Jo Ann Nagy McNabb, 81, of Midland, and previously of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at her residence in Midland.
Jo Ann was born May 15, 1931 in Navarro County, and was a resident of Navarro County most of her life. She attended Petty’s Chapel Schools and graduated from Corsicana High School. She then attended Navarro College.
On Oct. 16, 1948, she married Bronnie Frank McNabb in Corsicana. Jo Ann was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister. Jo Ann’s generosity, graciousness, and wisdom touched so many lives, and her magnetic personality will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Jo Ann was an active and devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana, serving as Director of Median Adult Sunday School for many years. Jo Ann attended First Baptist Church of Midland since 2007, and was a member of the Stephen’s Department.
Mrs. McNabb was preceded in death by husband, Bronnie Frank McNabb; son Bronnie Frank McNabb, Jr.; son-in-law, Kenneth Graf; parents, Joe Nagy and Helen Toth Nagy; paternal grandparents, Steve and Johanna Nagy; and maternal grandparents, John and Annie Toth. She was also preceded in death by her husband’s parents, Homer E. McNabb and Edna Lewis McNabb.
Jo Ann is survived by a daughter, Nancy Ann McNabb Graf of Vernon; daughter-in-law, Anna Beth Simmons McNabb of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Margaret Anna McNabb of Charlotte, N.C., James Madison McNabb of Raleigh, N.C., John Kenneth Graf and wife Cristen; great granddaughter, Kenleigh Elizabeth of Plano, Christopher McNabb Graf and wife Katie of Houston; brother, Joe R. Nagy and wife Lou Arnett Nagy; sister, Linda Stephens and husband Autry C. Stephens of Midland; nieces and nephews, Paula Thompson, Patti Hill, Lia Buchanan, Joe Stephens, and Lyndal Greth. Also surviving is her brother-in-law, Billy James McNabb of Corsicana and niece Pat Haba.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan, 3, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Danny Reeves and Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Kenneth Graf, Christopher McNabb Graf, James Madison McNabb, Joseph Martin Stephens, Freddy Wayne Thomas, Meredith Scott Thompson, Michael Don Adams, and Richard William Greth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bronnie F. McNabb, Jr. Theological Library Collection at First United Methodist Church, Clarendon, Texas, or to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, Midland, or the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church, Corsicana, or to a charity of ones choice.
An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Jo Ann Nagy McNabb obituary.
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