Jo Anne Hyatt Young

March 12, 1938 - January 18, 2024

03/12/1938 - 01/18/2024

Past Services

Cemetery
Monday January 22, 2024
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions

Jo Anne Hyatt Young passed away peacefully on January 18, 2024 at the age of 85.  She was born March 12, 1938 in Buncombe County to Lilly Williams Merrill.  She was a member of the first graduating class of  A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, NC and received her associate degree at Blanton’s Junior College in Asheville, NC.

Jo Anne had a long and successful career as a secretary at Faith Christian Day School and then as a legal assistant at Prince, Youngblood & Massagee, Attorneys at Law.  She finished her career at Coiner & Fox Law Firm as the personal secretary and paralegal for David K. Fox.

Although she took great pride in her career, Jo Anne never prioritized work over her family or church involvement.  Her faith was an integral part of her life, and she was an active member of Mud Creek Baptist Church.

Jo Anne loved to bake, loved to laugh, shared her opinion whether you wanted to hear it or not, shared unsolicited her pride in her family with everyone she encountered but most of all she openly shared her love of Jesus and lived out her life verse, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24 KJV.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Franklin Young; son, Michael Young and his wife Pam; and daughter, Cindy Young.

A graveside service will be held in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 22, 2024.

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Sam McGraw
29 days ago

Dear Joanne, words can’t express the loss we feel. Sam and I will always cherish our friendship with you and Franklin. We will never forget the smiles and laughter you brought to everyone. We feel sure you are making those around you in Heaven laugh. We will miss you our friend. With love to your family. Sam and Barbara McGraw

CARLOS FORD
30 days ago

Cindy, there are no words to express the loss that we feel. Your mom JoAnne was truly a “VERY” special lady. From the day I first met her and your dad 17 years ago, she always did and always will hold a special place in my heart. She will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time.

Linda Mangum
30 days ago

Cindy may you find comfort in the Lord’s loving embrace during this difficult time of mourning the loss of your mother

Lynn Garren Lance
30 days ago

My deepest condolences to the Young Family. May God bless each of you during this time of loss.

David Young
30 days ago

I share in your sorrow. Jo Anne always was one of the happiest and most friendly people I knew. May God be with you now and forever.

Debbie Ford
1 month ago

Dear Cindy, there are no words that can describe how my heart feels in the loss of our sweet Joanne. I remember stopping by to talk with her and chatting and getting her advice on many things. She was like a mother to me, especially after mine was gone. I will always love her and I will always miss her. But I know that we will see her again. Many blessings to you, Cindy and your family and the loss of this precious lady, your sweet mom. Love to all of you and prayers.

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Gina Mason
1 month ago

Joanne will always be remembered for her laughter and beautiful smile. I always looked forward to seeing you guys at the beach! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayer for the days ahead. Love, Gina

Karen Rabb
1 month ago

What a true treasure we have lost and what a gain for the heavens. Loved JoAnn the minute I met her at the Post Office. Loved her super sweet and sassy attitude along with a huge sense of humor. I will miss you dearly JoAnn. Much love and many prayers to all of her family.

Beth Bookout
1 month ago

Joanne was dearly loved by our family as she served as secretary at Faith Christian Day School. Our deepest condolences to all of the family.
Beth Bookout
(Kilpatrick)

Betty Reed
1 month ago

My sincere condolences! Hers was a life well lived!