Joan Elizabeth Calhoun was born February 22, 1942, in Atlantic City, New Jersey to her parents Helen Chapman Calhoun and Ernest Calhoun who adored her. She was swarmed with attention from her elder sibling William Calhoun Sr, and younger brothers and sisters Robert A. Calhoun, James Hill, Velma Yarborough, Carol A. Crouch, and Lionel Calhoun.
Predeceased her in death her husband Andrew Burton Jr, her parents Ernest and Helen Calhoun, older brother William Calhoun Sr, younger brothers Robert A. Calhoun, James Hill and sister Carol A. Crouch.
Joan herself was the last of her maternal siblings to enter the pearly gates.
She leaves to mourn her children Richard A. Smith of Wagram NC, Veronica Calhoun – Williams of Warwick, NY and Kendall L. Burton of Aberdeen NC., grandchild Kalira Khrystal Bell of Warwick, NY., sister Velma Yarborough of Aberdeen NC, brother Lionel Calhoun of Queens NY, sisters-in-law Bertha Marie Haynes Burton of Somerset, NJ and Marlyn Hill of Atlantic City, NJ. and a host of family members inclusive of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A viewing will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020, from 6-8 pm in the chapel of Pugh & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Southern Pines.
Pugh & Smith Funeral Home of Carthage is serving the Calhoun family.