1958 - 2023
JoAnn Rogers, 64, of Pilot Mountain, NC passed away peacefully, surrounded by her
loving family on Friday, February 10, 2023 at Mountain Valley Hospice.
Born on July 13, 1958 in Winston-Salem to William (Bill) and Celia Shinault, JoAnn was
the third oldest of four siblings. She graduated from East Surry high school in Pilot Mountain
and traveled the country as a truck driver for most of her adult life. In 1977, she welcomed her
first son, Jason, and three years later in 1980, her second son, Jonathan.
JoAnn’s way to your heart was through your stomach. She was an extraordinary cook
and some of her family’s fondest memories with her were either in the kitchen or around the
dinner table. Aside from cooking, JoAnn enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family, and
crafting. She took her role as “Mimi” very seriously, never missing a birthday or holiday with her
JoAnn was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Brown, and daughter, Kathy Rogers.
Left to cherish her memory are her parents, William (Bill) and Celia Shinault; her two sons,
Jason Rogers (Jillie) and Jonathan Rogers; her siblings, Gary Shinault (Avis) and Sharon
Lawson (Richard); as well as her grandchildren, Canvas Rogers, Makayla Rogers, and Justin
Celebration of life services will be held from 12pm-2pm on Saturday, March 4th at Pine
Hill Church in Ararat, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family is also accepting donations to Mountain
Valley Hospice, in honor of the remarkable care they gave JoAnn during her final days. Flowers
may be addressed to 3968 NC Highway 268, Ararat, NC 27007 and donations can be made
through Mountain Valley’s direct donation link, https://www.mtnvalleyhospice.org/ways-to-