Jo Ann Dewese Lee, 74, of Forest Park, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Mrs. Lee was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., to the late Albert and Mary Dewese. She retired from the Clayton County Board of Education as a Bookkeeper. Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Ben Lee.

She is survived by her daughters and sons in-law. Angel and Jim Gersbacher of Marietta, Tricia and Paul Watts, of Marietta; grandchildren Garrett Watts, Jessie Watts, and Cole Watts; brother and sister in-law Sam and Carol Dewese of Naples, Fla.; and sister and brother in-law Jeanette and Tony Frazier of Kannapolis, N.C.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Tara Garden Chapel with Rev. Joe Mauthe. Interment followed in Orange Hill Cemetery in Hawkinsville, Ga., with a 2:30 p.m. Graveside Service. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Tara Garden Chapel, 681 North Ave, Jonesboro, Ga. 30236, 770-471-7171, www.taragardenchapel.com.