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Jo Ann Mitchell Brafford Witherow

January 18, 1937 ~ May 6, 2019 (age 82)


Jo Ann Mitchell Brafford Witherow, 82, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Hospice Home surrounded by her family. She was born January 18, 1937 in Leaksville (Eden), North Carolina to Rufus Johnson and Irene Ellington Mitchell. She was married to Ronald Lee Brafford for 16 years and then to Dillard Mack Witherow for 50 years.  She worked at Kayser Roth and was a dog groomer for years. She was a member of Christian Bible Fellowship. She enjoyed flowers and taking care of her yard and known to everyone as Maw Maw.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Maw Maw will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her children, LeeAnn (Mike) Brumble, Tim (Linda) Witherow, Patty (Bill) Sprague, Joel (Shannon) Witherow, Joseph (Elizabeth) Witherow; grandchildren, Laurin (James) Underwood, Justin Brumble and fiancé Amanda Parleir, Heather (Isaac) Fahnrich, Bekah (Caleb) Frye, Catherine Witherow, Jacob Dietrich, Sydney Dietrich, Megan Webb and five great grandchildren and her special fur child Lucy.  She was preceded in death by both of her husbands and her parents.

The family would like to thank caregiver Denise Edwards, Stephanie and the care team at the Hospice Home of Alamance/ Caswell.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 8 at Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory from 6pm-8pm and at other times at the home of Tim Witherow.

The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 9 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Randy Kidd and Pastor Bruce Readling. Interment will follow in Alamance Memorial Park.

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May 8, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory
2205 South Church Street
Burlington, NC 27215

Funeral Service
May 9, 2019

11:00 AM
Lowe Funeral Home Chapel
2205 S. Church Street
Burlington, NC 27215

May 9, 2019

12:00 PM
Alamance Memorial Park
4039 S. Church St.
Burlington, NC 27215

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