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Joan Dugger Weaver

July 31, 1935 ~ November 11, 2022 (age 87)


Joan Weaver of Atlanta, Georgia went home peacefully to be with God on Friday, November 11, 2022. Joan, or "Sally" as known by her brother and many friends, "Tookie" as known by her mother, and "Momma Joan" as known by her grandsons, was born July 31, 1935, in Greeneville, Tennessee. 

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Palmer; sons: Stephen and  Michael, her daughter-in-law Sherrise, and husband of several years Ed Palmer.  Joan is also survived by her two precious and loving grandsons: James and Davis Palmer. Joan was preceded in death by Luci Lou of Atlanta, Georgia, her parents, James Hugh Dugger and Joan Walker Dugger both of Greeneville, and her brother, James Walker Dugger of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and Johnson City, Tennessee. Joan was always thankful for her family, friends, and acquaintances she met along her path.  She leaves many lifelong friends that shared travel, laughs, cries, embraces, and all the experiences and opportunities that life offered them.

Joan graduated from Greeneville High School and attended East Tennessee State University earning a degree in social work. Upon graduation, Joan leveraged her degree and passion for others and worked in central and east Tennessee, providing enthusiastic and gracious support and care for families, individuals, and communities.

Joan lived her life to its fullest and woke up to each day with joy, grace, appreciation and anticipation of the work and opportunities ahead. Joan had an aura of gratitude, positivity, laughter, and appreciation for both small and big things in life. She loved traveling, laughing in church at the most inopportune moments, long walks on the beach, early sunrises, late sunsets, her many loyal and loved pet companions, her community of friends, and mostly her family. She enjoyed plays, musicals, bridge, exercising, and spending time with her grandsons, sons, and daughter.  She was a voracious reader of literature.

Her family wishes to thank those who provided care for her in her last few months and who made her life comfortable, shared many laughs, gave her an expectation of promise, hope and never yielded in providing passionate care until her death. Sign online guestbook at  

In lieu of flowers and a service the family requests any donations be sent on Joan's behalf to the Best Friends Animal Society at


Memorial Mass planned for a later date


Best Friends Animal Society

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