Services for JoAnn Eakes were held Friday, April 26, 2013, at 10 a.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel.

The Rev. Dorsett Buckley officiated. Burial followed in McLain Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Eakes, 62, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

She was a native of the Deemer community in Neshoba County.

She received her LPN and RN degrees from Meridian Community College. Mrs. Eakes worked as a travel nurse across America two years and a hospice nurse for ten years. She had worked for We Care Hospice in Moss Point the past two years.

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Jo Bryan of Philadelphia and Amber Nicole Keen of Biloxi; sons, John Shannon Eakes and Jason Scott Eakes both of Philadelphia; ten grandchildren; and sister, Joyce Collins of Philadelphia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Mack Eakes; parents, Woodrow Wilson and Eunice Ruth Rhodes; son, Andy Lynn Price; and brother, Woody "Tuffy" Rhodes.