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JoAnn Johnsen Waters Obituary

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JoAnn Johnsen Waters

Greenville, NC

August 20, 1934 - April 1, 2024

JoAnn Johnsen Waters Obituary

Mrs. JoAnn J. Waters 89, died peacefully in her sleep on April 1, 2024. Services will be private.

JoAnn was born in Pitt County, North Carolina, and spent her whole life in Greenville. It was there she married Glenwood Waters. Her parents Elliott Johnsen and Henrietta Hyde owned Johnsen’s Antiques in Greenville. Here she became quite the entrepreneur selling antiques, fixing classical pieces, and creating beautiful lamps. She had many devoted customers that would seek her out for rare antiques and jewelry over the years.

She had an eclectic style that reached out to everyone she met, her love of antiques would find her at various auctions. Her second passion was her “River House”

down at the river where she worked hard and was content at times in her life. JoAnn enjoyed giving to some of her favorite local charities. She will be sorely missed.

She leaves to mourn Helen Barnes and Leslie Parker Thompson long time friends and caregivers; her cousins Fred, Laura, Claudia, and many extended cousins.

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