Ms. Joan, It's hard to accept your passing to glory, but am thankful to God for the life that you lived and how blessed you were (always tell you that you're blessed). I did not regard you as a colleague but as a mother and truly that's your attribute. I admire your strength, humility, sense of humor and help at work. I'm grateful for your words of encouragement and support towards my academic. I miss your ever bright-smiling face that greets me as you walk in and that wishes me well when I close for the day. You're a gem mama and I love you 'plenty'. I pray that God will keep and protect all that you left behind, comfort and give peace to everyone hurting at this time. Sleep well mama!
Joan you were more than a coworker, you were family! I/we will miss you dearly and know in our hearts you are with us! Thank you for your support, kindness, belief in me,and your stories!