Jo Ann Fulton

Jo Ann Fulton of Conway, SC, peacefully passed away at her residence with her family by her side on August 24th, 2018. She was born on May 9th, 1937 in Palenstine, WV, to the late Cleve and Cigal Sheppard.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Richard A. Fulton. Jo Ann graduated from Wirt County High School and resided in Parkersburg, WV with her husband until they relocated to Conway, SC in 2005.

Jo Ann was a dedicated and active member of Lubeck Church of Christ, Lubeck, WV, as well as Conway Church of Christ in Conway, SC

Mrs. Fulton is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Wyrick (Jim) of Stuart, FL; two sons, Richard (Susie) and Martin (Phylis), both of Parkersburg, WV; daughters Peggy Russell (Steve) of Merritt Island, FL, and Candace Martin (Tim) of Gettysburg, PA. Jo Ann had the joy of being blessed with 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Jo Ann was also known as Mom to many other neighborhood children she loved as her own while living on Blennerhasset Heights.

She was preceded in death by sisters Wanda McCoy, Mae Harper, Juanita Chipman, Myrtle Cooper, and Thelma Light, as well as brothers, Jim, Donald, John, Charles, Lynn, and Paul.

A service, with Bob Christy officiating was held at the Conway Church of Christ, Sunday, August 26th, in Conway, SC. There will be additional services officiated by Eric Neilson held at 1 PM, Thursday, August 30th at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg, WV. Viewing will be Wednesday, August 29th, from 1-4 pm and 6-8 pm and again Thursday from 12-1 pm She will be interred at Sunset Memorial Gardens immediately following the service. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to