Joanna Marie Mitchell

April 24, 1969 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 53)


Hagerstown – Joanna Marie Mitchell, 53, of Hagerstown, MD passed away of natural causes on Friday, May 20, 2022.  Joanna suffered with complications from multiple sclerosis and fought the debilitating disease for over 20 years.  She was born on April 24, 1969, to Orville Edward Mitchell and Pauline Annie Mitchell (née Eshelman).  Joanna was a graduate of Shalom Christian Academy in 1987.  She was employed for 16 years at Citicorp and had been on permanent disability for several years.  She was preceded in death by her father, Orville E. Mitchell, her mother, Pauline A. Mitchell, her sister, Deborah Mitchell, her maternal grandparents, Daniel and Grace Eshelman, and her paternal grandparents, Frederick Mitchell, and Marion Mitchell (née Kinzer). Joanna is survived by her brother, Mark Edward Mitchell, her sister-in-law, Joanne Mitchell, her daughter Josefa Marie Lawyer (née Febus), her son-in-law, Brian Lawyer, her granddaughter, Pauline Marie Lawyer, and her loving partner, Mark Nigh. Joanna loved fiercely and took care of her own.  Joanna was a member of New Life Believers Brethren in Christ Church in Williamsport, MD.  She had a caring heart, loved our Lord, Jesus Christ, spread hope to those around her who were hurting, and will be greatly missed by many.  Services and burial will be private.

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