Joanne (Owens) Fernandes, 66, of Brockton, was called home on July 19, 2020. Born in Columbus, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Johnny D. and Anna R. (James) Owens, and was raised by her grandmother, Minnie Ruth “Big Ma” James, after her mother’s passing. Joanne was the beloved wife of Roger A. Fernandes Jr.; loving mother of Anna Fernandes Speller and her husband “K”, and Robert “Tiny” Fernandes, all of Brockton; devoted grandmother of Kevin “Mann” Speller, Robert “Lil Tiny” Fernandes, Joanna Speller, and Caiden Fernandes; great-grandmother of Jionni “Ji Ji” Speller, Neveah “Nae Nae” Fernandes, and her little “bubble gum” on the way Scott E. Charles. Joanne also leaves many extended family and friends. Joanne worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield for 20 years before working for Carney Hospital until her retirement. She liked to keep busy and after retiring, she worked part-time at H&R Block. Joanne was full of love and it reflected on her family. She cherished the time spent with them and enjoyed cooking and holiday decorating. All are welcome to calling hours Saturday, July 25th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. service in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton. Private cremation to follow.
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