Joann Marie Davenport was born on July 14, 1936 to John Charles Davenport and Adeline Davenport in Toledo, Ohio. Her family then moved to Rossford, Ohio where she graduated and received her diploma from Rossford High School in 1954. Shortly after graduation she decided to spend some time in New York before finally settling down in California. In 1967, she became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), after taking the Civil Service Exam she went to work for the Department of Veteran Affairs at the Veterans Administration Healthcare Systems of Palo Alto California for which she worked 30 years until retirement.
She enjoyed spending time with the family, traveling, completing crossword puzzles, crocheting, baking and cooking. During family functions she was the designated person to bring her famous potato salad. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the hearts of many. Her signature smile and disposition will never be forgotten. She will always be remembered for her beautiful spirit and caring nature.
Joann was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Charlotte Davenport, Dorothy Davenport, brother John Davenport Jr., children Cedric Davenport, Laura Davenport. She leaves behind to cherish her memories her sons; Charles Anderson, Kenneth Patrick, daughter Monique Berryman; sisters Mary Brown, Lilly Davenport, Loretta Thomas, Josephine Thrash; brother Joseph Davenport (Priscilla); 9 grandchildren; Robert Smith Jr., Randall Smith, Rayshawn Smith, Raymont Smith, Raymond Smith, Ricky Smith, Ryan Smith, Raquiesha Smith and Kymora (Munchkin) Stephenson. Along with nieces, nephews, numerous relatives and dear friends. Joann will be forever in our hearts.
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