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Hiawassee United Methodist Church
Saturday January 15th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Hiawassee United Methodist Church
Saturday January 15th, 2022

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Joan Annette Ghiotto

Joan Annette Moody Ghiotto, born April 23, 1934 passed away in Hiawassee, GA January 6, 2022. Joan leaves behind a loving husband, Robert A. Ghiotto, children Jeffrey (Sherry) Ghiotto, Stuart (Carol) Ghiotto, Ginny (Mike) Puckett along with 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Joan was the head cheerleader at Mulberry High School in Florida where she met and married the star quarterback Bob. She and her husband shared a happy life together for 68 years.
Joan was an accomplished and gifted pianist and began playing in church at a very early age and continued to do so until recently. She blessed many in every church and community she served.
A native Floridian, Joan made Hiawassee her home for the last thirty years.
She enjoyed gardening as well as arts and crafts of many kinds and loved her many Shelty dogs.
Joan will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her extended family.

A memorial will be held at Hiawassee Methodist Church Saturday, January 15, at 11:00 am and the family will be available from 10:00-11:00am to receive attendees. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a wonderful follower of Jesus and one of the most gracious human beings I have known. Praying for all of you.
Russ McClanahan

Russ McClanahan Jan 14 2022 12:33 AM

I remember Joan as such a kind person with a beautiful smile who made time for everyone- even us kids. She always made everyone around her feel special. A tremendously kind, caring person and a GREAT example of God's love.

Ted Kennedy Jan 12 2022 6:02 AM

Our heartfelt condolences my dear Jeff, the meaning of your mother´s name is beautiful "God is merciful" she was a servant of the Lord, she walked with him, now she sings and worships her Lord in heaven. Hugs Jeff, with love in Jesus. Angel and Raquel Yguia

Angel and Raquel Yguia Jan 11 2022 6:45 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joan Ghiotto

Charla Y Jacobs Jan 10 2022 9:19 PM

I always loved listening to Joan play the piano during worship services. She was led by the Holy Spirit, and was able to "flow" in whatever direction the Spirit took us.
She was such a sweet, humble, loving woman. I came to know her when I was a young adult, and she was closer to my parents age. She taught me that God was concerned with even what we might consider the smallest things in life; like rain that stops just before we reach our destination, or a "good" parking space right up close to the store (or other building we are entering). I always remember Joan and say thank-you to my Lord when those things happen. Because she taught me that they don't "just happen", but that they are simple ways God is letting me know He is watching out for me.

Pamela Fuller Jan 10 2022 7:01 PM

I met Joan and Bob at their home group meeting as a high schooler needing comfort a month after my boyfriend's father was lost at sea and never recovered. My boyfriend, closest girlfriend and I had never been to a Charismatic church and had no idea what was going on but we sure knew which side we wanted to be on!! We got baptized in the Holy Ghost that night and Bob and Joan were part of the pivotal leadership that shaped my life, family, and almost 50 year nursing career. I will never forget the platform of faithfulness, humility, service, and integrity they led with and that I have aspired to attain to! Love you guys and I know Joan is dancing in heaven❤️

Vikki Tanner Jan 10 2022 3:52 PM

Joan was one of our closest friends, although we were miles apart when we were together it seems like we had never been apart. We prayed together , laughed together, traveled together and now older together. We love you Joan, now you are celebrating with our Lord. Love Bob and Bobbie Willcox

Bob and Bobbie Willcox Jan 10 2022 1:15 PM

My loving mother will be missed and I will always carry her memory in my heart.

jeff ghiotto Jan 10 2022 12:26 PM