Jo Ellen London Greenhaw
Jo Ellen London Greenhaw, a lifelong Athens resident, was born November 22, 1943. She passed from this life at her home in Athens, surrounded by her family and many loved ones on March 13, 2020.
Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Monday, March 16, with the service following at First Presbyterian Church, Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred Orr London and Martha Josephine Griffin London. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Weaver David (Herby) Greenhaw; children, Melanie (Steve) McBay, Greg (Stacey) Greenhaw, Chad (Kerrie) Greenhaw and Clint Greenhaw; grandchildren, Jake Moore, Gavin Greenhaw, Baylor Greenhaw, Sophie Greenhaw, London Greenhaw, Addison Greenhaw, Reece Greenhaw, Carson Greenhaw and Claire Greenhaw; brother, David (Jenny) London; several nieces and a nephew; and special caregivers and friends, Ruby Crooks, Denise Oliver, Christy Fuller, Becky Wallace, Ashley Ware and Cynthia Daniels.
Jo Ellen was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Athens and sang in the choir.
She was a teacher at Athens City Schools and Limestone County Schools for more than 40 years. Jo Ellen was a devoted wife, mother and "Gran" who loved and cherished her entire family. She was known as an award-winning cook and enjoyed spending time with friends, cheering for Alabama and Athens football, and she loved her animals. She was loved by all who knew her.
Pallbearers will be Greg Greenhaw, Chad Greenhaw, Clint Greenhaw, Jake Moore, Gavin Greenhaw and Baylor Greenhaw. Honorary pallbearers will be Reece Greenhaw and Carson Greenhaw.
Published on March 13, 2020


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Steve McBay
Mar 15, 2020
This lady, and she was a lady in every way, was the best mother in love a man could ever ask for ! She and Herby took me into their family as if I was one of their own. I loved her and called her momma just like her children did. Thank you for loving me .
Phil & Wanda Dortch
Mar 14, 2020
We are so sorry for the passing of your dear mother. I pray that God will give the comfort that only comes from Him.
Kathy and Phil Petersen
Mar 14, 2020
So very sorry and sad see this. I have so many happy memories of JoEllen, especially when we were young mothers together. She was such a lovely person.