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Myrtle "JoAnn" (Sealey) McAlister

January 8, 1942 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 76)
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Mrs.  Myrtle “JoAnn” McAlister, 76 of Ramseur, died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Joyce Brady Chapel in Bennett, N.C. with Rev. Randy Kelley presiding. Burial will immediately follow at Parks Crossroads Christian Church cemetery. The family will receive friends afterwards at the home of Mrs. McAlister.

JoAnn was born in Portsmouth, Va. In 1942, daughter of the late Richard Roy Sealey and Leola Martin Sealey. She worked in the textile industry for many years and retired as an assembly worker with Black & Decker in Asheboro. She loved music, dancing, attending church, yet her greatest love was her family which included many kin or not. She loved people and never met a stranger. In addition to her parents, two brothers, three sisters and one son-in-law. She was preceded in death by her son Joseph Marshall McAlister in 1998 and her husband Joe Brown McAlister in 2000.

She is survived by her children, Edward Lee Agnor and wife Judy of Virginia Beach, Patrice Ketzback of Fuquay-Varina, Bonnie Hornaday and husband Allen of Bennett, James McAlister of Durham, and Daughter-In-Law, Barbara Collins of Hayes, Virginia. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, Christina Beard, Ashley Lord, Seth Bishop, Asa Agnor, Paul Agnor, Robert McGee, Krystal Wells, Heather Wells, Allison Hornaday, Jared Rainville, Seth Mcalister, Jake Schnur and Jamie Simpson, 13 Great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

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