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JoAnne "Nanny" White Gordon passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018, in Covington, Louisiana, at the age of 76. She was born on Friday, January 9, 1942 in Union, Mississippi to Levi White and Annie "Lora" Scarbourgh White. She was a resident of Loranger, Louisiana. JoAnne was a graduate of Mississippi State University were she earned her bachelors in Education. She went on to earn her masters degree plus 30 hours from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She was a beloved teacher in Mississippi and Louisiana. After several years of teaching in the St. Charles Parish school system she retired from Mimosa Park Elementary. While at Mississippi State University she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity. She also loved traveling and gardening.

JoAnne is survived by her son, Howard Curtis Gordon and his wife Michelle Scardino; grandchildren, Anthony Lee Gordon, Levi Michael Gordon, Lora Christanna Pellegrin, Marie Noel Pellegrin, and Katie Morse and her husband Jathan; great-grandchild, Taylor Grace Gordon; special friend, Jim Baugh; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Levi White and Annie "Lora" Scarbourgh White; daughter, Joye Christanna Gordon; grandson, Jonathan Howard Gordon; her former husband and cherished friend Curtis Lee Gordon; and siblings, Jerry White, Raymond White, Arthur White, Panola White Munn, and Bessie White.

A Visitation for JoAnne will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Funeral Service Celebrating JoAnne's Life will immediately follow visitation at 11:00am in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Briar Patch Cemetery in Loranger.

A very special thanks would like to be extended to her loving caretaker and friend, Frankie Anders and Key Home Health.

JoAnne's guest book can be viewed at www.harrymckneely.com.