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Jo Ann Sweet

June 26, 1959 - February 18, 2021

Funeral Services February 22, 2021

A celebration of life Service will be held Monday at RIO Central, Maryville, Tennessee at 7:00 PM. Rev. Tommy Roberts and Dr. Tim Hill, leading the service; Kevin Young of Disciple will be providing music. Viewing will be held prior to the service from 4:00-7:00 PM. Interment will be Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Clark’s Grove Cemetery in Maryville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heart of Florida Youth Ranch (www.Hofyr.org), 15833 N. US Highway 301, Citra, FL 32113. A second celebration of life service in Ocala Florida will be announced soon. Condolences may be made at www.maryvillememorialfuneralhome.com.

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Jo Ann Sweet (61) of Maryville, TN passed away Thursday February 18, 2021. Born June 26, 1959 in Maryville, Jo Ann was the daughter of the late Eva and Joe Davis. She is survived by husband of 44 years Johnny Sweet. Their family included son & wife Jonathan & Brooke Sweet; daughter & husband Shannon & Donnie Campbell; son and wife Michael and Jennifer Russell; Sons Aaron Sweet & Tony Russell. Granddaughter & husband Madison & James Long; granddaughters: Laurel Campbell, Lorien Sweet, Nora Sweet, Ava Russell; grandson and wife Tommy & Megan Campbell; Great-grandsons Kyson & Bryson. Sister Janice Davis; Brother-in-law & wife Lenville & Connie Sweet, Sister-in-law & husband Rebekah & Scott Owens. Numerous nieces and nephews. Jo Ann & Johnny pastored Green Meadow Church of God for 20 years. They also opened their home to over 100 adolescent boys as foster parents. While pastoring, the Sweets started a foster care program, which eventually moved to the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home. Together they traveled around the world training staff and raising awareness of orphanages and children’s homes. Since 2014 they have directed The Heart of Florida Youth Ranch in Citra, Florida. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heart of Florida Youth Ranch (www.Hofyr.org), 15833 N. US Highway 301, Citra, FL 32113.