Jo Ann Landers

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Jo Ann Landers was born on August 31, 1951 in St. Louis, MO. She was the daughter of Virginia Landers and James Edward Allred.

Jo Ann was educated in the East St. Louis public school system. She graduated from East Side High School in 1969. She went on to attend SIUC, but graduated from SIUE with a degree in Social Work. Jo Ann was very smart and went back to school and recieved a Masters degree in Computer Programming with emphisis in Deciphering and Decoding, from Webster University.

Jo Ann enjoyed a very active social life. She was one of the founding members of the Shangri-La social club in the 70’s. She also enjoyed a good game of cards and a game of Yahtzee. Jo Ann loved to cook and was an avid reader.

People will forget what you say. people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou

Jo Ann had a way of making everyone feel loved. She had a way of making everyone feel comfortable.  She never met a stranger. She would hold a conversation with anyone. She was very easy to talk to, no matter who they were.

Jo Ann loved her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Landers; her father, James Edward Allred; her brother, Charles Landers; and her nephew, Robert Landers Jr.

Jo Ann leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Shawn L. Carter;
her daughter, Antroinette Carter-Nunn;
her grandchildren, Robert M. Carter,  Ja’Karl Nunn, Jada Carter, Ja’Kobe Nunn, Dominique Carter, and Jayden Nunn;
her brother, Robert Landers Sr.;
her sister, Kathleen (Dave) Buttig;
her dear and special friends, Portia Kennel, Paula Hale and Adele Neal;
and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, August 6, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Friday, August 6, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.



8 Comments on Jo Ann Landers

Meagan O' said : Guest Report Aug 19, 2021 at 4:13 AM

“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.” Love, Meagan

  • Vacaville
  • CA
Angela K Herrmann said : Guest Report Aug 10, 2021 at 11:21 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I wish I would have been able to meet her in person. Her emails were so wonderful and you could tell she had a great soul.

  • Granite City
  • IL
Belinda Tyson said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2021 at 7:37 AM

We're so sorry for your loss. Praying ?for and loving you. Tyson Family (NC)

  • Greenville
  • NC
ary Pyeatt said : Guest Report Aug 04, 2021 at 3:39 PM

JoaAnn has been an extended member of our family for 52 years. Her ability to love and care for others, her sense of justice and service has been a gift to humankind. May she always be held as an example of how to live our lives as we honor her memory. Love eternally Sweet Heart, Mary & Lawrence Pyeatt, Sam, Dan, Joe and Kasia

  • Grand Junction
  • Colorado
Charlie & Angela Mackey said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2021 at 7:20 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Jo Ann's passing. Our condolences to Landers, Nunn, Buttig, and Carter family. We are so sorry for your loss. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kansas City
  • KS
Lorraine Herring said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2021 at 1:02 AM

My friend my sister my angel I wish I would have known when we had our conversation That Wednesday that it would’ve been our last you you entire family will always be in my heart and prayers Love you Jo

  • Cape Girradeau
  • Missouri
Florence & Michael Gaynor said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2021 at 12:58 PM

We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of JoAnn. She was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God keep you in his loving arms and give you comfort in her memory.

  • Caseyville
  • IL
Bruce said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2021 at 3:10 AM

To her Family and her friends I'm very sorry for your loss . I'm glad that I met her !

  • Granite City
  • IL

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