Jovonna Joyce Herrington
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Jovonna Joyce Herrington passed away on October 8, 2019 in Athens, Texas. She was born on November 14, 1945 to Elon and Elva Dyer, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Carolyn Dyer Long; her grandson, James Lee Herrington.
Jovonna grew up as the middle child of her family. She had an older sister, Carolyn and a younger brother Danny. She attended school in Athens and graduated from Athens High School in 1965. Her first date with her husband was New Years of 1968. They married 7 months later in Las Vegas where they eloped. They then had their first and only child, Patrick. Jovonna was very involved in her church where she was the treasurer, she loved her church and her church family dearly. She also served as the treasurer of the Brown family reunion for many years and always looked forward to attending every year. In her working years she worked for Henderson Memorial Hospital for 20 years. She then worked at the Henderson County court house for 30 years in the district clerk office until retirement. After retirement she helped JD raise cattle, hay and their grandkids. She loved to go on family vacations, shopping, and coffee, but most importantly she loved her family. 4 years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She beat that until she was diagnosed with cancer again in April of 2019. She fought the good fight, she finished the race, and she kept the faith. Jovonna never met anyone that didn't love and adore her. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Survivors include, her love of her life for 51 years, JD Herrington; her son, Patrick Herrington; her grandchildren, Samantha Herrington and Garrett Herrington and wife Nichole; her great-grandkids, Cameron and Levi Herrington; her brother, Danny Dyer and wife Billie.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Arrangements by Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Published on October 12, 2019


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Sammy and Cathie Reagan
Oct 14, 2019
James, Patrick, and all family. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
Brad and Sonya Burnett
Oct 12, 2019
Prayers for you, your dad and your girls Patrick.
Bobby Knott
Oct 12, 2019
Our sincere condolences for your loss.
Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Bobby & Virginia Knott