In Loving Memory

Joan W. Nobles, d. March 21, 2013



November 26, 1924 – March 21, 2013 In Loving Memory.
Magnolia Springs, AL

Joan W. Nobles went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2013. Born on November 26, 1924 to her parents Herbert Edwin Ward and Catherine Jessie Ward in Lincolnshire, England where the family lived until Joan reached the age of 5. The family moved to Canada and then to the United States where Joan lived in Pensacola, Florida until she retired from the Escambia County School Board in 1995. Joan was proud of her heritage and maintained her English citizenship. She had an extensive collection of tea pots and took afternoon tea daily.

Joan moved to Magnolia Springs, Alabama in 1998 where she resided until her death. Joan was an active member in her church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel, where she participated in weekly readings and was a loved member of the congregation. She worked and served as President of the Clothes Closet, a thrift shop that supports those in need in the community. Joan had an extensive family and group of friends that she loved very much. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed gardening and sewing. Joan enjoyed traveling, particularly the trips she took over seas. Joan will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her sister, Jean Brooks, Pensacola, Florida, and 5 children. Colleen Paige (John) Summerdale, AL, Mike Nobles, Perdido Key, Fl., Kevin Nobles, Magnolia Springs, Al., Patricia Owensby, Gulf Shores, AL, and Eugene Nobles (Sharon) Pensacola, FL. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place. I can fell His mighty power and His grace. I can feel the brush of angel’s wings, I can see glory on each face, surely the presence of the Lord is in this place. Jesus remember me when I come into your kingdom.

A visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00 on Friday, March 29th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel, Magnolia Springs, Al. followed by a private service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Covenant Hospice, or St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel.

Online condolences may be made at Services by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, Daphne, AL.


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