Joanna "Jo" Irene Cross Brooks
Last updated 8/11/2021 at 2:21pm
On Thursday, July 8, 2021, the Sapphire-Whitewater community lost an integral family member. Joanna “Jo” Irene Cross Brooks passed away at approximately 8:30 a.m. that morning due to ongoing health complications. Her final moments were spent in Angel Hospital in Franklin, N.C., after a series of hospital stays and releases.
She was born March 30, 1961, in Mexico, Missouri, to Betty and Jim Cross. She managed a full-time job in the mental health field while caring for her son as a single mother. In her late 20s, she transferred from Las Vegas to Brevard as a consultant for various me...