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-
Love and miss you Mimi. I’ll always cherish the time we spent together ❤️
Mom, you are missed every day and I know we will meet again but until that day I will cherish the time we spent and I will do my best to carry on and will keep you in my heart until we are reunited in glory!! Love you and miss you mom!
Jo, thanks for all the good memories through the years. The many laughs you brought to everyone around you. You will be missed terribly but you left a legacy with 2 great children that will carry on all that you taught them. You done a great job. Don’t forget to meet me at the gate. I look forward to that day when we all can be together again. My love always, Teresa
Jo, you will be missed more than you could ever know. Thank you for all the laughs and good times through the years. You raised 2 wonderful boys that will carry on your legacy. All my love always. Don’t forget to meet me at the gate.
Auntie I am so sorry u had to go but now u are soaring high in heaven. I love you so much and I will see ya again someday. Jason and John boy I love y’all and y’all had a hell a mother.
I miss you so much Mimi, and love you more than words could explain❤️ I will remember and cherish all the time we spend together💜 you are loved and missed by so many people and I am so grateful to have had you as my grandmother! I love you!
Joann,You Have Always been A great Sister to me! And I have so Many Awesome memories with you!I My comfort is knowing you are with the Lord And In Paradise! NO Pain or sorrows, we will Meet again soon And it will be forever, untill then ,Love you Sis with all my Heart And Soul XOXO ♥️
I am so sorry for your loss. Joann was a wonderful person inside and out. She was a good friend. I will miss her greatly. Her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
Another beautiful aunt gone too soon. I have so many wonderful memories growing up with you and John and Jason. I’ll never forget you and can’t wait to see you on the other side! ❤️💕🙏
Hey Mom! I’m sure you know I’m missing you greatly. I Look at my phone first and last thing every day and no messages. You stay in my thoughts and there is already a lot I wish I could share with you! Just know I will do my best and take of everything! Love and miss you
So sorry for your loss
Joann was a dear friend and former neighbor. I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months before her diagnosis and we talked often and shared our thoughts and feelings about our cancer journey. Joann fought her battle courageously and faithfully and now she is reaping the rewards of her faith with a new glorified body. She loved her family and I was honored to witness the love her family had for her. What a blessing to share that kind of love!
May God’s grace comfort and encourage your hearts as you celebrate Joanns homegoing with the loving memories you all were blessed to be a part of.
Oh sweet Jo, my heart aches without you, however I wouldn’t bring you back for anything. I can only imagine your sweet reunion day with those gone before you. Until we meet again I promise to keep your memory alive. I’ll always think of you first when I run across a great recipe. I’ll always think of you on my walking adventures and how I convinced you we weren’t really lost, 7 miles later. I’ll think of you everytime I make pancakes as I remember you making them as big as the frying pan and giggling at me trying to make myself eat the whole thing. How you said my name to this day the same as you did when I was a little girl. I’ll think of you every Christmas and remember how you always got me something special and told me it was because I was special to you, you were special to me too. I can only hope to leave the marks on others lives you have left on mine. Love you forever. See ya later
I miss our daily conversations. you always had a special place in my heart. I’ll miss you dearly. Love You♥️
I miss our conversations. It’s going to be hard. I know your be watching over me. Love You🦋
Jason I am so sorry for your loss.
I loved your mom so much. Wish we hadn’t loss touch. My prayers are with you and your family. 💜💜
Mama Jo, thank you for welcoming me with open arms into your family and sharing your oldest son and oldest granddaughter with me. I could not have asked for a better mother-in-law. I miss our calls in the evenings, sharing life events, hearing your laughter, and tasting your amazing food. Please know that our love for you is strong and I promise to love Jason and Canvas with all my heart and soul. We are grateful that you no longer are suffering and will honor your memories.
Aunt Jo you will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. You were a rock for me when mom was in the hospital and we spent countless hours talking especially after she passed. For that I’m eternally grateful. Hard to believe mom and you are gone but I know you are both together, out of pain, and we will all see each other again. Until that time comes I’ll do my best to honor you both!