Joan Florence Whitt of Nathalie passed away Jan. 6, 2021.

She was born in White Plains, New York on Aug. 31, 1941 and was 79 years of age. She was the daughter of the late John B. Whitt Sr. and the late Florine Pierce Whitt.

She attended Beth Car Baptist Church. Joan was a member in the Virginia Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, Halifax Woman’s Club, Southside Master Gardener Association, Herb Club, Halifax County Historical Society, Berryman Green Chapter of D.A.R., volunteered with Crossing of the Dan and was active member of the Y.M.C.A. and a Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital volunteer.

Joan is survived by her cousins, Mary D. Dalman of Zeeland, Michigan and Agnes Gregory of Halifax; a host of extended family and friends; special friends John T. and Vicentia Jennings, and Wayne D. Jennings, all of Nathalie, and Bob and Nancy Naujelis of Forest.

Her brother, John R. Whitt Jr., also preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Liberty Christian Church cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Eldridge Cullum officiating. The service will be livestreamed via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.