Jo Anne Woodie Brannock

May 28, 1936 - August 19, 2020
Jo Anne Woodie Brannock

Jo Anne Woodie Brannock (Grammy), 84, of Clemmons, formerly of Mount Airy, passed away August 19, 2020, at the Hospice of Wilmington. Jo Anne was born April 28, 1936, in her grandfather’s home in Ashe County, the second of four daughters born to the late William and Danford Woodie.

She served the Surry County community for 30 years as a Nurse with the Surry County Health Department. Upon retirement, she moved to Clemmons, NC to be near her daughter and two of her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Kim Swaim (Barry Swaim), of Wilmington, formerly of Clemmons, and a son, Marc Brannock (Carol Burns), of Chevy Chase, Maryland. She is also survived by four granddaughters, Kelly Prince (Ben Prince) of Mt Vernon, VA, Katie Brannock of Brooklyn, NY, Madeline Swaim of Charlotte, and Meredith Swaim of Wilmington, and two great-grandsons, Connor and Silas Prince of Mt Vernon, VA. Two sisters survive her, Carolyn Parker and Sylvia Chilton (Robert Chilton), of Mt Airy, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her third sister, Patricia “Sis” Smith of Charlotte predeceased her, as did her husband, George Brannock of Mt Airy. Finally, she is survived by the fond memories of her kindness to her family, friends, and public health clients.

Respecting the current limitations on public gatherings, a memorial service will be held for Jo Anne after the COVID crisis is past. No formal visitation will be held. As a dedicated public health nurse, she would not want anyone to be at risk. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or any local charity of Ashe or Surry County.

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  • August 25, 2020
    Edward Jordan says:
    Mrs. Brannock was a sweet and wonderful lady. She was always so nice to me when I came to their home with Marc during high school. Prayers for your family and please know what a special Mother you had.

  • August 26, 2020
    Lavinia Tillotson says:
    I enjoyed working with your Mother. She was the very best nurse and a wonderful person. She was always kind to everyone. Thank you for caring for her.