Church in Covington. She was employed at MAU Workforce Solutions in Conyers as a Senior Staffing Specialist. Joan was a breast cancer advocate and wanted to bring awareness to the importance of early detection and breast cancer screening. She would want to remind everyone to get their yearly mammograms.
Joan is preceded in death by her father, Rhett H. Nowell Sr., and mother, Ellinor Nowell and her life partner, Steven Coward. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Cari Bailey, grandchildren - Will, Sarah Kate and Henry Bailey - step-daughters - Pamela Maxwell and Jennifer Stuker - step-granddaughters - Kayla Leasure and Ansleigh Stuker - her brother, Rhett H. Nowell Jr., and sister-in-law, Randi Nowell, Nieces and nephews-Yvette Wolfrom, Rhett Nowell III, and Chris Nowell, and several great-nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a brief visitation Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm followed by memorial service at 5:00 pm at the Abiding Grace Lutheran Church in Covington, Georgia.
J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East St., SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements. A guestbook may be signed online at www.harwellfuneralhome.com.