JoAnn Smallwood

JoAnn Smallwood, 89 years old, was called home to be with the Lord on February 10, 2021. She past away peacefully resting in her home. She is reunited with her father Charlie Houston Cobb, mother Margie Leila Cobb, sister Margie Ruth Baccus, brother Donald Wayne Cobb, and son Mark Randall Smallwood.

JoAnn was born on January 24, 1932 and spent almost her entire life in Houston, Tx. At the beginning of her career, she started working as a banker for East End State Bank while finishing her High school diploma. Later she moved on to be an Accountant/Bookkeeper for Southern Display for 20+years.

JoAnn, also known as G-ma, loved to spend most of her time baking, cooking, crocheting, sewing, and listening to all of nature’s tunes out on her patio. Her green thumb was like no other and the joy her garden gave her was enlightening. She was an independent, strong-willed, passionate, creative mother to 3 generations of her family. She was full of joy, laughter, smiles and love. She always expressed that her greatest passion was being able to watch her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow.

She leaves behind her legacy and wonderful memories with her children: Jennifer Fillback, and Ronald Smallwood, her grandchildren: Dominique, Candice, Joshua, Nicholas, Kristen, Meagan, and Joe, her great grandchildren: Aliyah, Joshua II, Aiden, Mckenzie, Hunter, Harper, Alyce and Knox. She also leaves behind many cousins, nephews, and nieces from the Baccus family, Blankenship family, Cobb family, Rodriguez family, Corona family and many other family and friends that she held dear to her heart.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27 in the Chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland. Visitation to follow from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  1. I will miss my Aunt JoAnn very much. She was my second mother, and her and my Mom were so very close hat I got to see her all the time. She is with Mom now in heaven, and one day we will have a great reunion. I love you and miss you very much. Your nephew, Mike.

    Mike Baccus
  2. My Aunt JoAnn was such a big part of my life growing up. I loved when she would read to us, as children, following the words with her beautiful long red manicured nails. I always thought she was the most glamorous and beautiful woman I ever knew.

    She traveled with a group of friends from school and her church to national parks where they camped out. They went to caves and rode horses. She would bring us back rocks and walking sticks as souvenirs.

    She was a huge part of my life and she will be greatly missed. She was an amazing woman and had the most marvelous laugh.

    I miss you Aunt JoAnn and love you

    Pandora Blankenship

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