Joan Violet Thickey Backo, 88, of Northside Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Lake Taylor Transitional Nursing Center in Norfolk, VA. A native of Pennsylvania, she was born February 12, 1931 to the late Frederick George Thickey and Evelyn Margaret Troutman Thickey and was the wife of the late Joseph Louis Backo. As a dedicated and active member of Holy Family Catholic Church, she was active in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Secular Franciscan Order. She loved to crochet and gifted many with prayer shawls. Joan was a frequent contributor and dear friend of Girl’s Inc. in Elizabeth City, NC. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends.
Mrs. Backo is survived by a daughter, Debbie Hudson (John); ten grandchildren, John Michael Hudson, Joshua Green, Jenacy Backo, Adrienne Backo, Sloan Backo, John Backo, Jacob Backo, Josh Backo, Anna Backo, Isabelle Backo; and three great grandchildren, Ayden Green, Gavin Green, Olivia Green. She was preceded in death by a son, Joe F. Backo; two brothers and a sister.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church, officiated by Father Nick Cottrill and Father Jim Buchholz. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, 1453 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Backo family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com
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