Joanne May Sawyer

Published 5:03 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Joanne May Sawyer was born to Harry and Laura Casto as Joanne May Casto at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. on November 25, 1941 and died September 9, 2019. She graduated from North Miami High School in 1959. Joanne moved to the Outer Banks in the early 60s where she married Bayne Midgett. She was later remarried to Lockwood Sawyer.

Joanne was a hearty soul who made her livelihood on the shoals of the Outer Banks fishing, shrimping and crabbing. She was an active volunteer providing help throughout the community.

Joanne is survived by sisters Laura and Barbara, brothers Gerald (Jerry) and David Kern. She was preceded in death by husband, Lockwood Sawyer, parents, stepfather Francis (Red) Kern, brother James Kern and close friend Joe Pledger.

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Arrangements for services honoring Joanne will be announced shortly. Joanne loved her animals much more than flowers. Please make a donation in her name to the local Humane Society. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.