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315 E. Airline Hwy
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Joe Ann
Akpan (Dupard)

March 25, 1953 – November 21, 2018

Joe Ann Akpan
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Obituary for Joe Ann Akpan (Dupard)

Joe Ann Dupard Akpan was born on March 25, 1953 in Vacherie, Louisiana to the late Thelma Dupard. She was baptized by Rev. C. E. McClain at Little Union Baptist Church of Shreveport, LA, where she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. Joe Ann went on to be with the Lord November 21, 2018 while at Thibodaux Health Care Center.
Joe Ann was a proud graduate of St. James High School and later attended undergraduate school at Bishop College in Dallas Texas and Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana respectively. She continued her education and went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.
Joe Ann married Imeh Akpan and from this union they had three children; Ross Akpan of Baton Rouge, Nenne Akpan of Charlotte, North Carolina and Jarvis Akpan of Houston, Texas.
Joe Ann loved people and showed her love through her work in Social Services and Human Relations. She worked tirelessly for the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission in Tulsa, Ok, The Greater Shreveport Human Rights Commission in Shreveport, LA, and finally for the Saint James Parish School Board.
She leaves to cherish her memory three brothers, Hayward (Betty) Jeffery of Westwego, Louisiana, Tannor (Carol) Dupard Sr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Norris Dupard Sr. of Vacherie, Louisiana; Jayce Jarvis Andrews Akpan, her one and only grandchild, whom she cherished and loved dearly and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Dupard, sister, Hazel Saul and brother, Darrell Dupard.
Homegoing Services will be held at 12pm on Thursday November 29,2018 at Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 East Airline Hwy, Gramercy, LA 70052. Viewing beginning at 10:00AM. Private burial to follow.
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When Thursday, November 29th, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
315 E. Airline Hwy
Gramercy, LA 70052
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Thursday, November 29th, 2018 12:00pm
315 E. Airline Hwy
Gramercy, LA 70052

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Private Burial
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