SOUTHAVEN

Joyce Jurene “Jo” Tankersley, 70, of Southaven, formerly of Oakland, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at her home. Born in Woodruff County, Ark., Mrs. Tankersley was educated in the Arkansas and Mississippi school systems. She retired in 2000 from the childcare profession and was of the Cumberland Presbyterian Faith. Mrs. Tankersley was preceded in death by her husband, Morgan Tankersley; her parents, Walter and Mattie Gann; two brothers, Ronald and Preston Gann and one sister, Pat Davis. She is survived by her children, Dean Coleman (Sheri) and Kimmy Crane (David); her sister, Kathy Sharp; her brother, Ben Gann (Necole); four grandchildren, Brandon Coleman (Ashley), Austin Smith, Justin Crane, and Casey Roney; three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Tatum Roney and Jayden Crane, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. The family had visitation on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 5-8 p.m and the funeral service will be Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10 a.m., all at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St, Olive Branch. Interment will be in Autumn Woods Cemetery.