Joann S. Bottomley, age 81, of Ennice; passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 13th, 2023 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, NC.
Joann's heart was as warm and soft as her biscuits. The kind, loving heart that always greeted you with a smile. There were no strangers, just friends and neighbors passing by for a chat. Joann's greatest accomplishments were being the most amazing Mother and Grandmother a child could ever have. Her family and friends adored her well-known delicious green beans, with taters on top, and those warm, soft biscuits. She always had a chair at the table for you. Joann took great pleasure in knowing everyone loved her cooking. Now, she's enjoying a feast at the marriage supper of the lamb.
Joann was born March 23rd, 1942 in Surry County to the late Jack and Lora Billings Spicer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Maggie Phillips.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Bobby Bottomley of the home; three children: William Bottomley and wife Janet of Ennice, Charles Burgess and wife Lori of Mt. Airy, Brenda Sparks and husband Charles of Spruce Pine; five grandchildren: Tyler Bottomley of Ennice, Lauren Cox of Pilot Mountain, Randall Meyerhoffer of Spruce Pine, LeAnn Fulbright of Spruce Pine, Adam Burgess of Sparta; four great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; two sisters: Erlene Cox of Winston-Salem, Kathy Craver and husband Charles of Clemmons; two brothers: Larry Spicer and wife Jennie of Statesville, Gerald Spicer and wife Diane of Austin; special friends and neighbors; Jackie Bare, Randy Poole and Ronnie Presnell; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends also survive.
Funeral Services to honor the life of Joann will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 18th, 2023 in the chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Service with Brother Jeff Carpenter and Reverend David Spicer officiating. Interment will follow at Saddle Mountain Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
A very heart-felt thank you goes to "God's Angels" who are the staff of Hugh Chatham Health's Intensive Care Unit and Respiratory Department for Joann's care during her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Solid Rock Food Closet, PO Box 955, Sparta, NC 28675.
Thomas Family Funeral Service is honored to be serving the Bottomley Family. If you wish, online tributes may be extended to the family at www.thomasfamilyfs.com.