JoAnn Young

JoAnn Young

February 19, 1955 – December 4, 2020

WENDELL – JoAnn Young, 65, died Friday from Pancreatic Cancer.  She was born in Wake county to the late James Howard & Thelma Phillips Baker, Jr.  She served her country in the U. S. Navy, on the USS Dixon.  She was a loving supportive mom, wonderful grandma, & always laughed through any hardships she faced.   She will be missed by all who knew her.  She was preceded in death by siblings, Cathy Whitley & Carryl Silvers.

She is survived by her children, Guy Stephen Raymond, Jr. (Kellie) of Rocky Mount, Tonya Porteous (Randy) of Zebulon, brother, Jim Baker (Laura), grandchildren, Ashleigh, Kimber, Landon, Dylan, Garrett, Coleman, great grandchildren, Joshua & Colton.

Flowers welcomed, or memorials may  be made to Transitions Lifecare at

Memorial service 2 pm, Wednesday, Baptist Tabernacle Church with visitation from 1-2 pm, prior to the service, in the church fellowship hall.  MASKS REQUIRED.  Service available later at



  • Margo weigand Posted December 7, 2020 2:22 pm

    My heart goes out to each of the Family with Prayers for comfort

  • Cathy Reece Posted December 7, 2020 8:54 pm

    I didn’t know Joann long but we became close quickly. She was a great and caring person and friend! She will be missed so much Rest in peace my dear friend Now u can fly as well as walk! Love u!

  • Michelle Chasse Posted December 7, 2020 10:44 pm

    Tonya & Guy Jr. & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss for you Mom, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love.
    Your cousin,
    Michelle Chasse and Family

  • Heather Knopsnider Posted December 8, 2020 1:07 pm

    Hi im Ashleigh Rayonds best friend and she always talked about her gma and how much she was loved and I’m so sorry for your loss no words can express the loss of a loved one yall have my thoughts and prayers but just remember now she can always watch over each and every one of you I luv u Ashleigh and I’m sure she is watching over you and ur boys and luvs yall very much

  • Margo Weigand Posted December 8, 2020 3:16 pm

    Beautiful video

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