Joan Madeline South

April 29, 1947 - September 6, 2016
Joan Madeline South

Joan Madeline South, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center.

She is survived by her husband, Sean, of Wilmington; her step-daughter, Connie Marque and her 2 granddaughters in California. She also leaves her sister, Gail Rudo (Saul) and her niece and nephew in Chicago; and her brother, Mark Roth of New York City.

At her request, there will be no visitation or funeral.  A memorial service will be celebrated at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Doberman Rescue of the Triad, P.O. Box 13979, Greensboro, NC 27415-3979.

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  • September 08, 2016
    Dotti says:
    Good-bye to my dearest friend. You will be sorely missed. To Joan's family and friends my deepest sympathy

  • September 09, 2016
    Julie Anderson says:
    Good bye, my friend. You were so witty, and so fun, and I will treasure my memories of you.

  • September 09, 2016
    Julie Anderson says:
    Goodbye, my friend. You were so witty, so fun, and you will be missed. To Sean and Joan's family I wish you condolences.

  • September 10, 2016
    Tom and Sheryl Pacelli says:
    Goodbye dear friend. We will miss you, but you will live on in our memory.

  • September 10, 2016
    Dianne Miller says:
    Joanie, Your life has been a gift -- beautiful, painful, surprising, joyful and finally fragile. I shall not forget you and our 46-year friendship.