JoAnn Young of the New Church


JoAnn Young, 72, of New Church, wife of Lonnie Medlin, died on December 9, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Born June 15, 1949 in Humboldt County, California, she was the daughter of the late William Elijah Whitehurst and Harriet Eugenia Davenport. JoAnn previously worked in the Pocomoke Health Department, where she was loved and respected by both colleagues and patients. She loved her church and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides her husband, JoAnn is survived by her sister Peggy; her brother, Billy; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her children, Patrick O’Neil Wescott and Cheryl Humphrey.

A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Acts Apostolic Church in Temperanceville with Pastor Starr Johnson as officiant.

If friends wish, memorial contributions can be made to funeral expenses, Thornton Funeral Home, PO Box 264, Parksley, VA 23421, click on the “Donate Funeral Funds” link or visit:

Arrangements are made by Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley, Virginia.

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