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Joanna McAuley

October 4, 1950 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 71)

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Mrs. Joanna McAuley, age 71 of Sanford NC transitioned into eternal rest on Monday, November 15, 2021, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.

Joanna McAuley was born in Sanford, NC October 4, 1950, to the late Owen Clinton (Baylock) and Lanie B. McAuley (Gram). She passed away peacefully November 15, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Joanna attended school in Harnett County and graduated from Benhaven High School, class of 1969.

In 1991, Joanna met the love of her life Sidney “Al” Akins. On November 4, 1994, they united in holy matrimony. The blessing of their union formed a blended family that gave her a daughter and him two sons which they both loved as their own.

Joanna was kindhearted and very giving. She was willing to help any and everyone in any way she could. Joanna greeted everyone with a smile, and she loved to laugh.

She is preceded in death by four brothers: Clinton, Charles, Wilson, and Levi. One sister, Joyce.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories; her husband Sidney (Al) Akins; two sons Larry McAuley (Helen), Marco McAuley (Tracy). One daughter, Crystal Akins. Three brothers; William McAuley (Evelyn), John McAuley (Edith), and Huey (Fish) McAuley. Three sisters; Shirley McKeithen, Lucille Hamer, and her twin Josephine Allen. Eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Services

Flower Delivery (This day until Service Day)
Friday
November 19, 2021

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Public Viewing
Friday
November 19, 2021

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Try Jesus Ministries
311 Carthage St
Sanford, NC 27330

Burial
Saturday
November 20, 2021

Lee Memory Garden
2600 Hawkins Ave.
Sanford, NC 27330

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