JoAnn Scott Sullivan Knight

Published 9:53 am Monday, January 31, 2022

JoAnn Scott Sullivan Knight of Brandon, Fla., passed away on Jan. 26, in Tampa, Fla. She was 89.

JoAnn was born in Vicksburg on Mar. 30, 1932. The youngest of six children, she was a proud member of the 1950 graduating class of St. Francis Xavier Academy in Vicksburg.

She was married twice, traveled and lived across the USA and Europe, and, at various times, worked as a florist, an accountant, an executive assistant and a homemaker. She had three children, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law. She loved them all dearly, as nothing was ever more important to her than family.

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She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Sullivan Rausch; son, Todd (Dori) Sullivan; grandchildren, Kelley Ellis, Kerri (David) Wicker, Ryan Sullivan, Sean Sullivan and Connor Sullivan; great-grandchildren, BreAnn Ruedeman, Kaitlyn Ruedeman, Brenton Ruedeman Jr., Landri Ellis, Zachary Wicker and Zoie Wicker.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, Annie E. Lane and Joseph B. Scott; husbands, Walter Russell Sullivan and Cecil H. Knight; son, Rick Sullivan; sisters, Jane E. Wiggins, Marjorie L. Walley and Ora Belle Lauret; and brothers, Joseph B. Scott Jr and John D. Scott.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Avenue followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg.