Joann Marie Jones

October 3, 1952 ~ November 5, 2019 (age 67)

Thursday, November 14, 2019
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Thursday, November 14, 2019
1:30 PM

Joann was born in Washington, DC on October 3, 1952 and resided in Falls Church, Virginia until her passing on November 5, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Pompa, Sr. She leaves behind her loving husband of 37 years James; mother Ann Pompa of Palm Harbor, FL, brother, Anthony Pompa, Jr. (Rosemary) of Sandy Spring, MD, nephew, Anthony Pompa III and niece Ciara Rose Pompa; in addition to many relatives from a large extended family.

Joann attended Mary Washington College for two years before transferring to the University of Virginia where she received a Bachelor of Science degree and graduating with highest honors. She was in the first UVA graduating class that included women, and then went on to receive a master's degree. She began her career with the Federal Government in an entry level position and rose up through the ranks to a senior position.

Her interests included her love for travel, British sitcoms, reading and cooking. She had culinary skills that ranged from the very basic to master chef. She loved all animals, especially her dog Mickey, who was her faithful companion and always by her side. Joann had a keen eye for style and fashion, choosing thoughtful gifts for others with her generous heart.

Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:  
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 100968
Arlington, VA 22210

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